Dump the Blade and Dig the Needle: Use of Botox Replaces Facial Surgery

Submited by Lawrence G. Kass, M.D. on January 20, 2015

Local medical clinic reshapes faces using Botox instead of surgery

St. Petersburg, FL (January 20, 2015) – Botox Facial Slimming (BFS), a highly efficient and cost-effective nonsurgical option for refining and reducing the shape of the lower face and jaw line, is attracting a growing population of devotees eager to avoid the blade in favor of a needle.

Most popular with patients in the Asian/South Asian communities who may be genetically prone to heavy or thick jaw muscle structures, injecting small doses of Botox allows the muscle to relax and improve the shape of the lower face. Ideally, patients witness slimming results within 12 weeks of progressive treatments. More than 80 percent of patients claim they would repeat the treatments if needed.

“A square jaw line is sculpted to an oval shape, eliminating what may be seen as a masculine appearance, allowing for a softer and more elegant look,” says Dr. Lawrence Kass, Director of the Kass Center For Cosmetic Surgery.

While different results should be expected on an individual basis, the fact that positive results are achieved a majority of the time, during a lunchtime procedure, is exciting news for patients who want to avoid invasive surgery. According to the clinic, the number of patients requesting this simple procedure has doubled in recent months, indicating a compelling trend in cosmetic procedures for any patient who wants a slimmer, more refined look in their facial appearance.

Originally used for the treatment of a rare enlargement of facial muscles found along the lower jaw, research has proven botulinum toxin A (Botox) demonstrates tremendous success in cosmetic surgical applications. For more information regarding BFS and its facial sculpting applications, call the Kass Center at 727.522.3223.

About the Kass Center For Cosmetic Surgery
Lawrence G. Kass, M.D. has been the Medical Director of the Kass Center for Cosmetic Surgery for nearly three decades. Dr. Kass graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Boston University Medical School. He is a Diplomate, American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology, Fellow, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, and Fellow, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Kass is the leading expert in Facial Cosmetic Surgery in Pinellas County and was Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, University of South Florida Medical Center in Tampa, Florida for twenty years. He pioneered the S-Lift and small incision face and neck lift procedures and introduced the Hetter chemical peel for facial rejuvenation. He continues to excel in procedures regarding the latest and most effective techniques in cosmetic facial procedures including Botox, Xeomin, temporary and permanent facial fillers (Silikon 1000), acne scar treatment, facial skin rejuvenation, and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Kass also pioneered surgical techniques correcting the ocular anomalies manifested by Graves Disease. Without question, Dr. Kass is the single, most experienced, eyelid surgeon in the region.