What Is Buccal Fat Pad Removal?

The buccal fat pad is the padding of fat found in the check. Even though this is naturally occurring and can help some women look more youthful, some women find that it makes the face look too fat. For some people, the buccal fat pad is a different size on each side, causing asymmetry. Buccal fat pad removal can even out the symmetry of the face as well as remove the appearance of fat in the face.

While most people can consider buccal fat pad removal, people with long, thin faces may want to avoid this procedure because as they age that can look more gaunt, which can age the face dramatically. The ideal candidate has full or “chubby” cheeks, are in good health, and are interested in this highly customizable procedure to achieve a thinner, more sculpted look. This procedure is best suited for non-smokers who are uncomfortable with the size, shape, or appearance of their cheeks.

Your Buccal Fat Pad Removal Consultation

During your buccal fat pad removal consultation, you will be able to discuss why you want the procedure and what you hope to accomplish with the surgery. You can review before and after photos to better understand how the surgery can help. Your plastic surgeon will also go over your basic health with you to make sure it is safe for you to undergo anesthesia and discuss a treatment plan. You will be able to ask questions about the procedure, recovery time, and outcomes. Your plastic surgeon may examine your face and cheeks and take photos and ask you many questions about your lifestyle and health.

At 22 Plastic Surgery, we have the highly specialized training to restore a naturally youthful look that lasts. If you want to learn more about our services and how it can help to improve your overall appearance, you can request a consultation online or call our office at (801) 937-9650. Our staff are eager to meet you and help you on your aesthetic journey.