The “buccal fat pad” is a natural pad of fat located between your facial muscles, found in the hollow beneath your cheekbones. In some cases, the fat pad is large enough that it obscures the cheekbones and gives the face a rounder, more childlike look. Removing the buccal fat pad slims the facial look, giving it a more V-shaped, structured look, rather than round or childlike in shape.
Facial resculpting procedures and buccal fat removal
Dr. Balinger performs an array of facial reshaping procedures, including buccal fat pad removal. You have access to a full range of facial enhancement procedures when under his care and can trust that you will be treated with kindness, respect, and honesty. If buccal fat removal is ideal for you, he will recommend this fast, effective surgery. The procedure involves placing incisions within your cheeks to remove the fat pad and does not leave any visible scars.