Facelift expert explores the Buccal fat removal potential
Cheek reduction is a rather popular cosmetic procedures nowadays because the fat volume of the buccal area hides the jawline and natural facial structure. So people with these characteristiscs are usually considering the option of a cosmetic procedure that will reduce the volume of the lower cheek area. An expert in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Matthew White, MD, suggests that buccal fat removal surgery is a procedure that brings really nice cheek reduction effect, creating good facial proportions.
The surgeon describes buccal fat as triangular gathering of fat tissue that lies between the underneath of the cheekbon to the back corner of the mouth. Dr. White also notices that the volume of buccal fat is mostly genetically determined so it is not connected with weight fluctuations. Thus no fat-loss diets may help in reducing these fat storages. This is why surgery is most of the times the most effective option to reduce it. The doctor also notices that most of the patients that opt for this treatment are people of Asian descent as well as people that desire a more v-shaped facial contour.
As for the procedure, it involves incisions inside the mouth so now surgical scars are visible. The recovery period is rather short (in a matter of two weeks both the incisions and the swelling are healed. The doctor reports that the patients are satisfied with the cosmetic results so there is no need to combine with another procedure like chin/neck liposuction.
What do we think about the previously mentioned? Yes, it seems buccal removal seems to be a rather effective option, but we need to highlight that such cosmetic treatments aren’t necessary unless a patient faces a really extreme issue. Of course the decision is always yours.