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Why More People Are Getting Buccal Fat Pad Removal

Why More People Are Getting Buccal Fat Pad Removal


As access to plastic surgery is on the rise, more and more people are interested in changing aspects of their appearance that they don’t like. Instagram introduced a fascination for angular faces and sharp features which drove many to receive procedures like the buccal fat pad removal to further refine the look of their face. 

What is Buccal Fat Pad Removal?

Buccal fat pad removal is the removal of fat on the cheeks and in the hollows of the cheeks. Everyone is born with different facial features and some people are born with especially large or full cheeks. While this assists in making the face appear younger, some people don’t like the size or appearance of their cheek fat. The buccal fat pad removal is perfect for those who want to thin out their cheeks and create a more defined and angular appearance.

Benefits of Buccal Fat Pad Removal

There are many benefits that come along with getting a buccal fat pad removal other than refining your natural facial features. Some of the other benefits associated with a buccal fat pad removal include:

  • Improved confidence 
  • Minimal bruising
  • Short recovery period
  • No scars 

The procedure is fairly simple and tends to be quick. It can also be done in conjunction with a number of other facial plastic surgery procedures. 

What The Procedure is Like?

If you choose to go through with this procedure, you should be directed by a doctor on how to arrive at your procedure on the day of. Once you arrive to the office or surgical center, you will check-in and be taken back for your surgery. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your procedure, you can expect it to go like this:

  • You will be put under anesthesia- If you are only doing the buccal fat pad removal you can expect to be placed under local anesthesia, however, if you are doing this procedure along with others at the same time you may be put under general anesthesia. 
  • Your surgeon will carefully expose the buccal fat pad- After the fat pad is exposed, your surgeon will cut and remove the necessary fat in the area and dispose of it. 
  • They will close the opening- After the fat is removed, your surgeon will use dissolvable stitches to close up the wound and the surgery will be complete. 

If you have any concerns about the procedure it is best to voice them to your doctor before the procedure takes place so that they can postpone the procedure in order to address your concerns.

Who is an Ideal Candidate?

An ideal candidate for this procedure is someone who has full cheeks and would like to remove excess fat from their face. The candidate should be physically and mentally healthy with realistic expectations about the procedure and what can be done. 

Contact Us

If you are interested in getting a buccal fat pad removal or are interested in any other forms of facial plastic surgery procedures, contact the experts at Chantilly Cosmetic Surgery. You can call us at 703-832- 4098 or book an appointment on our website here

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