The “buccal fat pad” creates cheek volume. These fat pads beneath the facial skin give the cheeks a rounded look. Many people inherit a facial structure with larger buccal fat pads, giving the face a round, childish appearance. Buccal fat removal involves removing this pad of fat to create a more sculpted, refined look to the face.
Who is a candidate for buccal fat pad removal?
A good candidate for this minor surgery will be in good general health, a non-smoker, and understands the procedure and recovery, and what to expect in results. People who undergo buccal fat pad removal do so to address:
- Chubby cheeks
- Puffy cheeks
- Round face
- “Baby” face
- Want a more sculpted facial shape