Buccal Fat Removal
Buccal fat pads, located in the lower part of both cheeks, can occasionally be quite prominent. In some people, they contribute to overly rounded cheeks, commonly known as “chipmunk cheeks.” Sometimes, this is as a result of being overweight but often it can be related to genetic inheritance. They can make a person look chubby even though they may have a thin body.
Most people opt for buccal fat removal because they cannot reduce the size of their cheeks by simply losing weight. For these patients, surgical removal of the buccal fat pads can result in an improved cheek contour and a slimmer facial appearance.