The buccal fat pad removal or also known as cheek reduction, is a cosmetic procedure where fat pads between your facial muscles in the hollow area beneath each of your cheek bones is removed during a minor surgery. Everyone has buccal fat pads, but their size and shape differ based on each individual’s genetic makeup.
If you do not feel comfortable with the look of your face around the cheekbone area, please contact us directly at Natural Results Plastic Surgery where Dr. Mata, a.k.a. Dr. Scottsdale® is able to provide an evaluation of your case and correct it with a minor cosmetic surgical procedure as needed. The goal of this procedure is to provide a more contoured and sculpted cheeks.
An ideal candidate is a patient with the following characteristics:
Rounder face and dislike of the fullness of your cheeks.
Procedure can be performed on both, men and women patients.
Patients who have a thin or narrow face structure might not be a good candidate for this procedure.
By setting up your consult with us, Dr. Mata, Harvard-trained board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Scottsdale, AZ will be able to evaluate your individual case and provide advice as to how to proceed.
After the procedure is completed, there will be swelling for a couple of days/weeks as the tissues inside the mouth fully recover. It could take four to six weeks to completely heal from this procedure.
You will start seeing results within one to two weeks after the procedure is completed and once the swelling begins to subside. For full results it could take anywhere from two to four months to appreciate the final look. Overall, you can expect to see naturally defined cheeks with a slimmer facial appearance. Results are permanent once the procedure is completed.