Why Did my Surgeon Choose to Do Lipo Verses Buccal Fat Removal?

My cheeks were chubby and i wanted them slimmer. After my research I asked for a buccal fat removal and my surgeon suggested lipo and performed lipo instead. why? is it suppose to be better? i still have fat cheeks so i now have to do buccal fat removal.

Doctor Answers 4

Buccal fat removal not a good idea.

It depends on where the fat is as to which you would need. I, like many other experienced plastic surgeons, rarely see a good result from buccal fat removal. Also, we feel that with rare exceptions, most patients with "chubby cheeks" will need that fat in the future.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Fat removal of the face

In most cases, I am not a big fan of liposuctioning the face or removing the buccal fat pad unless the patient really has chipmink cheeks. I think in many cases it prematurely ages the patient.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Buccal fat pad removal

You should have known going into the OR what your surgeon was planning to do.  There shouldn't be surprises after surgery like this in most cases.  Buccal fat pad removal has been frowned upon by many experienced plastic surgeons who fear that later in your life you will look gaunt.

Richard P. Rand, MD, FACS
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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Buccal fat removal and facial liposuction for chubby or fat cheeks

Some surgeons do not "believe" or do not advocate buccal fat removal. In some instances both are required for maximal improvement.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 81 reviews

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