Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel was recently featured on Modern Medicine surrounding a discussion around Asian specific plastic surgery and how the demand for reshaping the face is strongly growing in China and Korea.

“When a large masseter makes the jaw appear wider, botulinum toxin can be used to reduce the size of the masseter muscles; sometimes, part of the masseter may need to be removed. If it’s a bone issue, however, the only option is to actually remove part of the jawbone itself to achieve reduction, says Jeffrey Spiegel, M.D., a board-certified plastic surgeon in Boston.

“The jaw, Dr. Spiegel says, may be the most significant facial element we assess to determine gender and attractiveness, and therefore, altering structural components of the face may be necessary to help to create attractive faces.

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