What does Malar Augmentation consist in?

Prominent cheeks are a symbol of youth and beauty. To date, many techniques have been described for achieving well defined, attractive cheekbones: cheek implants, injections of fillers or autologous fat. However, each of these techniques is accompanied by the following complications, respectively: the risk of rejection in the case of a prosthesis, the need for repeated injections of fillers and the unpredictability of the stability of the autologous fat.

New cheek augmentation technique at the Maxillofacial Institute

Dr. Hernández Alfaro and his medical team have proposed transferring Buccal fat to the cheekbone region, maintaining its vascular pedicle by employing minimally invasive techniques normally used for carrying out Le Fort I osteotomy in orthognathic surgery. See article published in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journalMalar Augmentation with Pedicled Buccal Fat Pad in Orthognathic Surgery: Three-Dimensional Evaluation.

The Buccal fat pads are located in the cheeks, between the Masseter muscle, the main muscle used in mastication, and the Buccinator muscle, which demarcates the inside of the cheeks. This area is very accessible to maxillofacial surgeons, so Buccal fat pads are used in regular practice for covering or filling defects.

This study has demonstrated that the cheek augmentation technique using Buccal fat pads offers the following advantages:

  • The volume obtained in the cheek area is stable for a lifetime.
  • The amount of volume that is added to the cheeks of each patient is carried out according to their aesthetic needs.
  • It is a minimally invasive surgical procedure, which leaves no sign of scarring.
  • There are no rejection problems.

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