Bothered by a Full Face?
Buccal Lipectomy is a simple procedure that has recently garnered more attention and curiosity among patients with “baby faces” or chubby cheeks that persist into adulthood.
Buccal are pads of fat that augment the lower part of the cheeks. These “chubby cheeks” or “chipmunk cheeks” can result from a variety of conditions. Buccal fat removal, also called cheek reduction surgery, offers a solution to those who want to reduce the size of their cheeks. Removal of these fat pads can slim the cheeks and contour the lower face. This can help people achieve a more chiseled look.
The buccal fat procedure is done very comfortably, under local anesthesia. Recovery is quick and results start to become apparent just a few weeks after surgery. Patients often remark that friends and family have thought they’ve ‘lost weight’.