How can the sad dog lower cheek fat be removed? (photos)
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Perioral Mound Liposuction
The area you are pointing to is the perioral mound area. This small collection of fat can be removed by very small cannula liposuction from a small incision inside the mouth. It will not leave the skin wrinkled like the picture you are showing.
How can the sad dog lower cheek fat be removed?
Hi, I have performed many facial shaping procedures using dermal fillers, liposuction, facial implants (cheek implants, chin implant) and or facelifts for over 30 years. From the photos, your cheeks are flat in the front, the chin is weak and the area that you are pointing to is referred to as "jowls" which are discussed below.
Following the beauty principles outlined in my book on face and body beauty, women look the most feminine, youthful and attractive with heart shaped faces. Heart shaped faces have cheeks that are full and round in the front. Cheek augmentation with a dermal filler or using cheek implants for a permanent enhancement will create full, round cheeks that will feminize the entire face.
A weak chin creates an imbalance making the nose appear larger, the mid face top heavy and the lower face look short that de-emphasizes the lips and allows early formation of a double chin. Chin augmentation using a chin implant will add projection to the chin creating harmony and balance to the lower face. I have found that placement of a silastic chin implant, through a small curved incision under the chin (also allows excess skin removal) to be very safe, quick and highly effective.
If you have "jowls” these are sagging facial tissues and an indication for some form of a SMAS facelift. The underlying SMAS layer, of the face, must be dissected, lifted, trimmed and re-sutured (not merely folded or suspended with threads or sutures that will not last). The excess skin is then removed and the facelift incisions closed.
I have performed facelifts for over 30 years and have performed many minimally, invasive type facelifts. My most popular facelift is the minimally invasive, short incision facelift that has all the benefits of more invasive facelifts (traditional, mid-face, deep plane, cheek lift and subperiosteal facelifts) but with these added benefits:
- very small incisions
- minimal tissue dissection = less bruising and swelling = rapid recovery ( several days instead of weeks or months with the more invasive type facelifts mentioned)
- can be performed in 90 minutes or less, with or without general anesthesia
- no incisions within the hair = no hair loss
- excess fat can be removed
- excess skin removed
- cheeks, chin and jaw line can be augmented with dermal fillers (I prefer Restylane Lyft) or facial implants
- most patients fly back home to parts all over the world in as little as 3 days post-op
I combine facial shaping with every facelift procedure. When jowls are present, these should be done in concert and not alone or separately in order to create a naturally, more attractive face.
Hope this helps.
Kybella swelling and invasiveness vs liposuction
Kybella is widely advertised as being less invasive that liposuction of the submental area.
In my opinion, the swelling from Kybella lasts much longer than that from liposuction performed under local anesthesia in patients I have observed and interviewed. So is it less invasive or more invasive?
In your case the swelling is most likely injection related, so you may have to wait out the swelling until you can again assess how your face looks.
While the destructive approach to undesirable fat is widespread, often adjusting the fat through mini lift techniques can be superior for volume retention. You don't want to develop an overly skeletonize appearance by removing fat that could actually benefit you if redistributed!
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There are many options including: liposuction of the neck and jowls which is fantastic for contouring and shaping. Volume with fillers/fat/sculptra and skin tightening with ultherapy/thermage are the also good options. See an expert in facial contouring. Best, Dr. Emer.