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OR Snapshots – Buccal vs Abdominal Fat For Facial Fat Injections

Fat injections are a common method today for soft tissue augmentation whether it is for reconstructive or aesthetic purposes. An injection approach offers a versatile method of instilling a soft tissue graft in almost any anatomic location. How successful such fat injections are depends on a variety of factors from method of harvest and preparation Read More…

The Influence of Fat Dissolving Injections on Buccal Lipectomy Surgery

While the buccal lipectomy procedure is a straight forward surgical procedure with a limited recovery and is highly effective at its goal (removing a distinct facial fat area), some patient seek non-surgical methods for cheek fat reduction. Fat dissolving solutions such as dexoycholic acid and brand name Kybella have been used for facial fat treatments Read More…

Buccal Lipectomies after Double Jaw Surgery

The buccal lipectomy procedure, once viewed as an unadvised facial defatting procedure, has now become a popular facial reshaping surgery. Of all the areas of facial fat locations the buccal fat pad is unique amongst them. Unlike subcutaneous fat its function is to fill the deep tissue spaces between the masticatory and mimetic facial muscles, Read More…

Plastic Surgery Case Study – Secondary Lower Facial Augmentation With Chin Implant Removal and Replacement With Custom Jawline Implant and Face/Neck Defatting

Background:¬† The most common historic and contemporary approach to lower facial augmentation is the chin implant. This is the first and oldest form of facial augmentation and the chin implant has undergone a variety of material and design innovations since its inception. Its popularity remains today as bringing forward the anterior projection of the lower Read More…

OR Snapshots – Buccal Lipectomy after LeFort I Osteotomy

The buccal lipectomy is a well known and popular cheek reshaping procedure. By removing part or all of this encapsulated fat pad the fullness of the cheeks is reduced creating a modest to moderate facial slimming effect. The buccal fat pad is a unique appearing fat with a bright yellow color, large lobules, a vascular Read More…

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