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Buccal Fat Pad Removal Slims Chubby Cheeks

Posted March 25, 2015 in Buccal Fat Pad Removal

If you are tired of people telling you that you have “such a baby face” because of your chubby cheeks, but think that there is no solution, think again! Dr. Humberto Palladino offers buccal fat pad removal to slim down your facial contours. Fat cheeks are not something you have to live with for the rest of your life.

Chubby cheeks are most often caused by the buccal fat pads, which are small masses on either side of your cheekbones right below the cheekbones. The buccal fat pads are about the same size as a golf ball and can make your face look fatter than it really is, especially if you have a moderate to slender build. Of course, these are often an inherited feature of your face, so you can blame those plump cheeks on your DNA.

Dr. Humberto Palladino is a board-certified plastic surgeon in South Florida who specializes in all types of facial corrective surgical procedures, including the lesser-known buccal fat pad removals. If you are not sure whether or not this is the best option for you, Dr. Palladino can guide you and explain all the details this surgery entails and show you before and after photos so you can see the amazing results his patients are feeling proud of. These before and after pictures, will help making your decision of whether or not to get buccal fat pad removal easier to decide.

The extraction is done right in our plastic surgery office as an outpatient visit. Our friendly staff will give you all of the pre-operative details, such as a checklist of what to expect on the day of your surgery. This is a quick and simple procedure that can be performed under local anesthesia and/or oral medication.

Some people also combine buccal fat pad removal with other facial plastic surgical procedures. You could get a blepharoplasty (eyelid lift), rhinoplasty (nose job) or lip augmentation, if you wish. We also have many non-invasive procedures for the face, including lasers, fillers, and broadband light technology (BBL). Depending on your cosmetic goals and desired outcome, it can be beneficial to do these facial surgeries all together, rather than scheduling separate visits.

Both men and women can choose a buccal fat pad removal, as the chubby cheek syndrome is not gender-specific. Give us a call at (866) 624-7874 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Palladino and find out if this unique facial procedure is a good fit for you.

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