Have you ever noticed how some celebrities have that perfect V-shaped face, high cheekbones, defined jawline, and a sleek neck? Although it may seem that their striking facial aesthetic is due to luck or genes, think again.
What is the RG Triple Threat?
As one of Dr. Ramirez Gavidia’s signature procedures, the RG Triple Threat is a three-pronged approach to facial sculpting. It is the ultimate combination of facial contouring, and includes buccal fat pad extraction, VASER chin and neck liposuction, and volume restoration with filler/fat grafting.
#1: Buccal Fat Pad Extraction
This procedure is the first step in transforming your rounded-cheek baby face to a more attractive, defined face. Also known as “buccal fat pad removal”, “buccal fat pad reduction”, or “cheek surgery”, this procedure creates the sought-after look of defined cheeks. It all begins with reducing the size of the buccal fat pads. Buccal fat pads are pockets of fibrous fat cells located on both sides of the face. They are found in the space between the corner of the lips and the nostrils. The fat pads are accessed through a small incision made inside the mouth. Either in part or in whole, Dr. Ramirez Gavidia may remove them. It will be up to him how much fat to remove.
#2: Chin and Neck Liposuction
The next procedure employed in facial sculpting during the RG Triple Threat is chin and neck liposuction. Removing fat volume under the chin and throughout the neck reveals a more defined jawline. Rather than using other non-invasive techniques, using the minimally invasive VASER® cannula to perform liposuction achieves superior results. In addition, patients with loose skin around the neck also get skin tightening procedure, as chin and neck lipo enlists the help of Renuvion® powered by J-Plasma® (called “J-Plazty®”). Dr. Ramirez Gavidia performs this procedure to restore skin elasticity around the neck. The incision required is tiny and is made underneath the chin, so it will be easily hidden. This minuscule scar quickly becomes indiscernible. Say hello to no more double chins or unflattering face angles!