Will Perioral Mound Liposuction Be Helpful In Further Reducing My Chubby Face After Buccal Lipectomies?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’m fully aware that I won’t be able to achieve exactly what I have in mind, but either way, I’d be content with any sort of improvement overall. With buccal lipectomy, it definitely did decrease the “chubby” look to my face. But as you said, the results would have been even better had it been accompanied with perioral mound liposuction. So would it be too late to get it still? Is it usually only done with other procedures as the same time? Also, is it a safe procedure? I noticed that not many doctors tend to conduct this procedure? Or what other procedures can be done to reduce the fat in my cheek area? 

A: In answer to your perioral mound liposuction questions:

1) Perioral mound liposuction can be done secondarily and, is often do so, in patients who have had a prior buccal lipectomy.

2) Perioral mound is a perfectly safe and effective procedure that complements the buccal lipectomy.

3) There are np other facial defatting procedures other than buccal lipectomy and perioral mound lipectomy.

Dr. Barry Eppley
Indianapolis, Indiana