Buccal fat removal is designed to remove fat from your cheeks in a smooth and scarless manner. While chubby cheeks might be cute for younger children, most adults don't want round, cherub cheeks.
Facial aesthetic studies indicate that a heart shaped face is most attractive in females and a square shape most attractive in men.
|Female: Heart Shape||Male: Square Shape|
Removing buccal fat will slim the cheek area thereby accentuating the cheekbones and jaw line. Thinning the cheeks will have the affect of making a females face more heart shaped and a male more square which is the desired effect.
Removing buccal fat involves making a small incision inside the mouth and then gently extracting buccal fat in equal amounts from each side. Dissolvable sutures are placed into the cheek and patients will follow a full liquid diet for a week after the procedure. Swelling does occur but should be mostly resolved at about one month. The result is a slimmer appearance to your cheeks with a smooth and scarless technique.