4 Types of Jawline Reduction and Enhancement in San Diego

masseter jaw reduction

It’s not uncommon for both women and men to seek some form of facial enhancement procedure. One of the most common (but lesser known) procedures is jawline reconstruction (masseter muscle reduction). Whether you want to reduce or define your jawline, there are a handful of surgical and non-surgical options to be considered.

Non-Surgical Options for Jawline Enhancement in San Diego

For an option that requires less downtime and shorter recovery, these types of non-surgical jawline enhancement are ideal.

Botox for Jawline Correction

If you’ve ever wondered how to make your jaw slimmer without surgery, Botox is the perfect option of you! While a strong, square jawline can be distinctly masculine and desirable in male patients, many female patients seek a softer more feminine shape to their face. If you’re looking to slim your jawline without undergoing a surgical procedure can opt to have Botox injected into the Masseter Muscle. The Masseter is a muscle that runs through the rear part of the cheek from the temporal bone to the lower jaw and is responsible for closing the jaw when chewing. It is also the muscle commonly responsible for the appearance of a large, square-shaped jaw.
This procedure can be completed in under 5 minutes with a few small injections of Botox on each side of the face. These injections will weaken the muscle and in turn slightly shrink it. It is highly effective with minimal to no pain, and no down time. Patients will gradually begin to see the effects after a couple weeks, with the full effect visible after 6 weeks.
Results last approximately 6 months. This means patients do not need to have the procedure done as often to maintain the slimmer looking jawline as patients who get Botox to minimize facial wrinkles.

Dermal Fillers for Jawline Correction

An increasingly popular choice, Dermal fillers are the best option for patients with a naturally weak jawline, sagging excess fat in the neck, a double chin, or sagging jowls who want to enhance their appearance with a more defined jawline. Unlike Botox, these injectable fillers are meant to achieve a more structured jawline rather than a softening effect. Dermal fillers are placed along the chin, creating the desired effect on the chin and the jawline.
This treatment lasts significantly longer than Botox, remaining in place for up to 2 years. However, when partnered with Botox, remember that your Botox injections will still need upkeep every few months.
Dermal fillers to decrease under chin fat


CoolSculpting is an FDA approved, completely non-invasive way to get rid of stubborn areas of fat, such as removing double chins. This procedure takes about an hour in a comfortable setting. CoolSculpting uses controlled cooling technology to freeze the fat without affecting the overlying skin resulting in a more enhanced jawline when applied to the neck and surrounding features.


No matter how hard you work at the gym or keep up with your diet, sometimes there are areas, like the chin and jawline, that don’t seem to reflect your hard work. But don’t worry, because Kybella can help you reclaim and contour your jawline in a few quick appointments. Kybella is a FDA approved, longterm treatment that safely dissolves fat and keeps it from coming back. Made from a substance that our bodies naturally produce, Kybella can be injected into the fat under the chin as well as the jowls.
The procedure is fast, safe and easy. The injections take about 15 minutes and most people will need between 2-4 treatments. Kybella can add years back to your face, remove the appearance of a ”double chin” and give you an extra boost of confidence.
Kybella used to reduce under chin fat

Surgical Options for Jawline Correction in San Diego

Though we’re extremely confident that you can achieve your desired jawline results through non-invasive procedures like the ones listed above. If you feel that you want to achieve dramatic and permanent jawline reconstruction, you may want to consider surgical options including chin augmentation surgery, neck liposuction and a facelift or neck lift. However, be prepared for a longer recovery period and allow yourself more downtime before and after the procedure. Our friendly team of medical professionals at SDBotox will be able to walk you through your options and help you determine the best course of action for the look you want.


Now that you’re aware of the different procedures available for jawline reduction or enhancement, it’s time to decide what’s right for you. Determining the amount of time you are able to spend in recovery, the frequency you wish to receive treatment, and the range of effects you’d like to see from your procedure will help steer you to the best option for you.
Schedule your FREE consultation with our staff at SDBotox to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure, and to answer any questions you may have.