Too much buccal fat or overdeveloped masseters? (Photo)
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Too much buccal fat or overdeveloped masseters?
Stephen Weber MD, FACS
Denver Facial Plastic Surgeon
Thomas Taylor, MD, FACS
Too much buccal fat or overdeveloped masseters? = very likely buccal fat pad #fb #buccalfatpad #cheeks #drmesa #doctormesa
Prominent cheeks specially in the lower face could be secondary to relative excess of bucal fat pad.
Overdeveloped masseters usually don't cause a "fat" cheek. They usually make the lower face/ jaw to look wider and or square.
Buccal fat pad excision can decrease the fullness of the cheeks, but could cause the face to look a little bit aged if there is excess of skin. Buccal fat pad removal would be done simultaneously with cheek augmentation with fillers ( like voluma or radiesse) to accentuate the cheek, give a more chiseled appearance and improve any skin excess that could cause increase in jowls and or marionette lines.
Patients interested in cheek reduction with buccal fat pad excision should make a consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon specialized in procedures on the face
John Mesa MD
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
New York City (#NYC) & New Jersey (#NJ)
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