Masseter Prominence

Masseter prominence refers to the distinct bulging or contouring along the lower jawline, created by the masseter muscles. These muscles are located on either side of the face and play a crucial role in chewing and jaw movement. The prominence of the masseter muscles contributes not only to functional aspects of the jaw but also to the overall aesthetics of the face.

The masseter muscles are powerful muscles responsible for the up-and-down movement of the lower jaw during chewing and biting. They originate from the cheekbone (zygomatic arch) and insert into the lower jawbone (mandible). When the masseter muscles contract, they close the jaw, enabling the grinding and breaking down of food.

Types Of Masseter Prominence

Additional Masseter Prominence Surgery

Dynamic Masseter Augmentation:

This revolutionary surgery involves inserting bioresorbable implants into the masseter muscles. These implants gradually dissolve over time, stimulating muscle growth and creating a natural augmentation that evolves with the body’s response.

Three-Dimensional Masseter Sculpting:

Employing advanced imaging technology, this surgery employs a three-dimensional approach to sculpt the masseter muscles. Surgeons precisely target specific muscle fibers for augmentation or reduction, resulting in a finely chiseled jawline.


Common FAQs On Masseter Prominence

Masseter prominence refers to the visible and palpable bulge along the lower jawline, created by the masseter muscles. These muscles are responsible for jaw movement and play a role in defining facial aesthetics.

The masseter muscles contribute to the shape and definition of the jawline. Their size and development can influence the angularity and contours of the face.

Yes, genetics play a significant role in determining the natural size and shape of the masseter muscles. Some individuals naturally have more prominent masseter muscles due to their genetic makeup.

Non-surgical options like neuromodulator injections (e.g., Botox) can temporarily reduce masseter size by relaxing the muscle. Surgical procedures, such as masseter muscle reduction, offer more permanent changes.

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