Buccal fat pad extraction is for those with extra round cheeks who wish to have a slightly more chiseled look. Most people lose this facial roundness in their late 20s. Due to heredity, some people may never lose the chubby look in their cheeks. Candidates for buccal fat pad extraction often refer to themselves as having ‘chipmunk cheeks’.
Buccal fat are pads of fat that augment the lower part of the cheeks. These ‘chubby cheeks’ or ‘chipmunk cheeks’ can result from a variety of conditions. Being overweight is one condition, while a genetic predisposition can also cause one to have round cheeks. Buccal fat removal, also called cheek reduction surgery, offers a solution to those who want to reduce the size of their cheeks. Removal of these fat pads can slim the cheeks and contour the face. This can help people achieve a more chiseled and hollowed look.
For additional enhancements to the face, our plastic surgeons also recommend Hi-Def 4D Liposculpture for fat reduction and sculpting – neck lifts, and internal skin heating for lifting and skin tightening – and/or surgical jawline implants or chin and jawline enhancement for more dramatic improvements.