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Profile Sculpting to the Improve Neck and Jawline

Profile sculpting is a popular procedure in our Washington DC office. Patients often report various concerns such as appearing tired despite having energy, chubby cheeks since childhood regardless of diet or exercise, and/or having a weak chin or round face. We consider profile sculpting plastic surgery that focuses on the lower face to improve the …

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Fixing Flat Cheeks with Plastic Surgery

Flat cheeks are a common issue among plastic surgery patients. Flat cheeks can be present from a young age due to developmental and genetic factors. Flat cheeks may also come from the natural aging process, as facial fat and bone tissue shrinks with time. As a result, facial sculpting with plastic surgery can be applicable …

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Contouring Cheeks with Fat Reduction

Liposuction is the top plastic surgery procedure in many offices. Hips, thighs, arms, and abdomens are thinned with liposuction. The neck is another popular place to contour with fat reduction. The face and cheeks, however, are typically not amenable to liposuction for many reasons. Cheek fat reduction is performed differently for those who want to …

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Sculpting the Face with Buccal Fat Reduction

Chubby cheeks are a sign of childhood and youthfulness. For children, chubby cheeks are appropriate and cute. Adults, however, with chubby or round cheeks may complain of appearing too young, too fat, or having a "baby face". Excess cheek fat (buccal fat) contributes to this chubby appearance of the middle and/or lower face. Patients are born with …

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Facial fat reduction: Buccal or mid cheek fat pad

Washington cosmetic surgery patients often ask for liposuction of the face and cheeks when they think they have too much fat. Liposuction is a great option for the neck and jowls. However, liposuction is not a good option for the face or cheeks. Liposuction works better for large, broad regions, such as the neck, abdomen, …

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Facial Slimming: Botox Jaw reduction or Buccal Fat reduction?

Model Facial plastic surgery to make areas of the face larger or smaller is a common request among many patients. Modern cosmetic techniques provide a variety of options for each facial area, such as the cheeks and lower face. Buccal fat reduction and Botox jaw reduction are some facial slimming options, and many patients who …

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