Who is a Good Candidate for Buccal Fat Pad Removal?

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Buccal fat pad removal is a cosmetic procedure designed to sculpt the face by reducing fullness in the cheeks. Wondering if you’re a suitable candidate? Let’s discuss the factors that determine candidacy for this surgery.

What is Buccal Fat Pad Removal?

Buccal fat pad removal, commonly known as cheek reduction surgery, is the removal of fat pads from the cheeks to achieve a more defined and sculpted facial structure. People frequently seek this operation when they believe their cheeks are too round or full, despite maintaining a healthy weight.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Buccal Fat Pad Removal?

Are you considering buccal fat pad removal but wondering if it’s the right choice for you? Let’s see who is the best fit for this procedure.

  • Persistent Cheek Fullness: If your cheeks remain disproportionately full or chubby despite weight loss or aging, buccal fat pad removal may be an option.
  • Good Overall Health: Candidates should generally be in good health, free from any conditions that may impair healing or increase surgical risks.
  • Face Shape: Patients with round, fuller faces who dislike the fullness of their cheeks are often good candidates.
  • Pseudoherniation: If you have a small rounded fat mass in your cheek due to a weak buccal fat pad, you may benefit from this procedure.
  • Realistic Expectations: It’s essential to have realistic expectations about the surgery’s outcome. While buccal fat pad removal can enhance facial contours, it’s not a solution for every aesthetic concern.
  • Non-Smokers: Smoking interferes with the body’s healing process, so doctors typically advise candidates to quit smoking before and after surgery.

The Procedure

Before the surgery, you’ll discuss your expectations, medical history, and medications with your plastic surgeon, who will analyze your face and recommend the best course of action.

During the surgery, the buccal fat pads are removed, resulting in a slimmer appearance of the face. Recovery and risks vary, so consult with a qualified plastic surgeon to determine if buccal fat removal is right for you.

Schedule a Buccal Fat Pad Removal Consultation in Austin, TX

Ready to explore buccal fat pad removal to solve your cheek fullness concerns? Contact the practice of Dr. Andrew Trussler in Austin, TX, at 512-450-1077 today to schedule your consultation. Together, we can determine how to best achieve your desired facial structure, so you love how you look and regain your confidence.

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