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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…

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…

Use of the Buccal Fat Pad for Facial 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 uniqueness 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 anatomy Read More…

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