What is Masseter Botox?

The masseter muscle is the largest of muscles that connects the jaw and cheek, ensuring the performance of the task of chewing. Excessive work of this muscle makes muscle look square, causing women to be unhappy in particular. It is most often seen in cases of involuntary teeth grinding or teeth clenching. Botox is an important option in treatment. Turkey Medicals member Plastic surgery specialist Dr. gave information about the masseter boat.

Why Do Jaw Muscles Grow?

Like muscles, the jaw muscle does not grow with routine jaw movements, but it grows as a result of these muscles working with excessive force. Especially in people with problems with clenching and grinding teeth during sleep, we see these muscles as enlarged.

It usually increases during stressful periods. However, sometimes these problems can also occur in an unknown way.

Is the big jaw muscle harmful to health?

Jaw muscle growth has no harm to physical health. However, by enlarging the jaw muscles, it can visually make a person unhappy. Many people do not like this condition that protrudes from the sides of the chin or creates a square face image. Women like a more oval and thin face. Especially if there is unilateral muscle growth, there may also be an asymmetric muscle appearance.

It can also cause permanent trauma to the teeth, leading to wear of the upper surface of the tooth. In this case, it is useful to ask for the help of a dentist.

Is there a treatment for the large jaw muscle?

First of all, it is necessary to investigate the problems that may cause tooth clenching or grinding. In fact, it is not easy to diagnose, since these problems are mostly experienced during sleep.

If an underlying problem is not found, the first option in treatment is botox application. This process is called masseter botox. Just like other botox applications, it has a slight paralyzing effect aimed at temporarily reducing the activity of striated muscles, that is, relaxing muscle. Thus, the jaw muscles stop overworking and shrink over time to their normal form muscle.

How is masseter botox performed?

Masseter botox in Turkey is a procedure that ends in 10-15 minutes, similar to other botox applications. After the procedure, the person resumes his daily life. Mild side effects may occur. It is not an extremely painful procedure.

As a result; If you are also uncomfortable with grinding, clenching teeth and the size of the jaw muscle associated with them, you can get information about mass muscle botox by contacting an expert aesthetic surgeon in Turkey.


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Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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