The cheeks are a very important component of the face. Sometimes, they are not as defined as we would like due to excess fat. If you have felt like you have chipmunk cheeks, you are far from alone. This is a cosmetic issue that bothers many people. Buccal fat removal is a great way to make the face look thinner and more contoured.
What is Buccal Fat Removal?
This surgical procedure involves removing part of or all of the buccal fat pad from each cheek. This is a naturally occurring area of fat that resides on the hollows of the cheeks. When a person has a particularly large buccal fat pad, it can make them feel as though their face is chubby or too full.
Once a treatment plan has been created for your individual needs, the surgery will be performed from inside of the mouth. The benefit of this is that it leaves no scars. During your procedure, the perfect amount of the buccal fat pad is removed to give your face a young, slimmer appearance. If need be, different amounts of fat can be removed from each cheek in order to give you facial symmetry.
Who Should Consider Buccal Fat Removal?
A consultation is required to determine if this procedure is a good fit for you. The buccal fat pads are different sizes on everyone. They can even be different sizes on the two cheeks of the same person. This is a great option for many people looking to contour their face but is not for everyone. Removing too much fat from the cheek area can actually make a person appear older.
The ideal candidate for buccal fat removal:
- Is a non-smoker
- Goes into the procedure with realistic expectations
- Is physically healthy
- Maintains a stable weight
- Is bothered by chubby cheeks
The Benefits of Buccal Fat Removal
There are many benefits that could come from this procedure. Some of the biggest include:
- Improved facial contours
- More defined cheeks
- More pleasing facial appearance
- Rejuvenated and younger face shape
- More self-esteem
Get In Touch with Us for More Information
If you would like to learn more about how buccal fat removal can help with contouring your cheeks, reach out and make an appointment with Bose Plastic Surgery. At our convenient location in Tampa, FL, our dedicated team will be happy to answer your questions. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!