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Would you like to slim your jawline in just a few minutes?

Would you like to slim your jawline in just a few minutes? in Houston & Katy, TX

1/11/2018

Not a lot of people know that both BOTOX® and Dysport® can be injected into the jaw muscles to slim the appearance of your face. It may be the right decision for a number of patients. We have a set of muscles on either side of our jaw called the masseters. These thick muscles are used for chewing. Unfortunately, they can become thickened and hypertrophied if you grind your teeth at night, have TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint) disorder, chew excessive gum or clench your jaw with stress.

A well-known person that has recently made headlines for her new face shape is the found of Skinnygirl, Bethenny Frankel. If you’re a fan of the Real Housewives of New York, you know this outspoken New Yorker had a very defined jaw line. But over the years, her face has definitely softened and caused her to look a lot more relaxed. Some people speculated plastic surgery such as a face lift, but it was actually BOTOX® injections into her masseters. This non-surgical jaw reduction or non-surgical face slimming can completely change your entire look.

When BOTOX® and Dysport® are injected precisely and directly into the masseter muscles, it temporarily relaxes that muscle and makes it weaker. This causes immediate change in the size and shape of that muscle. But with long term, consistent use of BOTOX® and Dysport® the disuse of that muscle and atrophy of the muscle will allow for less and less need for the injections.

Injections into this specific muscle cause a more square appearing jaw and chin line to become more , thinner and overall more feminine appearing. For those of use that have TMJ or stress related grinding, injections of neuromodulators such as BOTOX® and Dysport® can eliminate pain and headaches.

Dr. Gopathi, the Director of Medical Aesthetics at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics, will asses every patient to make sure they are a proper candidate. When doing the injections, she used very tiny needles to make the procedure as comfortable as possible. Overall the in-office injections will take about 15 to 20 minutes with little to no pain, and no downtime. As with every injectable, there is a small risk of bruising, swelling and redness.

You should start noticing the results of your treatment in about two weeks. At that time Dr. Gopathi likes to reevaluate you in the office to see if more BOTOX® and Dysport® is needed. At about 6 weeks, you will see your final results as your muscles have had the time to decrease in size. This is when you can appreciate a slimmer, more feminine look to the jawline. Most results will last between 3 to 6 months. To try to prolong the effect, try to avoid chewing gum or other items that may cause that muscle to build back up and become bulky.

If you are interested to a non-surgical facial slimming and jaw contouring, call our Memorial, Houston office at 281-242-1061 or email us. Dr. Swapna Gopathi is a board-certified physician who bring years of experience and training in Houston, Katy, The Galleria and Bellaire.

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Dr. Ravi Somayazula and Dr. Swapna Gopathi, both Board-Certified Physicians, use a patient-centered approach and spend as much time as needed to make each patient feel special and respected—not just another person walking through the door. As a team, a one-of-a-kind treatment plan is created to address concerns from head to toe with the latest surgical and non-surgical techniques, including: Breast Augmentation (Implants), Tummy Tucks, Liposuction, Mommy Makeovers, miraDry®, Botox®, Dermal Fillers, and Sculptra®. Working side-by-side, Dr. Ravi and Dr. Gopathi strive to create a long-lasting relationship with each patient, meeting any new aesthetic needs as they arise. Together, the staff at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics take each patient step-by-step through their cosmetic journey to achieve the desired aesthetic results.

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Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics sends well wishes to all of those impacted by COVID-19. Dr. Ravi and our staff understand that this has impacted our community in multiple ways, but we are ready to support you in any way we can. Patients have multiple concerns and anxieties, and we want to assure you that as a medical practice, we are here for you.

Our office is currently open and ready to serve you. We are performing elective surgeries per Texas state guidelines at our Ambulatory Surgery Center, Houston Plastic Surgery Center.  All surgical patients are required to test for Covid-19, this will be reviewed in detail with you by your Patient Care Coordinator.  We are also still performing Injectables, such as Botox and fillers, and other in-office Med Spa procedures, such as miraDry and Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling.  In order to do our part to decrease the spread of Covid-19, our office does have a strict screening protocol and all staff and patients are required to wear masks at all times.  Our staff continues to follow strict guidelines to increase the frequency of cleaning of all contact surfaces, such as door handles and countertops, with appropriate cleaning solutions. Your safety has always been, and will continue to be, of utmost importance.

Dr. Ravi Somayazula and Dr. Swapna Gopathi, both board certified physicians, continue to offer in person consultations as well as virtual consultations via a secure HIPAA compliant platform. We are happy to provide these two options to guarantee your comfort.

As responsible leaders in our community, we will always take the appropriate steps to ensure that every decision we make is focused on the health and safety of our patients and staff. We continue to monitor the CDC’s guidelines on infection control and are implementing their recommendations on an ongoing basis.

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