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The Use of Local Anesthesia in Buccal Lipectomies

The buccal lipectomy procedure has been around for a long time but has undergone a renewed interest more recently. While impugned as a procedure that should never be performed, it has become recognized that it does have role in facial reshaping surgery to help reduce midfacial fullness in properly selected patients. Since it is an Read More…

Volumetric Assessment of Before and After Buccal Lipectomy Procedures

The buccal lipectomy is a well known cheek reductive contouring procedure. For those patients with fuller cheeks and rounder faces, it is an obvious target to create some facial slimming effects. Done through several intraoral incisional options, it is easy to access underneath the buccinator muscle. What can be removed can be impressive but, given Read More…

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 the Read More…

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