Jaw surgery or fat pad removal? How can I tell if my bone structure or my buccal fat pad is what makes my face so wide?
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Jaw surgery or fat pad removal for inverted triangle asian face = buccal fat removal could be an option #buccalfatremoval
Asian patients usually tend to have a wide lower face that makes them to have an triangular shape appearance. One of the causes of this physical finding is usually a large buccal fat removall.
In my practice, most of the asian patients with wide lower face benefit from buccal fat removal. This plastic surgery procedure address the fullness of the lower anterior cheeks. If the patient have fullness of the POSTERIOR lower cheeks, it is usually because they chew a lot of gum, and therefore they have large masseter muscles ( in addition of a wide jaw bone). In this case, "shrinkage" of the master muscle with Botox to masseter, in addition of stopping chewing gum, can make to achieve more sculpted, less chubby face (see example of a male asian patient bellow)
Patients interested in buccal fat removal should make a consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon specialized in plastic surgery procedures of the face