Buccal Fat Pad Removal
The result is different among people.
V-shape face by Buccal fat pad removal
Buccal fat pad removal is used to remove the fat in the lower part of the cheeks to give a more sculpted look. The surgery is performed under local anesthetic in the procedure room and takes about 1 hour. The contour of the lower face is improved by removing the fat in the cheek that is not possible to lose through normal diet and exercise. This surgery gives the appearance of higher cheek bones and a more chiseled face.
Buccal Fat Pad Removal Procedure
Buccal fat pad removal is performed through a small incision inside the mouth. This is typically performed under local anesthesia with medications to reduce anxiety and pain. If the patient desires, it can be performed under general anesthesia, although this is seldom necessary. The buccal fat is about the size of a golf ball or ping-pong ball. Buccal fat removal can be done in conjunction with other procedures to further enhance the facial contour. The location of buccal fat deep within the face prevents its removal with liposuction.