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What is Buccal Fat Pad Removal?

Posted by Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery on Feb 25, 2021 12:16:05 PM

Have you ever noticed that some people naturally have more contour to their face while others have more of a rounder shape? Those with naturally round cheeks may benefit from the contouring effects of buccal fat pad removal. 


What is Buccal Fat Pad Removal 

Buccal fat pad removal surgery is the removal of the mass of fat that is located in the hollows of the cheeks. This fat is naturally-occurring and can impact the shape of the face. The size of the buccal fat pad varies from person to person, and is typically not removed from individuals with thin or narrow faces. This procedure can be especially beneficial to those who feel their faces have a too full, or chubby look to them.

To remove the buccal fat pads, incisions are made on the inside of the mouth. The fat is then removed and sutures are used to close the incisions. Liposuction does not work to remove this kind of fat due to the buccal fat pad being located underneath the muscle. Because the incisions are made on the inside of the mouth, there are no visible scars. The results of the procedure leave the patient with a more contoured and youthful face shape.

Non surgical treatment alternatives would be facial contouring using fillers, though not everyone is a candidate for contouring with fillers - as sometimes this can make the face look rounder. We suggest scheduling a consultation with our injectors if you are interested in this treatment to determine candidacy. 

Do you think you can benefit from buccal fat pad removal? Schedule your free consultation with Dr. Nealy today!

Check out our website to learn more or give us a call at 208-939-3110 to schedule your free consultation.

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Topics: Liquid Face Lift, Buccal Fat Pad Removal

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