Will Masseter Muscle Size Come Back When Botox Wears Off?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I had 22 units each side of my masseters last month and I’m almost 41. Now I have jowls and a double chin. I am no longer attractive and losing sleep over losing my face and identity. I only had it once. Will my masseters visibly come back and hold everything up again? I already had full cheeks it’s all falling forward. It’s been a month. Will it get worse and how long until my original face returns?

A:Botox to the masticatory muscles generally wears off in about 3 months and the full muscle size returns on most patients.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon