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I'm unhappy with the shape of my face, esp. the lower half. I'm unsure of which procedure to do, any suggestions?
Thinking there may be asymmetry? I've gotten suggestions of buccal fat removal (but worried this removes some youthful fat?) and cheek injections with Voluma (interesting but concerned this might make my face rounder?). I'd like a more longer V shape and a contoured look. less surgery is better. Are one of those two procedures my best option? Is there a way to contour my and elongate my chin/jaw line and is that even recommended in comparison? I have had a chin implant in the past as you can maybe see from the profile view.
Dr. Mesas Answered:
Young patients that are unhappy with the lower have of the face ( who have weak cheek bones and chubby cheeks) could potentially benefit from two Plastic surgery procedures: Buccal fat removal and cheek bone augmentation with fillers.IF in a young patient there is mild sogginess of the skin in the lower face, that is an indication that the cheek bones are weak. Therefore they should be enhanced with either fillers like voluma or cheek implants.
If a young patient has chubby cheeks that get works while smiling, then buccal fat removal would address that fullness. When combined with cheek bone augmentation it helps to achieve a V shape chiseled face.
I have recently been grinding my teeth a lot and notice a clicking sound of my right jaw when I yawn. I question whether I’ve developed TMJ as my cheeks feel sore. In pictures I have recently noticed my cheeks look large. Is this fat or masseter hypertrophy? what are the treatment recommendations?
Dr. Mesas Answered: Fullness of the lower cheeks are caused by either enlarged buccal fat pads ( most common cause) or enlarged masseter muscles ( less common).
Chubbiness caused by enlarged buccal fat pads is located in the ANTERIOR lower cheeks.
Chubbiness caused by enlarged (hypertrophic) masseter muscles is located in the POSTERIOR lower cheek.
Treatment of the fillies of these tow distinct lower cheek areas is different. The enlarged anterior lower cheek is usually treated with buccal fat removal. The enlarged posterior lower cheek is usually treated with serial injections of Botox.
I'M NOT SURE BUT I THINK THAT I NEED TO DO BUCCAL FAT REMOVE OP.AM I RIGHT? BUT I'M AFRAID THAT MY LOWER CHEEK MAYBE SAG DOWN.PLEASE HELP ME.AND ALSO I LIVE IN IRAN AND HERE IN MY CITY DOCTORS DIDN'T EVEN HEARD ABOUT THIS OP. I KNOW JUST A DOCTOR IN TEHRAN THAT DOES THIS OP BUT HE HAS NOT ENOUGH REVIEWS AND BEFORE AFTER PICS.SO IF YOU CAN INTRODUCE A GOOD DOCTOR I WILL BE SO HAPPY AND THANKFUL