Buccal fat pad removal

Buccal fat are pads of fat that augment the lower part of the cheeks. These “chubby cheeks,” or “chipmunk cheeks,” can result from a variety of conditions. Overweight is one condition, while a genetic predisposition can also cause one to have round cheeks. Buccal fat removal, also called cheek reduction surgery, offers a solution to those who want to reduce the size of their cheeks. Removal of these fat pads can slim the cheeks and contour the face. This can help people achieve a more chiseled and hollowed look

It is a relatively simple procedure, small incisions are made inside the mouth to remove the buccal fat pads, and then sutured.  There is no visible scarring from this procedure as the incisions are inside the mouth.