What Is Buccal Fat Removal?
Buccal fat removal is a cosmetic surgery procedure recommended for people who, despite heavy diet and exercise, cannot get rid of their chubby cheeks.
Also known as bichectomy, cheek reduction surgery, buccal lipectomy, and Hollywood Cheeks, the procedure creates a more contoured facial appearance by removing excess fat pads (buccal fat pads) from the cheek area.
The buccal fat pad is a rounded mass of fatty tissue responsible for your cheek’s appearance. It is located between facial muscles, in the hollow area beneath your cheekbone, and front of your ears.
This area is susceptible to accumulating fatty tissue. Hence, it is responsible for the appearance of “chipmunk cheeks,” which could result from weight gain, genetics, or simply ageing.
The size of your buccal fat pads can greatly impact your face shape. For example, if you have large buccal fat pads, your face could look too round or full.
This excess fatty tissue may also cause jowls or drooping skin on the neck and jawline. Hence, the impact of overly full cheekbones goes beyond the mid-face area.
So buccal fat removal is an effective and safe procedure that aims to improve your cheekbones’ contours by strategically reducing the fat volume in the hollow part of your cheeks.
In men, the reduction of facial cheek volume translates into a chiseled jawline and cheeks. On the other hand, women aim for a delicately sculpted and slender facial contour.
Also, surgery that removes the buccal fat can help improve the facial appearance by eliminating any asymmetry.
It is important to note that the size of the buccal fat pads can differ on each side of the cheeks in the same patient.
Is Buccal Fat Removal Permanent?
If the entire buccal fat pad is removed, it is permanent. Once the fat is removed from your cheeks, it does not come back.
If your surgeon removes it partially, or other fat removal methods have been used in the lower cheek, the buccal fat may return if you put on weight.
Important fluctuations in weight may affect the appearance of the results over time!
The same applies to the natural ageing process. It can cause volume loss, fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin.
How Much Does a Buccal Fat Removal Cost?
The price of a Buccal Fat Removal surgery is 1,320 euros (approximate cost).
Since we know that cost is important, we welcome you to visit our facilities for a free, no-obligation visit. You’ll have time to consult with the plastic surgeon, ask questions, and talk about any concerns. We’ll identify the best solution and the best price for you.
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