What Is Your Buccal Fat Pad?

What Is Your Buccal Fat Pad?

Buccal fat pad removal is beneficial for people who have full cheeks and a round face. Even those who are otherwise slender can have a face that appears round. There are treatment options that can improve the contour of your cheeks and your overall aesthetic. Buccal fat pad removal can effectively address this issue. You may wonder, what is your buccal fat pad? Below you will find help information about your buccal fat pad and how you can get it removed.

What Is Your Buccal Fat Pad?

Your buccal fat pad is located in the middle of your cheek. It is the rounded portion of fat that is in between your facial muscles, specifically the hollow area under your cheekbone. The size of your buccal fat pad is unique to you as everyone’s is different. Large buccal fat pads often give your face a more rounded, while smaller ones give you a more defined look. There are procedures that can remove your buccal fat pad if you are unhappy with the way it makes your face look. It is not necessary, but a cosmetic procedure intended to enhance the look of your facial structure.

Buccal Fat Pad Removal

Buccal fat removal in Beverly Hills is a fast and smooth procedure that essentially removes the buccal fat pads in your cheeks. To ensure your comfort during the procedure, local anesthesia is administered beforehand. Patients who choose to combine procedures may need to go under general anesthesia. The type of anesthesia that will be administered for your procedures will be discussed at the consultation.

After you have been anesthetized, the surgeon will make a small incision on the inside of your cheek. Once the incision has been made, the buccal fat pad is then cut out and removed. The incision is closed. Patients can go home the same day. One of the major benefits of buccal fat pad removal surgery is that you can see your results right away. They are not your final results as that can take a few months for your cheek to fully settle.

Buccal Fat Pad Removal Recovery

Because the incision is on the inside of your mouth, the recovery process can take a few weeks. You may experience swelling and mild discomfort during the first few days. This is completely normal and should subside within the first week.

During the first week you should focus on resting. It’s also important to consume a liquid-only diet during the first couple of days. This is necessary as your incision begins to heal. It’s important to talk with your surgeon about your progress and determine when you can add more foods into your diet.

Candidates for Buccal Fat Pad Removal

If you don’t like your cheeks because you find them to be too round, buccal fat pad removal can address the issue. The procedure can help reduce the fullness in your cheeks. Candidates should be healthy and at a stable weight. Buccal fat pad removal can add definition to your cheeks so they look slender.

If your face is narrow or if you are older, the procedure may not be right for you. Those who are already slender may look sunken in if their buccal fat is removed. In addition, the natural aging process can result in volume loss in your face. Removing your buccal fat may exacerbate the issue and make you look much older.

Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills

If you are unhappy with the roundness in your face, consider plastic surgery in Beverly Hills. Buccal fat pad removal can add definition and improve the overall structure of your face. The first step in moving forward with the procedure is setting up a consultation. Contact Dr. Brent Moelleken and his team to schedule an appointment today!

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