If you’ve watched television, used social media, or talked to friends about beauty recently, you’ve undoubtedly heard about the big trend in beauty today: Contouring. Although contouring can consist of complex makeup tricks, you can’t achieve a truly contoured face that way. Want slimmer cheekbones, improved neck appearance, or less fat in the chin area? There’s a contouring procedure that will work for you — and it will last much longer than any makeup trick ever could.

Buccal Fat Pad Removal

Buccal fat pad removal is a simple surgical procedure in which the fat pads in the lower part of the face are extracted to create a slimmer face. Dr. Patterson performs Buccal fat pad removal from the inside of the cheek, carefully removing the fat pads using small incisions. There’s no scarring, and the dissolvable sutures will go away over time. Most patients return to work in only 1-2 days after Buccal fat pad removal. It’s a minor surgery that can yield major long-term results.

Is Buccal Fat Pad Removal Right For You?

If you’re unhappy with the look of your lower face — the area commonly referred to as chipmunk cheeks or chubby cheeks — Buccal fat pad removal might be the right choice for you. Weight loss can’t get rid of this fat in most cases, but this simple outpatient surgical procedure can.


Kybella is an injectable treatment that eliminates fat under the neck — the area usually called a “double chin.” Kybella is usually done over a few months times. Most patients get a few treatments, with around 3 treatments being the average, for optimal results. Every treatment session occurs around a month apart to allow time for fat destruction and elimination.

Dr. Patterson injects the Kybella treatment directly into the double chin area, and the treatments usually take only a few minutes. You can return to work right away if desired. Kybella is an amazing treatment that yields permanent results — and since it’s non-surgical, you can easily make time for it.

Is Kybella Right For You?

Kybella might be right for you if you’re unhappy with a double chin. For many people, a double chin makes them feel self-conscious about their appearance. If you want to eliminate the extra fat and feel more confident again without surgery, Kybella is a great option.


Voluma is a dermal filler from Juvederm, one of the leading companies in the world of hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers. Voluma is injected directly into the middle of the face — the cheekbone and lower cheek areas — to correct volume loss that occurs over the years. It can also be used in patients who simply want a more contoured look in the cheekbone area.

One of the biggest advantages of Voluma is that it’s uniquely suited to the cheek area. It lasts for as much as two years, giving it one of the most impressive lifespans for a dermal filler.

Is Voluma Right For You?

Voluma may be right for you if you suffer from too-thin cheeks or if you’re looking for a more defined cheekbone area. It’s an excellent option for anyone looking for long-term contouring that doesn’t involve a surgical procedure.

Face Lift

A facelift is a surgery in which Dr. Patterson corrects wrinkling, creasing, and sagging by tightening your facial skin and the tissue beneath it. Facelifts are often done at the same time as neck lifts, as it can yield an overall face and neck improvement. The contour of your face and chin area can be dramatically improved with a face and neck lift, and the results can last for a decade or longer.

Is Face Lift Right For You?

A facelift might be right for you if you’re sick of looking at wrinkles and creases in the mirror every day. Many patients who simply want to look like a younger version of themselves find that a facelift is a good option to consider.

Neck Lift

A neck lift is a surgery that’s designed to improve the appearance of the neck and the contour of the jaw. By removing extra skin and tightening the neck and jawline, your facial contours can be dramatically enhanced. As with a facelift, a neck lift can last for many years, especially if you’re careful to maintain your skin properly.

Is Neck Lift Right For You?

A neck lift might be right for you if you’re unhappy with your neck and your jawline. This surgery provides a long-term correction, and when combined with a facelift it can truly refresh and re-contour your whole look. To get the optimal results from a neck lift, it’s best if you’re willing to do both the facelift and the neck lift at the same time.

Want to Contour Your Way to a Long-Term Change?

If you want a beautifully contoured face — but you want it to look natural — contact Patterson Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation with Dr. Patterson. Dr. Patterson is happy to discuss your appearance concerns and goals with you so he can recommend the treatments and procedures that will help you achieve your contouring goals in the best way possible. Contact us anytime to learn more!