It is not uncommon to look in the mirror and feel uneasy about your face’s fuller and rounder features and wonder, “is there a non-surgical facial contouring and jawline enhancement procedure?”. Younger patients may even wonder if they need buccal fat pad removal or even a facelift. Fortunately, Dr. Zelken suggests there may be a noninvasive and effective alternative!
At the Zelken Institute for Aesthetic Medicine in California, Dr. Zelken consults with many patients who have tried various non-surgical options to slenderize their faces and reduce their buccal fat pads. These non-surgical facial contouring and jawline enhancements include: radiofrequency tightening, Coolsculpting (cryolipolysis), Kybella (deoxycholic acid and other injectables), and alternatives that don’t have a place in medical literature – such as mouth yoga exercises and alternatives like mewing.
The answer to reducing full cheeks, excessive buccal fat pads, or a rounder face without surgery for a slimmer facial contour, however, may be much simpler!
The answer is that simple! If you are overweight or obese, healthy lifestyle changes including diet and exercise may generate a favorable change in your facial contour. While this is speculative, and may not work for everyone, it is a simple solution that is definitely worth the try! Lose 5 – 10 pounds and you may experience the following pleasing results:
Of course, different patients lose weight in different places. Also, the facial definition is affected by other factors such as skeletal phenomena, muscular overgrowth, thick skin, ethnic origin and more.
Dr. Zelken shares his personal experience on how diet, exercise and regulating his calorie intake contributed to weight loss in the superficial fat compartment of his face, including the appearance of reduced volume in his buccal fat pad area. The face before and after weight loss looks different. Therefore weight loss may be a solution for those who have some pounds to shed. Watch his YouTube video “Nonsurgical Facial Slimming – Buccal Fat Reduction? Dr. Zelken offers a surprisingly simple answer” to better understand why losing 5 pounds may be ideal for some. Alternatively, contact our Newport Beach, California office at 949-432-4730 for an appointment.