What Are My Options for Buccal Lipectomy Reversal?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I got a buccal fat removal 2 years ago. I am very unhappy with my results and very insecure.

A: When it comes to buccal lipectomy reversal there are two methods of fat volume restoration, fat injections placed more superficially than the buccal lipectomy space or an enbloc fat graft put back directly into the buccal fat pad space. There are advantages and disadvantages to either approach.

Fat injections – scarless harvest, injection approach, unpredictable volume retention

Fat Graft – small scar harvest site, open approach, more assured volume retention

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon