If you have round, chubby, or chubby cheeks, you may be overly embarrassed about your facial appearance. Some people are happy with the layer of fat above the cheekbones, but if the fat extends to the lower cheeks and jaw, it can put a strain on your self-esteem.
Fortunately, there are several options available to streamline facial features and create a more defined and sculpted look. Buccal Buccal Fat Removal
fat removal procedures help reduce the size of the cheeks by removing excess fatty tissue. This creates a more defined face and can even boost your self-esteem.
Here is a close look at the advantages and disadvantages of buccal fat removal procedures:
How buccal fat removal works
Buccal fat removal procedures are typically done in a cosmetic surgeon’s office or outpatient center and can be completed in under an hour. You will receive local anesthesia to reduce the sensation of pain because the surgeon will create a long incision between the cheek and the gums. The surgeon removes the fat by gently applying pressure under the cheekbone; the fat protrudes through thev incision and he or she can then remove it with forceps. If there is an excessive amount of fat around the jaw, the surgeon may also use mini-liposuction to extract the fat from the tissue.
After removing the appropriate amount of fat, the surgeon closes the incisions and wraps the face with bandages. You will have a scar at the incision site, but it will heal within a few weeks and months and become less noticeable.
Main benefits of buccal fat removal
Buccal fat removal can be a viable alternative to facial liposuction and, in some cases, offers extraordinary results. While some people may reduce the size of their cheeks by losing weight, others don’t see a noticeable change in their facial appearance after weight loss because fatty tissue has become a stubborn deposit that is trapped under the skin. Removal of buccal fat offers benefits for:
People who are medium weight and want a more contoured look
Improve appearance without extensive surgery
Creating a more sculpted and defined look
Create a more mature look
Drawbacks of Buccal Fat Removal
While buccal fat removal procedures offer several benefits, there are some risks and side effects involved with the surgery. These include:
Risk of excessive scarring
Risk of infection (common to any type of surgery)
Unbalanced Appearance: If the surgeon removes too much or too little fat, the face can appear unbalanced
Risk of damage to surrounding tissues: This risk increases if the surgeon uses facial liposuction as part of the procedure
Slow Healing Time: Depending on the type of incision created, you may be left with a noticeable scar for several weeks and months after surgery