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I can say that is more genetic than weight related and since i don’t want to undergo a surgery at this age I am looking for a non surgical procedure.
Dr. Mesas Answered: Patients with chubby cheeks and double chin could benefit from both buccal fat removal and chin liposuction respectively.
Buccal fat removal is the plastic surgery procedure that permanently removes the chubby cheeks, thus giving a thinner V shape facial look.
Chin liposuction corrects the double chin. Also, when performed along the jaw line it helps to define this area of the face/neck junction.
I routinely perform both procedures at once under local anesthesia in the office setting.
After attempting buccal fat removal, I had an abscess in my left cheek (right in photo) and had to be drained. (Photo)
I ended up with chipmunk face with loss of volume on the side affected by the abscess (right in photo). I went again for buccal fat removal, but I am still unhappy with the asymmetry in my face. My left cheek (right in photo) it's still much more smaller than the right side (left in photo). I would like to even out. I would like to know if superficial liposuction to my right cheek is an option. Or should I go for fat transplant/filler to the one that has lost volume?
Dr. Mesas answered: Infection is the number 1 risk of buccal fat removal or any other plastic surgery procedure. When an abscess forms in the cheeks, the gold standard treatment is drainage of it.
Swelling of the cheeks post abscess drainage could last for at least 6 months. Therefore, the face may look asymmetric until then. Thus, it is no recommended to undergo any other cheek procedure (eg fat transfer) to achieve a more symmetric face until the swelling has been resolved.
Patients who are not completely satisfied with buccal fat removal are usually in their 30s and above, have not good cheek bones, and their cheek bones were not enhanced before or at the time of the buccal fat removal. High cheek bones are the key to have a great buccal fat removal result
I am considering getting buccal fat removal to thinner the lower part of my face but am concerned about whether the results could make it worst or not?
Dr. Mesas Answered: Patients who would like to thinner the lower part of their face could benefit from buccal fat removal.
Buccal fat removal is the cosmetic plastic surgery procedure that decreases the fullness of the lower ANTERIOR cheeks ( chubby cheeks). When performed in patients with good cheek bones, the patients achieve a contoured V shape, chiseled facial look.
It is important to know that buccal fat removal does NOT decrease the fullness of the lower POSTERIOR cheek. In this area there is no buccal fat pads. Very commonly, the fullness of the lower POSTERIOR cheek is caused by enlarged masseter muscles ( chewing muscle). Botox treatment of the masseter muscle, makes these muscles to shrink, thus enhancing the results of the buccal fat removal.
Hello, I have always had a round face. I am wondering what would help most to make my face more oval. Thanks
Dr. Mesas Answered: Patients with round faces, secondary to chubby cheeks, that also have great prominent high cheek bones could benefit from buccal fat removal to achieve a thinner more sculpted, chiseled, v-shape facial look. Buccal fat removal is routinely performed in my practice under local anesthesia as an office outpatient procedure. The downtime is usually minimal and the results are long lasting.