Chubby cheeks are considered to be cute when you're a child, but when they persist into adulthood, they can often become a source of self-consciousness. On an adult, chubby cheeks can give your face a rounder appearance, making you look heavier than you actually are.
Most people lose this chubbiness in the cheek region as they move through adolescence and into adulthood. However, due to genetic predisposition, some people never lose these chubby cheeks. Fortunately, Dr. Kutty can perform a buccal fat pad removal procedure in order to eliminate chubby cheeks and help you achieve a more sculpted facial appearance.
You can find out if this facial plastic surgery procedure is right for you and receive individualized treatment recommendations by speaking with Dr. Kutty in person. Please call 281-241-1041 today to schedule a consultation. Our office serves patients in the Houston area.
What are Buccal Fat Pads?
Buccal fat pads are small masses of fat that sit within the cheek and create facial roundness in certain people. These fat pads exist in everyone, but they appear much more pronounced in some people than in others. This can cause you to look heavier, and it can also create the appearance of a double chin.
You can achieve a narrower, more angular contour to your face with a buccal fat pad removal procedure. The facial contouring is even more dramatic when this procedure is coupled with liposuction of the double chin, which will add definition to your jaw line.
Am I a Candidate for Buccal Fat Pad Removal?
Most people who want to improve the contour of their face are great candidates for buccal fat pad removal. Removal of these fat pads narrows the face predictably, enabling Dr. Kutty to consistently achieve beautiful, natural looking results.
In general, buccal fat pad removal is an excellent option to achieve the following aesthetic goals:
- Eliminate the appearance of chubby cheeks or a fat, rounded face
- Create prominent high cheek bones
As with all plastic surgery procedures, you should be in good general health and have realistic expectations for the outcome of your procedure.
Your Buccal Fat Pad Removal Procedure
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. Since the incision is hidden inside the cheek, there will be no visible scarring.
Recovery after buccal fat pad removal usually takes about 7-10 days. You will experience some minor swelling which typically resolves in a few days. You should start seeing the final results and a newly sculpted facial appearance within a few weeks.
Contact our Houston Plastic Surgeon
Please contact Luxe Plastic Surgery using the form on this page or call 281-241-1041 today to schedule your buccal fat pad removal consultation. We serve patients in Houston, Sugar Land, Katy and the surrounding areas of Texas.