Buccal Fat Extraction
Buccal fat extraction, also known as cheek reduction surgery, is a cosmetic procedure that involves removing the buccal fat pads from the cheeks to create a more sculpted, slimmer appearance. The buccal fat pads are pockets of fat located in the lower cheeks, and their removal can enhance the contours of the cheekbones and jawline.
The procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis using local anesthesia, and involves making a small incision inside the mouth to access the buccal fat pads. The fat is then carefully removed and the incision is closed with dissolvable stitches.
Buccal fat extraction is often recommended for individuals who have a round or chubby face, or who have excess fat in the lower cheeks that cannot be reduced through diet and exercise. It can also be performed in combination with other cosmetic procedures such as a facelift or neck lift for a more comprehensive rejuvenation.
As with any surgical procedure, there are risks and potential complications associated with buccal fat extraction, such as infection, bleeding, and asymmetry. It is important to consult with a qualified and experienced cosmetic surgeon to determine if buccal fat extraction is right for you, and to discuss the potential benefits and risks of the procedure.