Buccal Fat Removal Alternatives

by in Body Lab, Botox, CoolSculpting, Cosmetic Dermatology, Dermal Fillers April 17, 2023

Thanks to TikTok, buccal fat removal is trending. This procedure has become very popular. However, there are buccal fat removal alternatives that may be better for some patients. Here’s what you should know.

What is Buccal Fat Removal?

Buccal fat removal is a way to sculpt the cheek area and define the jawline by removing the small pockets of fat. The buccal fat pads are located in the cheek hollows, between the jawbone and cheekbone. They cushion the buccinator and masseter muscles, which are necessary for speech and chewing.

While removing these fat pads does result in a more highlighted bone structure, the procedure is permanent and may have negative consequences in the future. As you age, you lose volume, if you had buccal fat removal when you were younger, you may end up looking gaunt. Thankfully, there are alternatives.

Masseter Botox & Dermal Fillers buccal fat removal alternatives

If you want to avoid surgery and still improve the symmetry of your face, then Botox and dermal fillers may be right for you. Fillers and Botox injections can treat sagging skin, fine lines, and wrinkles.

Fillers can create more appealing contours on the face and add balance and symmetry to the face. Additionally, some of the fillers stimulate collagen production for longer lasting results. These injections may be used individually or in combination for optimal results.

Facial Contouring

Another option for improving the contours of the face and neck is to tighten and lift the skin. There are several non-surgical options for facelifts and neck lifts. PDO threads are a great option, as well as laser skin tightening and microneedling. Additionally, Morpheus8, EmSculpt and CoolSculpting may also improve the contours of the face/neck.

Laser Treatments

The CO2 laser is a great way to achieve facial rejuvenation and symmetry. Using high intensity light energy, it removes the outer layers of the skin and stimulates natural collagen production for long lasting results.

Buccal Fat Removal Alternatives

There are several buccal fat removal alternatives available. To learn more about these options, please contact Reston Dermatology and Cosmetic Center today.

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