How You Can Get Contoured Cheeks With Buccal Fat Pad Removal

To achieve the facial contours one usually sees in models, many have opted to get cheek fillers Unfortunately, because cheek filler adds more volume, this is not the ideal route to take for people with naturally rounded cheeks In contrast, opting for buccal fat pad removal actually takes away... | Read More

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get contoured cheeks with buccal fat pad removal

To achieve the facial contours one usually sees in models, many have opted to get cheek fillers. Unfortunately, because cheek filler adds more volume, this is not the ideal route to take for people with naturally rounded cheeks.

In contrast, opting for buccal fat pad removal actually takes away fullness from below the cheekbones to create a more sculpted look for the face. It’s because of this that Buccal Fat Pad Removal has been increasing in popularity. Several celebrities have supposedly undergone the procedure in recent years and enjoyed its benefits.

What Are Buccal Fat Pads?

The phenomenon of “chipmunk cheeks” or “baby face” can actually be explained scientifically. This is usually caused by the buccal fat pads, which every individual is born with. The reason that some people have more rounded faces is that their buccal fat pads are simply more prominent than others.

Because prominent buccal fat pads are often genetic, it becomes quite a dilemma to attempt to do anything to improve this situation. That was the case until buccal fat pad removal was introduced.

Buccal fat pad removal is a surgical procedure where the buccal fat pads from inside the mouth are taken away. The result is that the face ends up with a more contoured appearance.

How Is The Buccal Fat Pad Removal Done?

Lest anyone forget, every individual has a different face shape and the size of the buccal fat pads is also different for everyone. As early as during the initial consultation between patient and surgeon, the latter is already examining the patient’s face.

This examination will give allow the surgeon to formulate a personalized game plan to help the patient achieve the look that they want. For the patient’s own peace of mind, they must ask the doctor any questions they may have about the procedure as well as if they have any concerns regarding it.

To achieve optimum results, a board-certified surgeon with experience, skills, and confidence in performing buccal fat pad removal is the ideal situation. While the doctor will, of course, be performing the surgery, it would be best if a collaboration between doctor and patient to set up an optimized surgical plan for the patient’s dream result is achieved.

Regarding the actual buccal fat pad removal surgery, it usually takes approximately one hour to perform in a procedure room with the patient under local anesthesia. To help alleviate any anxiety and pain that the patient may experience, additional medication may be used.

To illustrate how simple the procedure actually is, the assigned surgeon creates a small incision inside the mouth. Prior to surgery, the surgeon and patient will already discuss what the latter’s goals are for their face. That will determine if the aforementioned incision will be done on one or both sides of the face.

Since the size of the buccal fat pad ranges from as small as a pea to as large as a strawberry, the patient and doctor must first agree on how much of it will be removed. The end result should ideally be the look that the patient envisions.

What Are The Benefits of The Buccal Fat Pad Removal?

Not everyone is born with movie star looks. In fact, some are born with cheeks that, while keeping them looking relatively cute, can be downright frustrating because of their roundness. It is partially because of that frustration that a buccal fat pad removal is a welcome option.

This procedure can reduce the excessive fullness of one’s cheeks, create a leaner contour to the lower face that is v-shaped, enhance how one’s high cheekbones appear, improve the definition of both the cheeks and jawline, and achieve a more balanced shape to the face.

The convenience of being able to complete the buccal fat pad removal procedure in-office with just the use of local anesthesia is another thing to consider. Since any and all incisions are made on the inside of the mouth, no visible scars will be seen on one’s face.

There are other benefits of undergoing this kind of facial surgery. It is permanent and will result in a clearly slimmer face, it highlights the natural and youthful contours of the face, helps increase one’s self-esteem, and can actually create a more lifted facial appearance overall.

Don’t Let Your Chubby Cheeks Bother You

Here at Memorial Plastic Surgery, we have surgeons with extensive experience in both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures, including buccal fat removal. Contact us today at (713) 633-4411 or submit an online request to schedule a consultation to determine whether you qualify as a candidate for buccal fat removal.


*This blog is created and maintained for informational purposes only. The images present may not accurately reflect actual cases per individual. Individual cases are unique, and the descriptions and solutions will vary per patient.

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