Can buccal fat removal help remove fat on jowls?
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Can buccal fat removal help remove fat on jowls? = It may help if candidate #buccalfat #buccalfatremoval #jowls
In patient candidates, buccal fat removal may IMPROVE jowls, but NOT eliminate them. However, when patients have jowls, it very often means there is mild excess of facial skin and there is lack on cheek bone prominence.
In my practice, when a patient has chipmunk cheeks with jowls, the patient could improve the facial appearance by combining a buccal fat removal with anterior and lateral cheek augmentation with fillers (that lifts the face and therefore improves the jowls)
Patients interested in buccal fat pad removal should make a consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon specialized in plastic surgery procedures of the face
Buccal fat reduction to improve the jowls?
Thank you for asking about your buccal fat reduction.
- Buccal fat reduction will not be the best approach to fat injections that increased the size of the jowls.
- An examination is needed to see what if anything can be done.
- After fat removing injections, there will be considerable internal scarring and treatment of any kind may be risky and ill-advised.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
Contouring of the facial fat deposits
Based on your description it appears that removal and sculpting of jowls may help. This is done with a small cannula in local anesthesia and very conservatively! You will need a true expert to give you satisfactory result. Jowls shaping with liposuction cannula is much more predictable than fat dissolving injections. You should seek a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon with good reputation in facial rejuvenation surgery. Good luck.