How is Botox different from the surgical option?
Botox is an outpatient procedure that typically does not have a long recovery period. In most cases patients can return to work and their everyday lives right away. Botox creates subtle changes to the treated area with minimal risks and side effects.
Surgery is highly invasive and involves cutting or shaving the jawbone to reduce its size. The surgical option requires a lengthy recovery. There are numerous risks associated with a surgery of this nature. Complications include sensation problems, dental alignment problems and pain.