The Premiere Site For Celebrity Plastic Surgery By A Real Plastic Surgeon

I'm a Michigan-based Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has been featured on Dr. 90210. The info here is my opinion alone and should not be taken as fact or as medical advice. I've not treated any of the celebrities presented here.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Quick Links - Glee Star Gets Botox To Her Jawline? And More on Vampire Facelift

Some quick links for you:

1. US is reporting that future Glee star Charise may be getting Botox injections to her jawline in order to make her face look less round. Her rep has denied it, claiming the Botox injections are for TMJ, a painful jaw disorder. Which is right?

I would bet on the former. I often inject Botox into the masseter muscle of the jaw to cause it to shrink down. This procedure is often performed on Asians, who traditionally have rounder faces and jaw muscle overgrowth. Click here for a photo of it from my website. As you can see, her face is quite round.

2. has picked up the Vampire Facelift story and is reporting on it here, complete with some of my oh-so-interesting quotes.

Thanks for reading.

Anthony Youn, M.D.


Anonymous said...

Dr. Youn:

How many units do you use for each side of the jaw for the masseter muscles?

How long does it last in your patients (on average)?

Dr. Tony Youn said...

Depends on the patient : 20-45 units each side with duration around 6 months.

Anonymous said...

Dr. Youn, this post has been sticking in my brain for some reason because it just doesn't make sense to me how it works! When you paralyze the jaw muscle does the skin hang down to give the appearance of a narrower face or by paralyzing the jaw muscle does it emphasize the impact of unaffected muscles that then pull the face tighter? Also, does this surgery have any impact on the normal functioning of the person with regard to talking, eating, etc.? Thanks!

Eric Schiffer fan said...

I thought at first it was a wrong move to have Charise's face injected with botox, thinking she might not be able to sing comfortably. But after seeing her "before" and "after" photos, the result was really good. She looks great. I would say she's definitely Glee-ready.

Dr. Tony Youn said...

Anon- Studies show that chewing and biting is not significantly affected by Botox injections to the masseter muscle in the vast majority of cases. The Botox acts to paralyze the muscles, causing gradual atrophy, or shrinkage.