Should I consider buccal fat to remove chubby cheeks and have sharper more defined jaw? + jaw/cheek bone question! (Photo)
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Reducing chubby look of face
- Buccal fat removal will reduce the fullness in your cheeks -
- It will not improve your jaw line.
- your photo suggests that you do have a lot of buccal fat.
- This is an easy procedure to have with little risk -
- This seems a good place to start.
Hope you find this information helpful. Best wishes.
Buccal fat removal
Thomas Taylor, MD, FACS
Should I consider buccal fat to remove chubby cheeks ? = Yes you could #fb #buccalfatpadremoval #chubbycheeks #drmesa
Patients that would like a more defined/sculpted and masculine look could undergo a plastic surgery procedure called buccal fat pad removal.
Buccal fat pad removal consist in the removal of the fat of the lower cheeks that gives the face a round or cubby face. The procedure is performed through small incisions inside the mouth ( with no visible external scars). Removal of the buccal fat pat allows the cheek bones to be revealed giving a more "sculpted" look or chiseled appearance. This is a procedure commonly done by professional models. Buccal fat pad removal can be done wide awake under pure local anesthesia with minimal discomfort or pain in patient candidates.
Buccal fat pad removal does NOT improve the haw line. Jaw line improvement/definition could be achieved with jaw implants ( chin and mandible implants) in patient candidates.
Patients interested in buccal fat pad removal should make a consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon specialized in cosmetic plastic surgery of the face
John Mesa MD
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
New York City (#NYC) & New Jersey (#NJ)
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