Facial fat reduction or what is the recommendation? 23 yo male with really saggy face. (photos)
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Facial fat reduction
What is the recommendation? 23 yo male with really saggy face = very likely cheek augmentation #buccalfatremoval #cheek implants
Patients with saggy lower face, prominent nasolabial folds and chubby lower cheeks usually have a combination of physical findings.
Chubbiness of the lower anterior cheeks is usually secondary to fullness of the buccal fat. This could be removed with buccal fat removal (bichectomia)
Sagginess of the mid face and lower face associated with prominent nasolabial folds at early age ( 20s) , with normal BMI and normal %BF is usually secondary to lack of cheek bone prominence. In my practice when I have a patient with these physical findings, I usually recommend cheek bone augmentation with either soft tissue fillers like voluma or cheek implants. Fillers are a good option when the patient requires low # of syringes. IF the patient needs high volume of fillers, is it more cost effective placing cheek implants. I do recommend highly medpor cheek implants over silicone implants due to their multiple advantages.
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