Defined cheekbones are considered to be a desirable facial characteristic. However, many men and women have a perpetually soft ‘baby face’ that can give the impression of a chubby appearance. This is usually a hereditary condition and it is impossible to achieve a leaner appearance with exercise and diet.
Buccal Fat Removal VS. Cheek Resculpting
Many patients wonder what the difference is between buccal fat removal and cheek sculpting. In a cheek sculpting procedure, the surgeon will create an incision on either side of the inner lip. The bone will then be pushed inward or shaved down in order to create a new facial appearance. This procedure creates a more proportionate facial appearance and yields a permanent outcome. The goal of cheek sculpting surgery is not to dramatically change the patient’s appearance, but rather to achieve a balance that they are happy with. Fat removal buccal plastic surgery, on the other, simply aims to remove the buccal fat pad that leads to chubby cheeks and often a child-like facial appearance. The technique for buccal fat removal entails creating incisions inside the cheeks, through which excess fat is removed. The goal of buccal fat removal plastic surgery is to achieve a more mature-looking, chiseled facial appearance.