Am I a Good Candidate for a Buccal Fat Pad Reduction?

There’s only so much contouring we can do with makeup, and sometimes we want a more defined, angular look without using products to achieve the look. A buccal fat pad reduction can help add definition to your face, leaving you looking glamorous 24/7.

Keep reading to learn more about this procedure, and contact our team at Luxe Plastic Surgery today to set up your consultation.

What is Cheek Removal Surgery?

While rounder cheeks are an adorable feature when we’re younger, most patients agree that they’d like to define their face as they age. Face surgeries are designed to restore your youthful appearance while giving you a sleek look — which is just what the buccal fat pad reduction achieves.

Buccal fat pads are small masses that sit on the cheekbone. Also known as a buccal lipectomy or cheek reduction surgery, a buccal fat pad reduction removes fat near the cheek area to produce a thinner, angular look.

At Luxe Plastic Surgery, Dr. Kutty typically performs this procedure as a combined procedure, which means a buccal fat pad could also be performed alongside other forms of plastic surgery such as:

  • Facelift
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Chin implants
  • Lip augmentation
  • Botox injection

What Can I Expect During Surgery?

Buccal fat pad removal is performed on an outpatient basis using local anesthesia. Dr. Kutty will make an incision inside the cheek in order to remove the fat pads. The entire procedure can be completed in about 20 minutes.

Ideal Candidates for Cheek Reduction Surgery

Cheek reduction surgery is meant for patients who have a round, fuller face who dislike the appearance of their cheeks. Additionally, patients who have pseudoherniation (small rounded fat mass in the cheek due to weak buccal fat pad) are eligible for this procedure.

As with other forms of plastic surgery, ideal candidates for facial surgery include patients who are:

  • Non-smokers.
  • In good physical health.
  • At a healthy weight.
  • Have a round, fuller face.
  • Are seeking facial feminization surgery.
  • Have realistic expectations for their procedure.

Patients who have a narrow face are not typically good candidates for this procedure. It’s important to consult with your plastic surgeon to go over your health before deciding to have this procedure done.

Cheek Reduction Surgery in Sugar Land

Ready to get the appearance of your dreams? Please contact Luxe Plastic Surgery using our online form or call (281) 313-0551 today to schedule your buccal fat pad removal consultation. We serve patients in Houston, Sugar Land, Katy, and the surrounding areas of Texas.