Buccal Fat Removal
Buccal fat removal is a type of plastic surgery. It’s also known as a buccal lipectomy or cheek reduction surgery. The goal of buccal fat removal is to thin the cheeks, specifically in the area of the cheek hollows. Although a face that is naturally soft and filled out is considered youthful, some people find that their face feels too full, even chubby.
A buccal fat removal removes the buccal fat pad, a naturally-occurring pad of fat in the cheek hollow area. The size of the buccal fat pad varies with each individual patient, and the buccal fat pad in each cheek may be different sizes. Buccal fat pad extraction surgery is typically not performed in people with thin, narrow faces as removal of the fat may cause the face to look more gaunt with age. This procedure can often be done in the office under local anesthesia but a consultation is needed to determine which anesthesia method will be best.
The surgery can be done alone or with another form of plastic surgery, such as:
- Chin implants
- Lip augmentation
- Botox injection
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