When we’re young, plump, rosy cheeks are considered cute. When we get older and still have what are often referred to as “chipmunk cheeks”, it’s not so cute. Buccal Fat Reduction solves this dilemma.

For many people, those chubby cheeks extend to the lower part of the cheeks and into the jawline. It can cause you to feel self-conscious about your appearance. It even can make you appear fuller than you actually are.
If want to get rid of the excess fat of your chipmunk cheeks, Buccal Fat Reduction may work for you.

What is Buccal Fat Reduction?

In our cheeks we have something that is called the Buccal Fat Pad. This pad goes deep inside your cheek. There is one in each side of your face. As a result, when you remove buccal fat from the pad, your face will achieve leaner contours.

How does Buccal Fat Reduction work?

Because this procedure doesn’t take very long (approximately 60 minutes), your surgeon performs it at his office or outpatient centre. You will receive local anesthesia for your comfort. Specifically, your surgeon will create an incision between the gums and cheek. Then, he will gently remove the fat that lies under the cheekbone. Usually, the fat is minimal and the forceps take it out through the incision. If the patient has more fat, especially around the jawline, then liposuction will extract the fat from the tissue. Once the fat is out and the surgeon closes the incision, you receive special bandaging and are free to go. There will be a scar at the incision site but it will heal in time and become less noticeable.

What are the advantages of this procedure?

For people who are able lose weight everywhere but their faces, Buccal Fat Removal can create more pleasing contours and make your face appear slimmer. This is especially helpful to those who have lost a significant amount of weight but see no changes in their face. Fat deposits that lie deep under the skin can be stubborn, but they are no match for a Buccal Fat Removal procedure. Furthermore, Buccal Fat Removal can give you a leaner appearance and increase your self-esteem.
If you are looking for a more sculpture-like facial structure and have tried diet and exercise to no avail, you may be a good candidate for Buccal Fat Removal. Contact us for more information.