How Can I Reverse A Buccal Lipectomy?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I had buccal fat reduction about a year ago and am less than happy with the results, I am wondering if there’s a permanent procedure you can do to restore some of the fat that was taken out. Please let me know, thank you!

A: Reversal of buccal lipectomies can be done two permanent methods, buccal space fat injections done externally or the direct intraoral placement of a dermal-fat graft back into the buccal space. Each approach has is advantages and disadvantages. Fat injections are less invasive, acquire the injectate by liposuction harvest but like all fat injections their volume retention is unpredictable. A dermal fat graft is the true buccal lipectomy reversal is that a piece of fat is put back directly by which it was removed with a high volume retention rate but it does require an excisional harvest from somewhere on the body. 

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana