Will Buccal Lipectomies and Perioral Liposuction Give Me The Hollow Cheek Look?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I was wondering if I would be a good candidate for a buccal lipectomy, perioral liposuction and/or buccinator myectomy. I’m 26, 5″6, and weigh 115 pounds yet my face has always seems bloated because of fat cheeks genetics and probably thick skin. I was hoping that maybe with these 3 procedures would a be a good start to get rid any facial fat and have the more concave look in the mid-face. Thank you for your time. 

A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending all of your pictures. Certainly you already have some slight concavity to your midface so I think the three procedures you have mentioned would go a long way in helping you maximize that potential type of facial change. The other procedure that you didn’t mention which will really help is a chin augmentation, particularly a sliding genioplasty. As the chin bone moves forward that helps provide an upper facial slimming effect as well. This would also helps your facial proportions as lower third is smaller compared to your larger cheekbone structure.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana