Maxillofacial Surgeon Dr. S.M. Balaji diagnosed that the square-shaped face was due to masseter hypertrophy. Masseter muscle is mainly responsible for the movements of the lower jaw & plays an important role in facial aesthetics. When the muscle on both right & left side becomes enlarged or thickened, it gives the lower third of the face a wide, square-shaped appearance.
Dr. Balaji surgically reduced the bulk of the enlarged Masseter muscle from within the mouth itself so there were no scars. Along with the muscle reduction, the excess part of the gonial angle of the mandible was also trimmed. Immediately after surgery the lower jaw appeared more proportionate and her appearance greatly improved. The girl & her family were very happy to have a more attractive, natural look.