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Hello doctors! I have fat in my lower cheek area as well as weak cheekbones which makes me look bloated and unattractive. My options: 1. Buccal Fat Removal (Cons: too subtle?). 2. Liposuction (Cons: possibly not permanent?) 3. Implants Is there anything else that could work for me?
Dr. Mesas Answered: To improve the lower third of the face to make the male face more attractive and more masculine, different plastic surgery procedures could potentially be performed to achieve this goal.
I am 18, 5’7 and 120 lbs. I have genetically full cheeks that make me self conscious about smiling. It is genetic, as my father in his 50s has a very wide and full face- so I’m doubtful it will go away with age for me. I’ve done masseter Botox and am pleased with the results. But the fat in my cheeks gives me a fullness and lack of structure I am not pleased with.
Dr. Mesas Answered: Young patients with family history of full cheeks that also have chubby cheeks are usually candidates for buccal fat removal.
Chubby cheeks are caused by enlarged buccal fat pads. These pockets of fat on the cheeks usually run in the families. They also are resistant to decrease in size with diet and exercise. Not rarely young thin patients with normal weight for their height have chubby cheeks.
Buccal fat removal permanently corrects chubby cheeks. It allows to have a more defined thinner facial look.
I have been really self conscience about my chipmunk-like cheeks. Every time I smile, my face balloons to the point where it looks like I am carrying extra weight. I am a long distance runner and very much in shape (not overweight). Is there any procedures I can have to get rid of this extra fat on my cheeks (upper & lower cheeks) and around my jawline. Is buccal fat removal and facial liposuction effective? I am looking for a slimmer face. Does having thick skin effect the desired results??
Dr. Mesas Answered: Chipmunk cheeks are usually genetically determined, and are highly resistant to decrease in size with diet and exercise. Worst, they become bigger with weight gain.
Buccal fat removal is the plastic surgery procedure that permanently corrects the chubby cheeks. Buccal fat removal by removing the buccal fat pads, accumulation of fat that causes the chipmunk cheeks, makes the face thinner and more chiseled in patient candidates.
Also, accumulation of fat along the jaw line and under the chin makes the neck to look undefined, chubby and not very masculine in male patients.
Chin liposuction is a plastic surgery procedure that removes the fat of the double chin. When it is performed in an extended fashion along the jaw line, it helps to define the jaw line and give a more masculine look to male patients. I commonly perform both buccal fat removal and extended chin liposuction under local anesthesia in the office setting.
John Mesa, MD
New York City
Buccal Fat Removal and Chin Liposuction Specialist Plastic Surgeon