Stubborn fat in the cheek or buccal area is a common cosmetic concern for men and women alike. Unfortunately, fat accumulation in this area can be difficult or even impossible to reduce through diet and exercise alone.
Buccal fat removal, also called cheek reduction surgery, is one effective option that can remove unwanted fat in the cheeks, creating a more contoured mid-face and jawline. Learn more about this facial sculpting procedure to see if buccal fat removal could be worth it for you.
Buccal Fat Removal Explained
During buccal fat removal, your facial plastic surgeon will create small incisions inside your mouth through which excess fat can be removed. This procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia when performed on its own.
While cheek reduction surgery is generally a straightforward procedure, it requires the skill and expertise of a qualified facial plastic surgeon in order to minimize the risk of complications and to ensure optimal results.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Buccal Fat Removal?
Buccal fat removal can be an effective solution for some who would like to reduce mid-face fat pockets and achieve a slimmer facial contour. However, this procedure is not for all and there are some consequences for removing the buccal fat pads. As we age, the face will naturally lose some volume in the cheeks. If this procedure is performed too aggressively or on someone who is not a good candidate, they may appear hollowed-out at a later age and require correction through additional surgery. This is why it is important to consult with an experienced facial plastic surgeon to see if this is an appropriate option for you.
This procedure can be performed on its own or in combination with other facial cosmetic procedures such as a cheek lift or chin liposuction to further define the chin and jawline. The vast majority of those who get cheek reduction surgery report being satisfied with their results.
Think buccal fat removal could be right for you? Call our Boston office today at 857-350-4205 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ezzat.