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The Relevance of the Vascular Pedicle in Buccal Lipectomies

  The buccal lipectomy, or excision of Buchet’s fat pad, is a well known facial reshaping procedure. Its intent is to reduce cheek fullness by removing the main body of the fat pad through an intraoral approach. While there are debates about its long-term consequences in some patients, there is unformity amongst surgeons who do Read More…

Volumetric Assessment of Buccal Lipectomy Outcomes

  Buccal lipectomies have been recognized as an effective technique for providing midface/cheek slimming effects. The scarless intraoral removal technique and the visibly sizable fat that comes out make it the most effective fat removal procedure per surface area of the face. The one concern that is always posed for the buccal lipectomy patient is Read More…

Buccal Lipectomies and Perioral Mound Liposuction

  Fat removal, primarily by liposuction, is a well known and effective procedure for many body areas. But when it comes to the face there are obviously much smaller volumes of fat to be removed. And there is one additional issue that the rest of the body does not have…motor nerves that can be injured. Read More…

Buccal Fat Pad for Fat Injections

  The buccal fat pad is a well known reservoir of facial fat that can be removed in selective patients for a cheek thinning effect. The buccal lipectomy is an impressive procedure when one looks at the size of the fat pad as it is being extracted. But beyond its potential aesthetic facial benefits, the Read More…

OR Snapshots – The Buccal Lipectomy Zone

  The buccal fat pad is the only completely encapsulated fat collection in the face. Besides its capsule it is a unique piece of fat anatomy as it is a distinct pad that has a well identified vascular pedicle providing its main blood supply. Because it is an easily found and removed piece of facial Read More…

OR Snapshots – Perioral Mound Liposuction

  There are numerous fat compartments on the face that can be surgically reduced. The most recognized and easily removed is the buccal fat pads. (aka buccal lipectomy) Located just under the cheekbones, it is a very discrete collection of fat that has its own pedicled blood supply and a surrounding capsule. It is removed Read More…

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