Dr. Babak Azizzadeh of the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery most commonly performs “buccal space modification” in combination with other facial rejuvenation procedures. Buccal space modification can be used to reshape and restore youthful contours in the face.
When evaluating a patient’s face, Dr. Azizzadeh keeps in mind that facial rejuvenation surgery can be used to create soft transitions between the different subunits of the face (upper face, mid-face, and lower face). This approach often involves refining the appearance of the buccal fat pads if they are excessively convex to ensure that the cheeks complement other facial features.
In addition, Dr. Azizzadeh prioritizes patient education. Dr. Azizzadeh wants his patients to understand how he removes buccal fat to enhance facial symmetry. This allows patients to assess the pros and cons of fat pad removal and decide if the surgery can help them accomplish their facial rejuvenation treatment goals.