A lot of men and women suffer from areas on their body that retain fat regardless of their weight. They may be perfectly healthy and thin yet they still have a double chin. Or they may be at their ideal weight but they still have chubby, round cheeks. Removing fat from the cheeks can result in chiseled cheekbones and a more mature face. Chubby cheeks can give anyone a baby face, which is why we offer buccal fat pad removal at Bose Plastic Surgery. This procedure is sometimes thought of as the ultimate double chin treatment.
What Is a Buccal Fat Pad?
The cheeks have an area underneath the skin that retains fat, also known as the buccal fat pad. Everyone has this fat in their face, but some have more than others due to genetics or lifestyle choices. Having large buccal fat pads in the cheeks can result in a chipmunk-like appearance, which many men and women do not find appealing. Much like the double chin, diet and exercise alone cannot target this area of the face. Generally speaking, surgery is the most effective double chin treatment to attain that chiseled, slim face you’ve been dreaming. Buccal fat removal is the name of the procedure we perform to help you get rid of the extra, unnecessary fat.
Buccal Fat Removal
This procedure is very simple to perform, and the way we carry it out results in no visible scarring. Incisions are made inside the mouth, so you won’t have to worry about scars marring your new look. If your buccal fat pads are particularly large, you may benefit from a facelift procedure in addition to the fat removal. This is to ensure you get the desired results without having to worry about extra skin hanging down once the fat is removed.
Am I a Good Candidate?
It is best to consider this option once your body has matured. Many younger individuals have extra fat in their face that gradually goes away as they get older. Considering surgery should be an option once you know the fat is there to stay. A good age to start considering surgery is around your 20s and 30s, although this procedure can be performed on someone as young as 18. You must also be in relatively good health and a non-smoker. Smoking inhibits your body’s ability to heal, which could cause complications or make your downtime much longer than necessary.
Are you ready to say goodbye to those unwanted spots of fat on your face? Are you ready to see a mature, slim appearance in the mirror? If so, reach out to the team here at Bose Plastic Surgery to learn whether or not you qualify for double chin treatment. We would be more than happy to answer your questions. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!