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