Ever wanted to tweak the shape of your face?
Many men and women look in the mirror and see slight imperfections that they would like to change. The key is that these trouble areas are often quite small. Therefore, traditional cosmetic procedures that are invasive, such a chin augmentation or rhinoplasty, aren’t always actually warranted.
The good news is, there is an alternative option: Botox.
How Can Botox Change Your Face Shape?
While Botox is generally marketed as a product that smooths fine lines and softens wrinkles and creases, it’s actually useful at fixing many other challenges as well. One key use of Botox, which has become increasingly popular in recent years, is the ability to change someone’s face.
Indeed, with the right cosmetic surgeon administering Botox, you can make a myriad of changes to your jawline, mouth, cheeks, nose, and overall face shape.
Reshaping Your Face With Botox
Everyone has a unique face shape. You’ve probably seen charts of the “classic” face shapes: heart, diamond, round, oval, square, long, and pear.
All of these face shapes can look attractive on different people. But it’s also not uncommon to have facial features that go best with one particular shape. If this is the case for you, and you’d like to make slight alterations, Botox may be the answer. Here are just a few of the things it can do to change the shape, features, and definition of your face — without surgery.
1. Slim your face
If you have a round or square face shape, you may have wished for a slimmer shape in the past. In fact, Botox can give this for you.
To give yourself more of a pleasing oval-shaped face, Dr. Sieber can strategically inject Botox into the masseter muscles. These are the muscles located at the back of the jaw, which are very often overactive. If you’ve ever been a teeth grinder during the day or if your dentist has ever told you that you have sleep bruxism (essentially, teeth grinding at night), you may have overactive masseter muscles.
Constant teeth grinding and jaw clenching can lead these muscles to grow in size. Botox can relax them, however, which will reduce their activity and, thusly, reduce their size. Overall, with Botox in the masseter muscles, you’ll see a dramatic change in the contours of your face.
2. Alter your jawline
Just as Botox can slim your face, often by reducing the size and tension in the masseter muscles, it can also change the exact shape and exaggerate jawline by adding more firmness to an undefined jaw or by fixing asymmetries in the jaw.
In fact, this is a common procedure for men. A traditionally attractive feature in males is a strong, firm, and square-shaped jawline. However, not all men are endowed with this face shape. A few strategically placed injections of Botox can change that for men who lack jaw definition. Botox can even firm up or change the shape of the chin itself.
3. Change the shape and contours of your nose
Many people want to change the shape or size of their nose. In fact, rhinoplasty (commonly known as a nose job) is one of the most popular plastic surgeries of the face.
But as you likely know, getting rhinoplasty means a lot of downtime. It is a major surgery, which requires anesthesia and a lengthy recovery. Furthermore, during this recovery period, you may not feel comfortable going out or seeing people.
An alternative procedure offers similar (and sometimes even better) results and is far less invasive. It’s not at all invasive, in fact.
Botox can change the shape of your nose, fix bumps, straighten a crooked appearance, or even change the shape of the tip. This all happens with simple injections. The procedure is non-invasive, and the recovery time is minimal.
Keep in mind that not everyone is a good candidate for a “liquid nose job” or “liquid rhinoplasty,” as it is sometimes called. To know whether your nose issues can be successfully altered with the use of Botox, schedule a Botox consultation appointment with Dr. Sieber.
Here are the nasal shape issues of the nose that can be most commonly altered with Botox:
- Raising the nasal bridge
- Straightening the bridge
- Camouflaging a dorsal hump or ridge
- Changing the nose tip shape
How to Prepare for Your Botox Appointment
Before getting Botox, you need to book a consultation appointment. During this appointment, you can ask Dr. Sieber any questions you may have concerning the procedure.
Together, you’ll discuss your medical history and expectations for the procedure, and Dr. Sieber will let you know whether you’d be a good candidate for Botox face reshaping. If you decide to move forward, you’ll find out exactly how much Botox you’ll need and where. You can then book your appointment.
At your Botox treatment appointment, be sure you have followed all of the directions given to you by Dr. Sieber. It’s likely you will need to have stopped or changed certain supplements or medications. If you’re a smoker, Dr. Sieber will have given you specific instructions on halting smoking before your procedure as well.
After your Botox appointment, be sure to follow the aftercare instructions given to you by Dr. Sieber. This may include applying ice to reduce swelling and bruising and keeping your face as clean as possible.
Schedule Your Consultation Appointment Today
Interested in using Botox to change the shape of your face? Get it right the first time by booking with a plastic surgeon who has unique skill and experience administering Botox for face shape alterations.
Dr. Sieber is one of the few double board-certified reconstructive and plastic surgeons in the San Francisco Bay Area. His experience and expertise speaks for itself. Just take a look at some of the ultra-satisfied Botox patients he’s worked with in the past.
If you have been considering Botox to alter or tweak the shapes and contours of your face, don’t wait. Book your consultation appointment today and start your journey toward the new you!