Some may find fuller cheeks adorable, but others may find it pretty unpleasant, especially if they are so big that they make your face rounder than you’d like. With Buccal Fat Removal, you can say goodbye to your chubby cheeks.
The buccal fat pads are the leading contributor to the appearance of full or “chubby” cheeks. Buccal fat removal is the surgical resection of a portion of the buccal fat pad to correct full cheeks and add definition and contouring to the cheek and jawline.
No, the buccal fat pads are not affected by exercise. Patient’s considering buccal fat reduction should be at their ideal weight prior to surgery, but weight loss with dieting and exercise will not have a significant impact on the buccal fat volume.
Patient’s with naturally full cheeks whom are at their ideal weight but desire more definition and angularity in their facial features may be candidates for buccal fat removal. The surgery is typically performed under local anesthesia in about 1 hour. The incisions are inside of the mouth and leave no visible scarring.