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OR Snapshots – Lateral Facial Liposuction

Liposuction is a well known method for fat removal that is mainly done on the body. The only facial area that is known to commonly undergo fat removal is in the neck, usually referred to as either submental, neck and jawline liposuction. But this is not really the face as defined by any location north Read More…

Technical Strategies – Cannula Size in Perioral Liposuction

Thinning the face by fat removal has limited surgical options. The buccal lipectomy procedure is the most well known as it removes a discrete collection of mid facial fat that usually approximates 3 to 4ccs in volume from each side. But the buccal lipectomy is not the only facial fat sculpting procedure. The perioral. region Read More…

The Overlooked Perioral Liposuction Procedure in Soft Tissue Cheek Reduction

The buccal lipectomy is the most well known soft tissue cheek reduction procedure. While it can provide effective reduction of fuller cheeks, the extent of its effect is frequently misunderstood or overstated. (leading to unfulfilled patient expectations) The effect of the buccal lipectomy is best understood by where it is positioned in the midface. Sandwiched Read More…

The Role of the Buccinator Mucosal Myectomy in Soft Tissue Cheek Reduction

Soft tissue cheek reduction is most commonly associated with the well known buccal lipectomy procedure. Through an intraoral incision in the maxillary vestibule, the encapsulated buccal fat pas is accessed by passing through the upper fibers of the buccinator muscle. Once inside its capsule, the main body of the buccal fat pad is extracted after Read More…

OR Snapshots – Perioral Mound Subcutaneous Fat Layer

Like the body the face has numerous fat collections/compartments that lie either right under the skin or within or around deeper structures.  Unlike the body, however, the fat locations in the face are more limited and less easily accessed for removal. The most well known facial fat collection is the buccal fat pad which can Read More…

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