Has anyone ever said you have a baby face or chipmunk cheeks? Although they may not have meant any harm, many people do not care for their full cheeks. The buccal fat pad is located on both sides of your face on the lower cheek. Buccal fat removal can help give your face that youthful Y-shape many people find desirable. It is a great way to give your face more definition and look younger.How Does Buccal Fat Removal Work?
This procedure is straightforward and when done alone it typically takes an hour or less. Prior to beginning, a detailed plan will be made including exactly how much fat should be taken out to give your desired look. Surgical openings are typically made inside the mouth. The buccal fat is actually easy to remove. The openings are then sealed and the healing can begin.
Compared to other cosmetic surgeries, recovery with buccal fat removal is quick and easy. Dietary and activity restrictions last for only a few days and then you can get back to your normal life. Soon after recovery, you will be able to admire your new facial contours. If you maintain a healthy lifestyle and a stable weight, your results can be permanent.
Who is a Good Candidate for Buccal Fat Removal?
A good candidate for this procedure will be someone who is at or near their goal weight. This is because the surgery targets the fat pads and not the fat underneath your cheeks. Ideal targets are adults aged 18 or older who are in good overall health and who have realistic expectations for their results. Smokers are advised to quit for at least one month. This is because smoking can slow down the healing process.
Why Choose Buccal Fat Removal?
The cheeks are an incredibly difficult area to target through diet and exercise. Through this surgery, you can enhance your cheeks and your overall appearance. Other benefits include:
- Recovery is relatively quick
- Results can be permanent with a healthy lifestyle
- It helps define your cheeks, which are a prominent facial feature
- It boosts self-confidence and self-esteem
- Results are subtle enough that no one can tell you had anything done
Get In Touch with Us for More Information
Learn more about buccal fat removal by making an appointment with Salameh Plastic Surgery. At our office in Bowling Green, KY, our friendly and knowledgeable team will be pleased to answer any of your questions. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!