Can a Botox injection reduce enlarged parotid gland and sublingual gland?
Dr. Dean Kane Q & A
Q. Can a Botox injection reduce enlarged parotid gland and sublingual gland? My face looks puffy and unbalanced since I have a thin figure. I realize its not my masseter muscle but an enlarged parotid gland and sublingual gland. Is it safe to inject the salivary glands with Botox?
A. Yes, Botox can reduce the size of your salivary and parotid glands BUT this maybe the wrong solution to your problem. Complications to injecting the salivary and parotid gland include but are not limited to dry mouth, duct stones, inflammation and swelling, reduction in the enzymes and acid/base balance of the food you eat in your mouth and therefore poor digestion.
There is not enough information base on your query. Please consult with a well experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon or ENT Facial surgeon regarding your desires for a proper examination and those options which are best for YOU.
I hope this is helpful. All the best!