Remove unwanted excess facial fat to achieve sleek, sculpted features with a buccal fat reduction procedure performed by board-certified surgeon, Dr. Scott Haydon.
Am I a good candidate for buccal fat removal?
A consultation with Dr. Haydon is the best way to determine if you are a good candidate for cheek reduction surgery. In general, buccal fat removal is an option for patients who are at a healthy weight, do not smoke, and want to reduce the fullness of their cheeks. Common reasons for buccal fat removal surgery include:
- Disliking the appearance of fuller cheeks
- Treating pseudoherniation, which causes a small round fat mass in the cheek due to weak buccal fat pads
Buccal fat removal is not recommended if:
- You have a naturally thin face, as there is a chance that the surgery may cause sunken cheeks as you age.
- You are at an age when facial fat loss is common. Buccal fat removal in older people may exaggerate other signs of facial aging.
If you are not a good candidate for buccal fat removal, Dr. Haydon can recommend alternative treatment options to help you achieve the facial profile you want.