About buccal fat reduction
The buccal fat pad is within the cheeks, specifically around the lower cheekbone area. This pad of fat contributes to the fullness and roundness of the cheeks, affecting the overall shape of your face. Various factors can influence the appearance of buccal fat, impacting your facial features such as:
- Body weight
As we age, changes in the volume of buccal fat may lead some individuals to desire a more contoured or slimmed-down appearance. Buccal fat reduction, also known as buccal lipectomy or cheek reduction, is a cosmetic procedure designed to reduce the volume of buccal fat. This surgical intervention enhances facial contours, creating a more defined and balanced look while highlighting the cheekbones and achieving a slimmer facial shape.