A tapered, V-shaped face is universally considered to be balanced and beautiful. When the buccal fat pads in the cheeks are too prominent, it can create a rounded aesthetic that many patients find undesirable. Buccal fat reduction helps to slim the facial contours, providing enhanced definition and balance.
What is Buccal Fat Reduction?
Buccal fat reduction helps reshape the cheeks for a slimmer, more chiseled jawline. Enlarged buccal fat pads are typically due to genetics, but they can also occur due to weight gain. When “chipmunk cheeks” or a “babyface” persist into adulthood, a buccal lipectomy can help restore balance and self-confidence by contouring and reshaping the facial curves.