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Am I a Good Candidate for Buccal Fat Removal?

Do you have a “chipmunk” face? Chubby cheeks? A babyface? If so, buccal fat removal might be the solution. This surgical procedure removes some amount of the buccal fat pad (an encapsulated collection of fat cells inside of the cheek) for a more defined, contoured face. Call us today and learn more about buccal fat removal.

What Is Buccal Fat Removal?

Buccal fat removal is a surgical procedure where the pad of buccal fat is removed through an incision inside of the cheek. This results in a more contoured facial profile, especially in patients with a genetic predisposition to excess fat in this area. Recovery after surgery is minimal and many patients return to work the very next day.

Am I a Good Candidate for Buccal Fat Removal?

If you have excess fat in your cheek area, you might be a good candidate for this procedure. Evaluation by an expert can help you determine if that is the case. While body fat wanes and ebbs throughout life, for some patients the buccal fat pads are larger than average and will always be, regardless of weight. For these patients, buccal fat removal surgery is one of the most effective ways to create a slimmer, more defined face. Exercise alone won’t correct this problem.

Buccal fat removal is a very effective surgery, but it is only designed to remove part of this fat in the right candidate. It is not an effective solution for other facial issues, like parenthesis lines, jawline or fat deposits in other parts or other compartments of the cheeks. There is a common myth circulating that buccal fat removal also helps with the appearance of jowling or lines around the lips. It does not.

If you wonder if buccal fat removal is the right procedure for you, call us and schedule a consultation with Dr. Sajjadian. As a triple-board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience performing facial surgeries, Dr. Sajjadian can give expert recommendations and advice for achieving your ideal look. Typically multiple other complementary procedures or fillers on other parts of the face can make a great difference. Buccal fat removal may be the surgery you need, but if not, he can recommend something else to achieve the result you’re wanting. Call us today and schedule your consultation.