Cheek implants instead of buccal fat pad removal to help a round full face appear narrow and slimmer? (photos)
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Cheek implants instead of buccal fat pad removal to help a round full face appear narrow and slimmer?
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. I would combine liposuction to reduce the fat for further shaping of the face.
Buccal fat removal will not add the appropriate shape and volume to the cheek bones like a properly shaped and sized cheek implant. In addition, removing the buccal fat can create hollowness below the cheeks which isn't aesthetically pleasant and for these reasons, I do not recommend removal of the buccal fat. The excess fat in your face is subcutaneous fat (not buccal fat) which can be reduced through liposuction to help create a more feminine heart shaped 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.
Hope this helps.
Cheek and chin implants for a more feminine appearance.
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