Large, full cheeks aren’t necessarily a sign of being overweight. Even patients at a healthy weight can have round cheeks if the buccal fat pads are enlarged. If you’re tired of your baby face and want a more sculpted appearance, come see Dr. Sajjadian, one of the best plastic surgeons in Newport Beach.
By removing the buccal fat pad, we can reshape your facial appearance. This is a relatively simple surgical procedure with a minimal recovery period. Results are lifelong.
What Is the Buccal Fat Pad? Why Should I Consider Removal?
The buccal fat pad is a concentration of fat located in the lower cheek. It is a primary cause of facial roundness. Removing the fat pad can enhance the appearance of some patients, creating a more chiseled, sculpted look. This procedure isn’t right for everyone, but patients that complain of round cheeks, ‘chipmunk’ cheeks, or a baby face often benefit from buccal fat removal.
What Causes an Enlarged Buccal Fat Pad?
Everyone has buccal fat pads, but they can vary substantially in size. Some patients first notice fullness in their cheeks after weight gain. Gaining weight can cause the fat pad to grow, altering your facial appearance. Genetics is another contributing factor. You can be a healthy weight, but still have enlarged buccal fat pads.
How Do I Choose a Surgeon for Buccal Fat Removal?
Choosing the right surgeon is essential for a successful buccal fat removal. The trick to good results is to conservatively reduce the fat pad. As you age, your facial fat levels will change and a conservative approach ensures a look that is aesthetically pleasing both now and in the future. Choose a surgeon with deep understanding of facial anatomy and with experience performing this procedure. Dr. Sajjadian is triple-board certified and is considered one of the area’s top plastic surgeons.
An inexperienced surgeon may remove too much of the fat pad, causing the face to develop a hollow appearance, especially as it gets older. Talk with your surgeon about their technique and ask how your results will change in both the recent and distant future.
Dr. Sajjadian’s plastic surgery philosophy revolves around compassionate patient care and attention to detail. He is widely respected by his colleagues and peers, and works diligently to reveal every patient’s natural and unique beauty.