Aging gracefully can be difficult due to the impact of the natural aging process, genetics, and environmental factors. Certain harmful lifestyle habits can also accelerate the aging process. While many people want to age as slowly as possible, cosmetic intervention is often necessary to achieve this. Common cosmetic procedures include facelifts and buccal fat removal. You may wonder, can a facelift remove buccal fat? Below you will find the relationship between facelifts and buccal fat removal.
Can a Facelift Remove Buccal Fat?
Everyone has a buccal fat pad in the middle of their cheek. Buccal fat can contribute to a chubby, rounded appearance for those with larger fat pads. Many patients remove their buccal fat to achieve a more sculpted appearance. Buccal fat targets a specific area of your face, while a facelift aims to tighten, lift, and remove sagging skin from your neck and the lower portion of your face. While a facelift offers a number of benefits, it does not specifically target the buccal fat pad. Patients who want to remove their buccal fat and get a facelift can combine the procedures for optimal results.
Buccal Fat Removal
Buccal fat removal is a cosmetic procedure that involves the removal of the fat pads in the middle of your cheeks. The procedure is designed to reduce the fullness in the cheeks and provide a more defined cheek. Buccal fat removal can be done on its own or combined with other procedures, such as a facelift.
Buccal fat removal is a safe and effective procedure. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia to ensure maximum comfort and relaxation. The surgeon will make a small incision on the inside of your cheeks and remove the buccal fat pad. Once the fat pad is removed, the incision is closed using absorbable stitches.
Benefits of a Facelift Procedure
A facelift in Beverly Hills is an effective cosmetic procedure that can lift, tighten, and take years off of your appearance. The natural aging process, environmental factors, and unhealthy lifestyle habits can impact your appearance and make you look much older than you are. As you get older, the natural collagen and elastin that keeps your skin looking youthful gradually diminishes. This begins as early as your late 20s. Consider the following benefits of a facelift.
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Tighter and more firm appearance (without the “pulled” look)
- Defined jawline
- Improved neck contour
- Youthful and refreshed-looking appearance
There are a number of different types of facelifts depending on your unique needs. Each type targets the signs of aging to improve your appearance. However, each is unique in their approach. The surgeon can help you determine which facelift is right for you and customize your treatment accordingly.
Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills
The first step in moving forward with plastic surgery in Beverly Hills is scheduling a consultation. This is a great place to share your expectations with the surgeon so they can determine what procedures are right for you. For patients who want to target the signs of aging in the lower half of their face and neck, a facelift is right for you. However, some patients may consider combining procedures for maximum results. If you also have round cheeks and want a more defined and chiseled look, consider combining your facelift with buccal fat pad removal. This can enhance your results and help you achieve your desired aesthetic.
Beverly Hills is known to be the top destination for cosmetic surgery. If you are interested in improving your appearance, contact Dr. Brent Moelleken and his team. They are skilled in a variety of non-surgical treatments and plastic surgery. They have helped countless patients achieve their desired aesthetic. Contact Dr. Brent today to schedule a consultation!