Buccal Fat Removal for Cheek Reduction
The buccal fat pads in the cheeks create chubby cheeks when you are a child but usually dissipate in adulthood to create a more angular face. However, some adult men and women retain more fat in their cheeks, hiding their cheekbones and facial contours. Dr. Maurice Khosh is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who offers buccal fat removal for cheek reduction and facial liposculpture at his clinic in NYC’s upper east side.
Chubby cheeks are cute when you are young, but most men and women want a more svelte appearance to their face in adulthood. A heart-shaped face is considered feminine, but too much cheek fat can make a face appear round or even square. For men, chiseled cheekbones and a strong jaw are masculine traits that are hidden when the cheeks are too heavy. Facial sculpting, or buccal fat removal for cheek reduction, can reshape the face for a slimmer, more angular appearance for men and women.
Is Buccal Fat Pad Removal Right for Me?
Like any plastic surgery procedure, buccal fat pad removal is not right for everyone. This procedure is best used for patients who have excessive fat in their cheeks due to genetics – it is not usually recommended to remove fat from weight gain. Dr. Maurice Khosh is a highly respected facial plastic surgeon who can help determine if a cheek reduction or facial liposculpture is the right procedure to create the look you desire. Good candidates for cheek reduction are healthy and will benefit from improved facial balance with cheek contouring.
Benefits of Cheek Reduction
If your face is chubby or you are tired of having chipmunk cheeks, buccal fat pad reduction may be the right procedure to reshape your face. If aging did not slim your midface as you hoped, a cheek reduction could reveal the angles and chiseled appearance you desire. Some of the benefits of removing excessive cheek fat include:
- Slimming the face
- Accentuating the cheekbones
- Reshaping a round or square face
- Creating a more angular, sexier facial appearance
- Tapering the midface
If you want to contour the middle of your face and minimize the appearance of your childish cheeks, buccal fat reduction may be the procedure for you.
What to Expect
Buccal fat removal for cheek reduction is a discreet procedure that can create a more contoured, chiseled appearance to your face. Dr. Khosh can perform this surgery without general anesthesia – a local anesthetic can be used for less risk and quicker recovery. Incisions are made inside the mouth to access the cheek area, remove the buccal fat pads and perform any needed facial contouring. Since it is an intraoral surgery, there are no visible scars and only a few stitches on the inside of the cheek.
After the surgery, the cheeks and midface will be noticeably slimmer, but you can expect some swelling to remain for a few weeks; bruising is rare. As the swelling dissipates, the contoured, slimming effect will increase, revealing a more chiseled and angular appearance to the midface. The discomfort is usually very minimal, and most patients heal quickly after their procedure. The majority of patients recover completely within three weeks of their surgery.
If you are interested in learning more about buccal fat removal for cheek reduction, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Maurice Khosh. During your consultation, Dr. Khosh can discuss the benefits of cheek reduction and whether this procedure can create the desired effect for reshaping your face. Call our office on the upper east side of New York City to schedule your appointment.
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