Correction of Lower Facial Wideness Due to Masseter Hypertrophy


Tabrizi R., Ozkan B. T. , Zare S.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.21, no.4, pp.1096-1097, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/scs.0b013e3181e1b29b
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1096-1097
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Masseter hypertrophy is an uncommon condition that can cause aesthetic and functional problems. Various treatment options were suggested by authors. We used surgical intraoral approaches in 5 patients, which consist of masseter muscle reduction and mono-cortical ostectomy in the angle of the mandible. Results showed good aesthetic results without any complication. We suggest the use of surgical treatment to gain optimal aesthetic results especially in a square face.