The jawbone can be very prominent in some Asians, particularly in ethnic groups from Northeast Asia. The prominence of the jaw leads to a widened lower face. Visit our page on Jaw Reduction Surgery for Non-Asians here.
Asian Jaw Contouring Surgery Alternative
One alternative to surgery is BOTOX® Cosmetic injections. In patients where the prominence of the jaw is due to a strong jaw muscle (the masseter muscle), injections of BOTOX can cause the muscle to shrink, resulting in narrowing of the lower face. If larger doses of BOTOX are used the effect can be permanent. This is an excellent alternative to surgery as there is almost no downtime and the risks of BOTOX injections are minimal. Contact our office today to schedule a personal, confidential consultation on Asian jaw contouring with Dr. Ching.