If I get jaw angle implants will it push out the existing fat on my cheeks? I have chipmunk cheeks already and don't want to make it worse. I want jaw angle implants is because I have a very weak jaw and a round squishy face. I'm also very skinny and underweight so weight loss won't fix the problem. Any advice?
Will Jaw Angle Implants Push out Existing Cheek Fat?
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Jaw angle implants will not push out existing cheek fat
The jaw angle implants are placed over the mandible on the lateral portion of the angle of the jaw just below and in front of the ear. The buccal fat pads are located in the front part of the cheeks lateral to the nose and in the mid portion of the cheeks. They are totally unrelated to the jaw angle. So, jaw angle implants will not push out existing cheek fat.
Jaw angle implants side effects
There will be no exceptional change in the fat of the cheeks. The jaw angle implants (placed through an incision in the mouth) rest deep to the masseter muscle. This is posterior to the loose fat in the mid portion of the cheek. With broadening of the base of the lower face, the fat of the mid cheek will look less prominent by contrast.
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Jaw Angle Implants Do Not Change Cheek Fat
Jaw angle implants will have no effect on cheek fat. They are located in two different anatomic locations.