How Can I Reverse A Buccal Lipectomy?

Q: Dr. Eppley,Hello, I got a buccal fat removal and I am not happy with the results my cheeks look hollow and I would like to see if there’s something I can do about it?

A: Since fat removal is the source of your now hollow cheeks, fat replacement would be the logical treatment choice. The debate for this type of far grafting is whether it should be done by injection vs an intraoral enbloc solid fat graft placement. There are advantages and disadvantages with either approach.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana