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Buccal Fat Pad Removal Beverly Hills FAQs

What is Buccal Fat Removal and Why is it Popular Among Men?

Buccal Fat Removal is a surgical procedure designed to reduce the prominence of the cheeks by excising the buccal fat pads. For many men, a defined jawline and sculpted cheeks represent masculinity, strength, and vigor. This procedure provides a means to achieve those sharper contours and reduce the appearance of chubby or "baby" cheeks. In an era where men are becoming increasingly conscious of their aesthetic appearance, buccal fat removal stands out as an effective way to align facial features with contemporary ideals of male attractiveness. It's like achieving the chiseled look of a fitness photoshoot without needing to flex your facial muscles.

Is buccal fat pad removal painful?

Buccal fat pad removal is a soft tissue procedure performed under local anesthesia. Therefore, pain or discomfort is very mild. The surgeon will prescribe pain medication post-surgery to ensure patient comfort during recovery.

Is buccal fat pad removal worth it?

Yes! Many patients experience a boost in confidence and a slimmer facial profile after Buccal Fat Pad Removal. Over 91% of patients report high satisfaction with their surgical results.

What are the side effects of Buccal fat removal?

Potential side effects of buccal fat removal include bleeding, infection, asymmetry, hematoma, numbness, swelling, seroma, and pain. Over time, some people experience an overly thin appearance as they age. However, an experienced surgeon will recommend other facial contouring options if you do not have a significant amount of fat in the cheek area.

Why do you remove buccal fat?

The main objective of buccal fat removal is to contour the cheek area for an aesthetic facial profile. A naturally soft and filled-out face is considered youthful, but some believe their face is too full, opting for cheek reduction. Your surgeon will advise you on the proper action to achieve your desired results.

Can the buccal fat pad come back?

Buccal fat removal is a permanent solution for full cheek reduction. The buccal fat pad will not grow back once removed. Gaining weight will not cause buccal fat to grow back; however, it may mask the results of your surgery.

What age do you start losing buccal fat?

Buccal fat increases significantly between ages 10-20 and slowly decreases around age 50. The exact age varies from person to person. Some people may lose fat later than 50, while others may notice a decrease in their 30s. Precise timing depends primarily on lifestyle and genetic variations.

Can you be awake during buccal fat removal?

Buccal Pad pad surgery has two anesthetic options. If Buccal Fat Reduction is your only treatment, you will receive local anesthesia and remain awake but experience no pain. For combination procedures (for example, tummy tuck or breast augmentation), you may receive general anesthesia. In that case, you will be asleep for the entire procedure.

Will my face sag after buccal fat removal?

Removing your buccal fat will not cause your face to sag. That is a total myth. Buccal fat pad removal may cause the face to appear more hollow in your 50s, 60s, and above. It is best to locate a highly experienced plastic surgeon to ensure no adverse long-term effects manifest over time.

Why is buccal fat removal so popular?

Buccal Fat Pad Removal is a trending procedure due to the slimming, sculpted, and increased definition of the facial profile experienced post-procedure. The procedure eliminates the natural fat pad in the hollows of the cheeks to convert a full appearance to a well-defined look with enhanced facial symmetry. Basically, the look you get when you contour your face with makeup becomes permanent.

Which celebrities had buccal fat removal?

Buccal fat removal is a facial contouring procedure that eliminates fat pads from the cheeks to give a slimmer and more defined appearance. Chrissy Teigen has admitted to having undergone the process. Other celebrities rumored on social media to have had buccal fat removal include Zoe Kravitz, Sophie Turner, Bella Hadid, and Lea Michele, but we have not treated these individuals and do not claim to know what they have had done.
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