Can Botox cause facial fat to move?

Six months ago I had a botox injection near the crows feet of my eyes. The fat of my cheeks seems to have been lowering on my face. I used to have apple cheeks when I smiled. Now when I smile my cheeks seem much lower. Is the Botox a possible explana

Answers from doctors (2)


Esta Kronberg, M.D.

Published on Jan 04, 2010

If the Botox is injected too low on the cheek it can make your cheek drop. This effect should be gone by now.

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Answered by Esta Kronberg, M.D.

If the Botox is injected too low on the cheek it can make your cheek drop. This effect should be gone by now.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Celibre Medical Corporation

Published on Jan 04, 2010

Botox does not move fat on the face, but it can and does affect the facial muscles. So, indirectly it's possible that if the muscles that control the cheek area when you smile were relaxed with Botox injections you had, they may appear lower. If this is the case, you would want to check the before and after pictures with your practitioner to confirm
the issue and also discuss how to avoid the problem in the future. This would most likely involve the injection locations (or Botox dilution) for your crow's feet.

It should be noted that after 6 months, the effects of Botox are usually gone, so if you are looking at something currently that you think was related to Botox 6 months ago, then this is probably not the case because the changes you describe (if they did occur) would have worn off with the Botox by now. Good luck.

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Answered by Celibre Medical Corporation

Botox does not move fat on the face, but it can and does affect the facial muscles. So, indirectly it's possible that if the muscles that control the cheek area when you smile were relaxed with Botox injections you had, they may appear lower. If this is the case, you would want to check the before and after pictures with your practitioner to confirm
the issue and also discuss how to avoid the problem in the future. This would most likely involve the injection locations (or Botox dilution) for your crow's feet.

It should be noted that after 6 months, the effects of Botox are usually gone, so if you are looking at something currently that you think was related to Botox 6 months ago, then this is probably not the case because the changes you describe (if they did occur) would have worn off with the Botox by now. Good luck.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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