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I am a 19 year old male and I am considering having buccal fat removal. I don't want a lot of fat to be removed but I would like to have a slimmer facial appearance. Would I be eligible for this procedure?
Dr. Mesas Response: Young male patient who have chubby cheeks and good cheek bones are usually excellent candidates for buccal fat removal.
Buccal Fat Removal helps permanently corrects the fullness of the lower anterior cheeks ( chubby cheeks). In male patients who are young and have great cheek bones, the proceed helps to achieve a more chiseled, V shape, more masculine facial look.
I have been long unhappy with my chubby cheeks. I am 33 yrs old now. I have researched in the last year concerning fat pad removal, however many doctors will state that the mid face will atrophy in your 40's and can cause a hallowed out look, that then requires fillers, etc to correct the issue. This is a very prominent trait in my family both of my parents are in their 60's with no signs of hallowing to their mid - lower face. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Dr. Mesas Answered: Chubby cheeks that usually run in the family are very often resistant to decrease in size with diet and exercise, even when passed the age of 40. Very common, chubby cheeks get worst with increasing of age.
Buccal fat removal is the plastic surgery procedure that corrects chubby cheeks. When buccal fat removal is performed to achieve the patient's specific needs (eg by not removing all the buccal fat pad that gives a hollowed look), it allows the patient to have a thinner fat that doesn't look aged or hollowed, specially when in the 30s or older age.
Patients interested in bucal fat removal with natural results should consult with a board certified plastic surgeon specialized in buccal fat removal.
My jaw/chin and the side of my face is huge and squishy. Not to mention my huge forehead and nose. I have no feminine jawline but my cheeks aren’t too bad when I’m smiling, they actually look lifted but the rest of my face and chin and under my cheeks are so big and wide. I hate the way it looks, can I fix it somehow?
Dr. Mesas Answered: Sliming the face usually involves decreasing the fullness of the lower face.
Fullness of the lower face is caused either by enlarged buccal fat pads or enlarged masseter muscles.
Enlarged buccal fat pads causes chubbiness of the lower ANTERIOR CHEEKS. this fullness usually becomes more prominent when smiling.
Enlarged masseter muscles causes fullness of the lower POSTERIOR cheeks and causes the jaw to look wider and more masculine.
Enlarged buccal fat pads could be removed with buccal fat removal.
Big size masseter muscles can be decreased in size with Botox to the masseter. This will require at least two high dose treatments followed my maintenance every 4 months.
I am very insecure about my face. One side of my face appears bigger than the other especially when i smile which means i spend every day trying not to smile. Is there anything that could be done to fix this?
Dr. Mesas Answered: Some times patient have mild facial asymmetries to the point that one side of the face appears bigger than the other specially when smiling. The causes of this facial asymmetry could be secondary to differences in the soft tissues of the face (eg. asymmetric buccal fat pads) or asymmetries in the bony tissues ( one cheek more prominent than the other or chin mid point slightly deviated to one side of the face).
In cases of asymmetric chubby cheeks. asymmetric buccal fat removal could make the face thinner and help to achieve more soft tissue symmetry.
In cases of facial bone asymmetry (cheek, chin, jaw), augmenting the smaller side with soft tissue fillers like voluma could help that side to match the contralateral larger size for better facial balancing and symmetry.