When I smile, I have excess fat on each side of my cheek. I am wandering if there is a surgery to remove the fat. (photos)
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When I smile, I have "excess fat" on each side of my cheek = ? fat vs. masseter muscle vs. Jaw bone
"Excess of fat" in the cheeks could be secondary to multiple causes like: in deed excess of fat in the face ( large buccal fat pad removal), large size masseter muscles (giving fullness in the cheeks close to the angle of the jaw) and or wide jaw bone ( that is being confused with "excess of fat"). Depending on the cause of the cheek "fat excess" a plastic surgery procedure could be performed to improve that finding. The only reliable way to determine the best treatment is to undergo a an evaluation (physical exam) with a board certified plastic surgeon.
Patients interested in addressing "excess of cheek fat" in the face should make a consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon specialized in plastic surgery of the face
Buccal fat pad best evaluated with non-smiling views
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