Scheduled date for buccal fat removal. 24 years old; he did not seem to mention much about artistic contouring?
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Buccal fat removal. artistic contouring? = if in doubt, a second opinion may help #bucalfatremoval #buccalfatexcision
Buccal fat removal will address the fullness of the lower anterior cheeks (chubby cheeks) However, depending not he patient's anatomy, it alone won't allow artistic contouring of the face, unless the patient is already a super model.
In my practice, I usually complement buccal fat removal with cheek augmentation with fillers, chin augmentation and or jaw augmentation to contour the face (see link bellow)
Buccal fat reduction - can results be customized?
- It is actually very difficult to contour the buccal fat -
- With the incision in the mouth, one easily finds the buccal fat pad.
- This is fat within a capsule -
- Gently removing it - and comparing the result in appearance as one does so - allows your surgeon to tell if enough has been removed.
- But the fat is around important nerves in the face -
- Once sufficient fat has been removed, trying to contour the area is risky.
- So does the surgery require meticulous technique and finesse for good results? Yes but it is not a contouring procedure.
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