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What is Masseter?

The masseter muscle is the strongest chewing muscle in the jaw area and is located on both sides of the jaw. Excessive growth of these muscles due to various reasons and becoming noticeable even when viewed from the outside is called masseter hypertrophy or masseter enlargement. Causes such as excessive consumption of hard meat, constant gum chewing, excessive teeth grinding due to various reasons, especially stress, may cause masseter hypertrophy. Thanks to the masseter, the masseter muscles in the lower part of the chin are thinned and the deformities of the face are eliminated.

Thanks to the masseter, the masseter muscle weakens and becomes smaller. Thus, the round and square image that occurs on the face can turn into a triangular, oval or heart-shaped image thanks to the thinning process. In addition to this, the jaw muscles are relaxed and the tension on the face is reduced. Thus, the person's problems such as clenching and grinding, also called bruxism, are eliminated. 

Why is Masseter Done? 

Even though the growth in the masseter muscle does not cause serious functional disorders, it can be aesthetically disturbing. This situation can create psychological problems, as well as problems such as teeth grinding, which can cause ear, head or face pain. We can list the conditions that can be treated with masseter, which can also be called tooth clenching or jaw, as follows:

  • Teeth clenching and grinding treatment,
  • Elimination of headache problems such as ear, face or migraine,
  • Alternative treatment for patients who cannot use dental plaque,
  • Prevention of excessive joint pressure,
  • Shaping the face with V Shape application,
  • Clarifying the jawline and jawline,
  • Face and cheek thinning.

If you are also experiencing the above problems and want to get rid of these problems, you can contact a doctor who is an expert in the field for masseter. 

How Is Masseter Made? 

In the masseter procedure, is injected in order to weaken the masseter muscle enough to reduce the tightening of the jaw and thus to prevent teeth grinding. Since tooth grinding is prevented after the injection, problems such as wear and tear that may occur on the teeth are also eliminated. After botulinum toxin injection, no deterioration occurs in mimics or chewing functions. The steps followed during the masseter application are as follows:

  • The area where the masseter muscle is located is cleaned and sterilized,
  • Local anesthesia is performed,
  • is injected into 3 areas on the muscle and it is ensured that the laughing muscles are not affected during this process,
  • The injection is administered into the masseter muscle at a depth of approximately 8 millimeters.

Masseter application takes approximately 10 minutes and patients can return to their daily lives immediately after the procedure. 

What are the Advantages of Masseter?

Teeth grinding, headaches and unaesthetic appearance, which develop due to the growth of the masseter muscles, negatively affect the daily life of the person. The most obvious advantage of masseter is the increase in self-confidence and the return of daily life to normal. It is possible to list other prominent advantages of the application as follows:

Masseter application, performed under the control of a specialist physician, is an operation with a high success rate. In other words, one hundred percent success can be achieved with the right choice of physician.

Things to Know About Masseter

Masseter is a procedure that takes a very short time, is risk-free, and patients can return to their normal lives immediately after the operation. Apart from the information we have given above, here are the things to know about masseter:

Pregnant and lactating women and anyone who does not have a health condition that would prevent the application, and who are not satisfied with the appearance of their chin, can have masseter.

It is a painless procedure that takes 10 minutes. No need to stay in hospital.It may take 3 to 4 weeks for the chin to take its full shape after the application.The effect period of the masseter process is approximately between 3 and 6 months. If you want permanent results, you need to repeat the masseter process every 2 to 4 months. 

After the masseter application, no additional treatment is usually required. If you want the facial image to be more contoured or V-shaped, you can request additional injection sessions. Finally, it is of great importance that the procedure is performed by a specialist and experienced physician. In this way, you can achieve the jaw structure you desire in a short time and painlessly. 

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