Cheek and Facial Recontouring with Buccal Fat Reduction
The goal of facial recontouring techniques is often to achieve more balanced, ideal proportions and enhance symmetry. For individuals with unwanted fullness in the lower third of the face, buccal fat reduction can be an effective way to gain improvement in facial shape. Reduction of buccal fat can narrow lower facial contours, define the natural structure of the jaw line, and create a more enhanced facial appearance. Men and women with square or rounded faces can achieve a more sculpted, V-shaped lower facial shape.
Facial plastic surgeon Matthew White, MD is highly skilled in all aspects of cosmetic facial enhancement and often performs cheek reduction procedures by sculpting and reducing the appearance of buccal fat. During a consultation, Dr. White thoroughly evaluates the face and determines which procedures or treatments are most appropriate for achieving the patient’s goals. If he sees that excess volume is caused by disproportionately sized buccal fat pads, he will likely suggest surgery to resculpt them and reduce their prominence. The procedure is relatively quick, and there is no visible scarring due to the fact that contouring of the fat occurs through small incisions made on the inside of the mouth. Cheek reduction may also be combined with other treatments to provide a more comprehensive facial enhancement.