Buccal fat pad removal, also known as cheek reduction surgery, is a cosmetic procedure that involves the removal of excess fat pads in the cheeks. The buccal fat pads are located in the lower part of the cheeks, and their removal can help create a more sculpted and contoured facial appearance.
During the procedure, small incisions are made on the inside of the mouth, allowing the surgeon to access and remove the buccal fat pads. The amount of fat removed will depend on the individual’s desired outcome and facial structure. By reducing the volume of the buccal fat pads, the procedure can help achieve a slimmer and more defined facial contour.
Buccal fat pad removal is typically performed on individuals who have naturally round or chubby cheeks and desire a more angular or sculpted look. It is important to consult with a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon to determine if you are a suitable candidate for the procedure and to discuss your specific goals and expectations.
While buccal fat pad removal can provide long-lasting results, it is essential to keep in mind that the natural aging process and lifestyle factors can affect the appearance of the face over time. Dr Turner, and our team of professionals will provide you with detailed pre- and post-operative instructions to ensure a smooth recovery and optimal outcome.
Buccal fat pad removal can provide long-lasting results; however, it is important to understand that the aging process and individual factors can still affect the appearance of the face over time. When the buccal fat pads are removed, the reduction in volume and slimmer facial contour achieved through the procedure are generally considered permanent. The removed fat pads do not grow back, so the immediate change in facial appearance can be long-lasting.
It is worth noting that the aging process, weight fluctuations, and other factors can still impact the overall look of the face. Over time, natural changes in facial fat distribution and skin elasticity may occur, potentially affecting the results of the buccal fat pad removal. However, these changes are generally gradual and may not fully reverse the initial improvement achieved through the procedure.
To maintain the results and promote overall facial rejuvenation, it is essential to follow a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet, regular exercise, and skincare routine. Additionally, periodic consultations with Dr Turner, or one of our cosmetic professionals, will help to assess any changes and determine if further treatments or adjustments are necessary to maintain your desired facial appearance.
During your consultation, Dr Turner will discuss your goals, and provide an in-depth explanation of your desired surgery and what that means for you. He can also discuss different surgical techniques, benefits, and risks of procedures available.
Most importantly, however, this is the time for you to have all of your questions answered and to be completely listened to and understood by your surgeon. We ask that you please come prepared with any questions you may have for Dr Turner, and look forward to discussing your individualised plan.
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