A softer, more feminine appearance for women.
A more square, chiseled appearance for men.
Men love having a strong, square jawline. In fact, women love having a well-defined jawline as well. But, the difference is in contours. A wide and square jaw is a masculine feature. Women desire a slimmer, softer outline with a less robust vector change, giving an overall appearance that is smoother around the edges. The muscle that is responsible for this effect is the masseter muscle.
Jaw reduction has traditionally been a surgical procedure with increased risks, unnatural results, asymmetry, and considerable recovery times.
With the use of botulinum toxin with or without fillers, jaw reshaping can be performed to achieve the desired shape. The chin may be reshaped at the same time to increase projection in select patients.
Slimming the appearance of the masseter muscle and jaw will also result in an enhanced cheekbone appearance due to the increased contrast between the cheek and jaw.