Am I a good candidate for buccal fat removal? (Photo)
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Assessing the buccal fat pad reduction candidate
Thanks for sharing. It is hard to assess based on two dimensional photos in this case. For you I feel and in person examination will be needed to give you an answer. Buccal fat pad reduction will help is a distinct area. When you suck in your cheeks slightly this will mimic the results. Procedure can be done under local anesthesia. Find an experienced surgeon. Best of luck.
Do I need buccal fat removal?
Thank you for asking about your buccal fat removal.
The buccal fat does not lie in the areas that you have pinched and your photos show little buccal fat. If the areas bother you, let the swelling from pinching subside and see a plastic surgeon to find out if fillers or some other minor treatment might be helpful.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
Buccal fat removal candidate
A good candidate for buccal fat removal is best assessed in an in office consultation. Some qualities of a a good candidate for buccal fat removal are as follows:
1. Fullness in buccal area which looks better when sucking in cheek. This often corresponds to location of buccal fat.
2. History of family fullness of buccal fat. If mother or father have fuller faces, it is less likely you will lose buccal fat with age, making you a better candidate.
3. Resistance to weight loss- Buccal fat is often resistant to weight loss and if your face does not change appearance dramatically, you may be a good candidate.
In the right candidate, buccal fat can help patients improve their facial shape.