Does buccal fat removal affect the appearance of aging?
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Does buccal fat removal affect the appearance of aging? = it depends on you facial anatomy #buccalfatremoval #buccalfatexcision
The relationship of buccal fat removal and "aging well" depends on the structure of the cheek bones.
Patients with good chin cheek bone definition tend to age "very well" after buccal fat removal. However, patients with poor cheek bone definition tend to age not that well. Therefore, the problem is not the buccal fat removal surgery but the lack of addressing the non-prominent cheek bones at the time of the surgery.
Buccal fat removal - will it age me?
- Asians age well compared to Caucasians because they tend to have thicker skin which gives better protection from the sun.
- However removing buccal fat can lead to poor aging - unless there is too much fat.
- The best way to decide for yourself is to look at your relatives -
- If they are 55 or older, do they still have chubby cheeks the way you do? Would they look better to you if their cheeks were slimmer? If so - you will probably do fine with buccal fat removal.
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