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Botox for jaw slimming! Can Botox be used to fix the asymmetry can was caused?

Plastic Surgeon Dr. Dean Kane of Baltimore Answers Question Regarding Botox

Q. Do I slim the wide side of my jaw? What are the options to slim down my jaw? Or are there fillers to widen the slim side of my jaw? I wear a night guard and I think I used to grind on one side more. Is the enlargement of one side of my face caused by bruxism. I want options to make my face more symmetrical.

A. It is natural to have asymmetry of the face as it is the extremities and body. It is how the skeleton grows during development. If you are 17 as the login name implies, your jaw may not be fully developed and adjustments may further alter the growth pattern.

Please obtain a consultation for proper evaluation and discussion of the options with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon or Oral Surgeon well trained in facial development, injectables and surgery. Bring photos of your younger self to the appointment with you.

  • Botox is useful when upon grinding the teeth, the width of the jaw further widens.
  • Injectable fillers may help at the skin, fat and bone layers based on examination for what is best for you.
  • Implants and jaw surgery may be needed to correct on-going deformity.

I hope this is helpful. All the best!

This information is not meant as medical advice. It is provided solely for education. Our practice would be pleased to discuss your unique circumstances and needs as they relate to these topics.

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