If you think you have “chipmunk cheeks” or cheek fullness, you might be interested in a bichetomy or buccal fat pad removal procedure. To learn more about this procedure or to schedule a consultation, call Invictus Modern Dentistry & Facial Spa. Our doctors near you can help you to feel more comfortable in your skin.
A bichetomy or buccal fat pad removal procedure is used to reduce chubbiness in the lower cheeks. If you have been told that you have a babyface, you might benefit from this procedure.
Inside each of your cheeks, you have a buccal fat pad below the muscle. A buccal lipectomy or cheek augmentation works by removing part of the fat pad. A small incision is made inside the back of your mouth so the fat can be removed. Then, it’s sutured closed so it can heal. The surgery is short and can sometimes be done in 30 minutes.
Because the cut is made inside your mouth, you won’t be left with any scars on your face. After the procedure, recovery is minimal. You may experience swelling for a couple of weeks. After the swelling goes down, you will begin to notice that your face looks thinner.
One of the main benefits of the procedure is a more prominent jaw and skinnier face. Along with improving your appearance, the procedure can also help with cheek biting because a bichetomy or buccal fat pad removal helps with excess facial fat. If you have excess facial fat, you are more likely to bite the insides of your cheeks.
You will be left with a more slender, sculpted face. You can talk to our doctors about what your results might look like. If you are wondering if this procedure is right for you or if you will benefit from it, talk to our doctors. We can help you find the right procedure for your needs so you can feel more confident in your appearance.
Invictus Modern Dentistry & Facial Spa can provide buccal fat pad removal treatment near you. Give our doctors in Carlsbad, CA, a call if you would like to learn more.