Cheek Reduction Surgery
There are many distinct features of the face that create an overall attractive appearance. Defined cheek bones and a tapered lower face are among them. If your cheek bones are hidden underneath rounded, square or chubby cheeks, buccal fat pad removal can help. Dr. Stong proudly offers buccal fat pad removal, or cheek reduction surgery, as an ideal facial cosmetic treatment for patients who want to create definition in their cheeks and a heart shaped attractive appearance to their face.
Buccal fat pad removal is for those who want to reduce full, rounded cheeks and achieve a more chiseled, or defined look. While most people lose their cheek fullness as they age, there are some that never lose their chubby cheeks. Through a simple procedure, the buccal fat pads can be gently removed and the cheek area slimmed and contoured.
Is Buccal Fat Pad Removal Right For Me?
A thorough consultation with Dr. Stong can more accurately determine if buccal fat pad removal will help you achieve your goals. However, buccal fat pad removal is generally performed in the following situations:
- Patients with “chipmunk cheeks” or a puffy, too rounded, or square face
- Patients who have a less distinct midface or cheekbones and are interested in a more tapered lower face
- Patients who want to accentuate their cheek bones
What Does Buccal Fat Pad Removal Involve?
Buccal fat removal is an intraoral procedure, with incisions inside the mouth. This leaves no visible scarring on the face. Dr. Stong gently removes the buccal fat pads of the cheeks. This creates a favorable depression beneath the cheek bone and creates a higher cheek bone appearance.
What Can I Expect After the Procedure?
After buccal fat pad removal, the face may be slightly swollen but bruising is rare. It results in a thinner and more contoured cheek appearance, which is first noticeable immediately, and then maximally 2 to 3 weeks after the swelling has subsided. During buccal fat pad removal, discomfort is mild and the incisions inside the mouth heal quickly. Dr. Stong performs this procedure while the patient is awake, without sedation, which further accelerates the recovery and healing time.
Schedule Your Buccal Fat Pad Removal in Atlanta
To learn more about buccal fat pad removal and how it can benefit you, please contact Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery, LLC today. Dr. Stong is an elite, double board certified plastic surgeon who understands the specific cosmetic procedures that will give patients the most natural, youthful and beautiful look. When it comes to improving the mid face, we offer a number of advanced techniques, including surgical and non-surgical options.