Is there any type of scanning that can reveal exact location of fat deposits on face?
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Liposuction is not fixing the facial problem
- Your arrow on the photo does not suggest the problem is buccal fat.
- The photo appears to show asymmetry of the cheek area - but it is difficult to be sure from one photo.
- Scans can be done of the bone structure of the face (CT scan) and soft tissues (ultrasound) to try to locate the area that is bothering you so ti can be treated directly.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Hope you find this information helpful. Best wishes.
Is there any type of scanning that can reveal the location face fat deposits ? = Yes #fb #CTscan #MRI #buccalfatpad #drmesa
There are two types of scanning procedures that can reveal the location of internal structures in the face, including fat: The CT scan ( computed tomography scan) and MRI ( Magnetic Resonance Imaging).
CT scan is a specialized type of XR that gives detailed anatomy of the face or other body part, but involves exposure to low dose radiation.
MRI is an specialized type of magnet that reveals the anatomy of the face or other body part without need of low dose radiation exposure, but is contraindicated in patients with any metal implants in their bodies.