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Management of Acquired Bilateral Masseteric Hypertrophy-A Case Report

S Yadav, V Dhupar, A Dhupar, F Akkara, HC Mittal

Citation Information : Yadav S, Dhupar V, Dhupar A, Akkara F, Mittal H. Management of Acquired Bilateral Masseteric Hypertrophy-A Case Report. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2015; 9 (2):92-95.

DOI: 10.5005/johcd-9-2-92

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-12-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; The Author(s).


Masseter muscle hypertrophy is a rare condition of unknown cause, which is important due to growing cosmetic concern. A hypertrophied masseter may cause prominent mandibular angle, alter facial lines and characteristic square configuration of face, which may be unacceptable to the patient. Several treatment options reported for masseter hypertrophy, which range from conservative treatment options to invasive surgical procedure. The botulinum therapy offers good results but it's expensive and requires repeated injections with the chances of antibodies development. However, surgical treatment though invasive provides quick and permanent treatment for masseter muscle hypertrophy. The present case reports surgical management of young male patient with masseter hypertrophy due to cosmetic reasons.

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