Established Facial Cosmetic Practice Adds Key Option to Surgical Repertoire
Buccal fat procedure improves appearance of jowls to reduce cheek size
“Jowl correction is a frequent request of patients who come into the office,” says Dr. Boeckmann. “This fullness in the lower face is the result of a number of factors including natural descent of the buccal fat due to gravity.”
Buccal fat is one of several encapsulated fat compartment in the cheek that provides youthful fullness to the lower cheek. During the aging process, facial skin and underlying soft tissues develop laxity which allows the buccal fat to descend lower into the cheek. This descent produces fullness and jowling in the lower face and is frequently associated with surrounding loss of mandibular height and fat.
Due to its location deep to the muscles of facial expression, buccal fat cannot be treated with liposuction or skin tightening treatments. Injectable fillers can be used to augment the jawline and cheek in the early stages of buccal fat descent, however, when filler is inadequate, buccal fat reduction can be performed in combination with other procedures to reduce lower facial fullness and improve the cheek contour.
Buccal fat removal can be performed through a small intra-oral incision where the fat is appropriately reduced to the desired volume. This advanced technique, when performed in experienced hands and combined with other procedures, restores the youthful contour to face for a natural aesthetically pleasing result.
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