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Buccal fat removal in Austin surgically eliminates unwanted fullness in the cheeks. The buccal fat pad is a deep fat pad in the middle of each cheek. It is found between the facial muscles in the hollow area under your cheekbones. Everyone has these pads, but the size can differ greatly from one person to the next.
If you have a round, full face or “chubby cheeks” and would prefer slimmer facial contours, contact us to learn more about buccal fat removal in Austin. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Scott Haydon, has the expertise and skill to help you attain your desired look.
Buccal fat removal is also known as buccal lipectomy or cheek reduction surgery. This plastic surgery procedure involves the removal of the buccal fat pads in your cheeks. The surgery may be performed alone or in conjunction with other procedures such as rhinoplasty, facelift, lip augmentation, or chin implants.
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:
Buccal fat removal is not recommended if:
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.
Buccal fat removal surgery includes the following: