How Can I Get Rid Of My Baby Face?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I was curious about buccal fat removal and other suggestions to remove “baby face”.

A:Thank you for your inquiry and sending your pictures. Most ‘baby faces’ are really a combination of excessive soft tissue and weaker facial skeletal support. While fat removal (buccal lipectomy and perioral liposuction) will make an improvement it is important to realize that these changes will be modest and will not make a dramatic transformation. But for many this can be a good and fairly straightforward starting point with little downside to see how much improvement can be obtained from soft tissue reduction alone.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana