Difference between Buccal fat removal and lower face liposuction?

Hi. I am interested in getting one or both of these procedures done because I have a fat face. But I don't understand the difference between these two procedures. Do they target on different areas? Do they reinforce each other? Thanks!

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Difference between Buccal fat removal and lower face liposuction? #buccafatremoval #buccalfatexcision

Liposuction of the lower face usually means liposuction of the double chin ( submittal area) and /o the jowls - fatty accumulations at the level of the jaw line close to the corners of the mouth


Buccal fat removal is a procedure that removes the fat of the lower anterior cheek ( chubby cheeks) through an incision inside the mouth


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Difference between Buccal fat removal and lower face liposuction? #buccafatremoval #buccalfatexcision

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Liposuction of the lower face usually means liposuction of the double chin ( submittal area) and /o the jowls - fatty accumulations at the level of the jaw line close to the corners of the mouth


Buccal fat removal is a procedure that removes the fat of the lower anterior cheek ( chubby cheeks) through an incision inside the mouth


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Buccal fat removal or lower face liposuction - differences?

Thank you for asking about your buccal fat removal.
  • Buccal fat removal takes out the fat in the middle of the cheeks with a small incision inside the mouth.
  • It is a standard procedure with good results although it takes at least 6 months to see the final result.
  • Lower face liposuction removes fat in the lower face - it can leave dents, irregularities and nerve damage and is not a standard cosmetic treatment although some surgeons will do it.
  • Neck liposuction removes fat from the upper neck, is a standard treatment and helps define the jaw.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes  - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS

Buccal fat removal or lower face liposuction - differences?

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Thank you for asking about your buccal fat removal.
  • Buccal fat removal takes out the fat in the middle of the cheeks with a small incision inside the mouth.
  • It is a standard procedure with good results although it takes at least 6 months to see the final result.
  • Lower face liposuction removes fat in the lower face - it can leave dents, irregularities and nerve damage and is not a standard cosmetic treatment although some surgeons will do it.
  • Neck liposuction removes fat from the upper neck, is a standard treatment and helps define the jaw.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes  - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS

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