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Tips on Buccal Fat Reduction

Buccal fat reduction is a common and simple procedure for patients with full cheeks that desire a reduction in that area or a slimming of the face.  It is not a magic procedure and has a moderate result, but is more effective in those patients with really chubby cheeks.  I also frequently perform it with facelift, facial implants and liposuction.  The buccal fat pad can be very elusive, especially for new surgeons.  This video discusses buccal fat pad reduction and provides some surgical tips on locating the fat pads.

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Joe Niamtu, III DMD

Cosmetic Facial Surgery

Richmond, Virginia


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Joe Niamtu III, DMD
11319 Polo Place
Midlothian, VA 23113

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