What is buccal fat removal?
Buccal fat are the fat pads located in the hollow section of each cheek, resting just beneath the cheekbone. Buccal fat removal, also called buccal cheek fat reduction, is a surgical procedure that removes unwanted or excess buccal fat from the cheeks. The result of this procedure is more defined facial features with prominent cheekbones.
Who is a good candidate for buccal fat removal?
Buccal fat removal is not for everyone. The best candidates for this procedure typically have the following characteristics:
-Are young, physically healthy, and at a consistent weight
-Have a rounder face with full cheeks
-Are dissatisfied with the appearance of their cheeks
-Have realistic expectations
Buccal fat removal is generally not recommended for those who have naturally thin faces. This is because the results of buccal fat removal can make a person with naturally thin features look older and, as they age, their cheeks can take on a sunken appearance.
In addition, older people are advised against getting this procedure. Facial fat already declines with age, and buccal fat removal done on an older person may merely emphasize signs of aging.