Buccal Fat Pad Removal
Buccal fat pad removal surgery (also known as cheek reduction surgery) thins facial cheeks, particularly in the hollows, providing a slimmer appearance for individuals who feel their cheeks are too full. The reduction procedure gives patients a more defined and contoured facial appearance.
At Huntington Plastic Surgery Institute, our board-certified plastic surgeons and highly skilled team of medical professionals have the experience and knowledge to provide patients with the stunning results they desire.
What Does Buccal Fat Removal Do?
Everyone has buccal fat pads in their cheeks, but their size can vary. People with larger buccal fat pads might have a fuller and rounder face, which some might negatively refer to as having a “baby face” or “chipmunk cheeks.”
Buccal fat removal surgically removes the buccal fat pads through a small incision made on the inside of the cheeks, resulting in more defined facial features and thinner cheeks.
Prospective patients should know that this procedure is not intended for people who already have a narrow face, as the procedure could create overly gaunt or sunken cheeks with age. Additionally, buccal fat removal is not recommended for older patients as the face naturally slims with age. Removing fat pads could highlight the signs of aging on the patient’s face prematurely. Moreover, no two patients are alike so your procedure will be completely specific to you which studies indicate may have additional importance with a buccal fat pad procedure.
Because the incisions are made on the inside of the mouth, patients will need to take extra steps to keep infections at bay, such as using a special mouthwash prescribed by the surgical team.
A full recovery can be expected after three weeks, although the final results may not take shape until several months after the surgery.
Get Buccal Fat Pad Removal with Huntington Plastic Surgery Institute
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