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Why do People have Chubby Cheeks?

The buccal fat pads are naturally occurring deposits of cheek fat that cushion the jaw and lower face. While they begin to disappear during puberty, an excessive amount of cheek fat can result in a full or rounded appearance of the face, commonly termed “chipmunk cheeks”. Unfortunately, the buccal fat pads are refractory to diet and exercise. To achieve a naturally slender and lifted cheek contour, excessive cheek fat must be surgically removed.

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What is the Best Age for Buccal Fat Removal? 

Buccal fat removal, or a cheek fat reduction, is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat from the cheeks to create a slimmer appearance and balanced facial shape. Precise contouring through small incisions within the mouth not only improves cheek definition but also highlights the beauty of the cheekbones and jawline. As the buccal fat pads are variable in size, it is important to determine the correct amount of cheek fat to remove for the ultimate enhancement of facial contour and shape. Ideal candidates are those with full, rounded cheeks due to genetics and/or weight gain. When performed by Dr. Givens, our top board-certified female facial plastic surgeon in Austin, buccal fat removal improves visible signs of aging and redefines the contours of the face to provide results that last for decades.

        The Benefits of Buccal Fat Removal

Issues Addressed with Buccal Fat Removal

  • A round, undefined facial shape
  • Full “chubby” cheeks
  • Excess cheek fat

Benefits Achieved with Buccal Fat Removal

  • A well-defined, balanced facial contour
  • Slimmed, proportional cheeks
  • No external or visible scars
  • Long-lasting results
  • Restored self-confidence

Why Choose Dr. Givens for Buccal Fat Removal in Austin?

The goal of buccal fat surgery is to define the cheek contour and highlight the cheekbones and jawline. To achieve this level of facial balance, it is crucial to select a board certified surgeon whom you trust to enhance your natural facial beauty and create a refined, elegant result. Dr. Givens focuses exclusively on facial plastic surgery and has achieved a reputation for excellence throughout her education and career. A buccal fat reduction may be the easiest, fastest, and most effective way to enhance your look. 

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FAQ

DOES BUCCAL FAT COME BACK ONCE REMOVED?

Buccal fat removal is a PERMANENT solution to cheek contouring and establishing facial harmony. In general, once fat cells are removed, they cannot return in the area of treatment.

WILL I HAVE VISIBLE SCARS AFTER BUCCAL FAT REMOVAL?

No! Only two small incisions are made inside the mouth. As a result, there is no visible scarring.

DO DERMAL FILLERS ENHANCE THE RESULTS OF BUCCAL FAT REMOVAL?

While buccal fat reduction dramatically improves the cheek contour, some patients may choose to have dermal filler injections of the cheeks and jawline to enhance their results. Restoring facial volume to create and define a more sculpted appearance is a wonderful complement cheek reduction surgery and should be discussed with Dr. Givens during your personal consultation.

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