Cheek Reduction: Learn More About the Buccal Fat Removal Trend

While many patients are combating age by increasing the fullness of their cheeks, other patients are choosing to improve their facial appearance by removing fat. This procedure can make a face slimmer and more defined.

The procedure is called buccal fat removal and it is an increasingly popular procedure for patients. Charles S. Lee, MD, is an experienced plastic surgeon who has helped countless patients achieve a more sculpted facial structure with cheek reduction. Here, he discusses buccal fat removal surgery for cheek reduction.

What Is Buccal Fat?

The fat pad in your cheeks between your cheekbones and jawbone is called buccal fat. Everybody has fat in their cheeks. However, some people have a larger fat pad than others. The size of your buccal fat pad dramatically impacts your overall facial structure and appearance.

What Is Buccal Fat Removal?

Buccal fat removal is a surgical procedure to remove the buccal fat pad. By removing the fat, the appearance of the bone structure in your face is improved, especially the appearance of your cheekbones. It can also improve the appearance of your jawline.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Buccal Fat Removal?

The best candidates for any plastic surgery procedure are those patients who are in good health and who have realistic expectations for the results of the procedure. Before the procedure, Dr. Lee will meet with you to discuss your concerns and your goals.

Every face is unique. There are a number of different facial structures that can benefit from buccal fat removal. If you have a narrow face with wide cheekbones, the procedure can create a more balanced look. If you have round, chubby cheeks, the procedure can help to create a more natural and mature appearance. If you have wide cheekbones and round cheeks, the procedure can help to sculpt your facial structure and create a more defined appearance.

What Are the Results of Buccal Fat Removal?

Your face is one of your most unique features. The procedure and thus the results are highly personalized to each and every patient.

Before the procedure, Dr. Lee will ask you about your desired results. Depending on your expectations, Dr. Lee may recommend combining buccal fat removal with other procedures.

On its own, buccal fat removal can provide significant results for patients. The procedure can create a more sculpted face that is both slimmer and more proportional. Removing buccal fat creates more defined cheeks and improved contours. Additionally, the procedure can give you a more mature-looking face.

Schedule an Appointment at Enhance® Medical Center

If you want to define the appearance of your cheeks with cheek reduction, contact Enhance® Medical Center for a personal consultation with Dr. Lee. Please call our Beverly Hills office at (310) 271-5954 to schedule an appointment

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