Can Botox Slim You Down?

Playing Botox to Make You Look Slim?

Botox is used for wrinkles, but could it also be used to make you appear slimmer? The Doctors weigh in on this new use of the cosmetic injection.

The injection is being used on the trapezius muscles to help create more definition between the shoulders and neck, but dermatologist Dr. Sonia Batra warns against this procedure, which is popular in Asia.

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"I think this is a horrible bust... this is a terrible idea. You need your trapezius to support your shoulders and your neck," she says, noting the required amount of units for this procedure is very excessive and would be very costly.

She also notes this plays into the idea that a woman needs to appear weak or small in order to appear attractive, which she feels is "ridiculous."

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Dr. Batra says this treatment would cost over $1000 at the minimum and would need to be done every 4 to 6 months.

    

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