Frank Agullo, MDBoard Certified Plastic Surgeon

How to Lose Chubby Cheeks

Category: Buccal Fat Pad Removal

How to Lose Chubby Cheeks

Buccal Fat Pad Removal by Dr. AgulloPuffy, chubby cheeks can give you a perpetual baby face. Others around you may not take you seriously or may perceive you as overweight simply because of your rounder facial profile. If you’re self-conscious about the appearance of your cheeks, buccal fat pad removal can give you slimmer cheeks. This simple procedure to remove the fatty tissue inside your cheeks can help you look more like an adult and may even make it look as though you’ve lost weight.

The Challenges of Chubby Cheeks

Both of your cheeks have a natural collection of fatty tissue that is called a “buccal fat pad.” In some faces, the buccal fat pads are more pronounced than in other faces. Depending on your facial structure, this may cause the cheeks to appear rounder and fuller in some people compared to others. Your cheeks may continue to appear chubby even if you lose weight or if you’ve maintained a healthy weight your whole life. Unfortunately, social perceptions tend to consider people with chubby cheeks as overweight or younger, and you may find yourself struggling against the perceptions of those around you.

The Buccal Fat Pad Removal Procedure

Buccal fat pad removal is a straightforward procedure that can instantly slim your cheeks. Dr. Agullo will make incisions hidden inside your mouth, through which he will carefully extract the fat pads inside your cheeks. Removing the fat pads requires no external incisions, leaves no scarring, and has only a short recovery time. The result of the procedure is an immediately trimmer face with reduced fullness, the perception of weight loss, and a more defined and sculpted face shape.

The Benefits of Buccal Fat Pad Removal

Buccal fat pad removal creates a noticeably more slender facial appearance. It creates a more balanced look by erasing the roundness that previously made you look more childlike and overweight. Buccal fat pad removal can make it look like you have lost weight recently and is an excellent complement to liposuction or other body contouring procedures. Dr. Agullo can perform this procedure to give you the defined facial contours you desire and eliminate your chubby cheeks for good.

The Jawline: Essentials of a Beautiful Face

A very small percentage—about 5 percent—of American women have a naturally prominent, chiseled jaw. You may see this trait in some of the top most beautiful women in Hollywood, like Jennifer Aniston, Sandra Bullock, and Keira Knightley. While attractiveness is subjective, a strong jawline in women is definitely a coveted feature in our present culture. It evokes a look of power, strength, and confidence in women, which is what many of the best supermodels express. This feature may be so desired because it is such a rarity, but it also has to do with the golden ratio of facial proportions and what many consider to be the basic standard of beauty for centuries.

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What Is The Golden Ratio?

No matter what type of beauty you are personally attracted to, there are certain symmetrical “lines” in the face that always capture attention and please the eye. The golden ratio is a standard mathematical way to measure the proportions of the face, where the distance between certain features of the face compared to other distances of the face equals the ratio of approximately 1.618. The closer the measurements come to the golden ratio, the more balanced the facial features are and the more attractive the person seems to be. When a strong jawline is complemented by strong cheekbones, it forms facial symmetry that falls in line with the golden ratio and defines the main areas of the face and neck.

How Can I Get Strong Jawline Definition?

Dr. Agullo can create stunning facial definition in one procedure with a simple chin implant. Although it is a small implant and a less invasive cosmetic surgery, a chin implant makes a major difference in the appearance of the face and jawline. It creates a sleek, chiseled profile and a stronger appearance to the front of the face. To further define the face, some patients require removal of the buccal fat pad, which creates a hollowness below the cheekbone and above the jawline. BOTOX® Cosmetic injections to the masseters can also help to create a more feminine figure in patients with squared faces. Finally, fat injections to the face can help reinforce the cheekbones.

A similar result can be accomplished when sagging jowls are removed with a facelift or when wrinkles, sagging skin, and a “double chin” are improved with a neck lift. Both procedures create more definition between the face and neck, which is essential to a youthful and healthy appearance.

If you would like to achieve youthful jawline definition with chin implants or the removal of stubborn fat beneath the chin to create a stronger facial appearance, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Agullo. Call (915) 590-7900 or fill out our online contact form for additional information.

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