Cutis 2022 Jan;109(1):46-48
Drs. Lin, Hazan, Dubin, and Khorasani and Ms. Younessi are from the Division of Dermatologic Surgery, Department of Dermatology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York. Dr. John is from the Division of Dermatologic Surgery, Department of Dermatology, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
There is now a growing trend for buccal fat pad reduction in patients who desire a decrease in midface and lower face volume, refinement, sculpting, or enhancement of facial features. The buccal fat pad is connected to the temporal fat, and therefore buccal fat pad reduction can result in volume depletion of the temporal fossae. In addition, most patients undergoing this procedure already have pre-existing temporal volume depletion due to aging. Read More