Buccal fat pad removal, also known as buccal lipectomy or cheek reduction surgery, involves the removal of deep fat from the buccal pad with an incision inside the mouth to slim the cheeks. The buccal fat pad is a mass of fat located in the middle of the cheek, between the facial muscles. It plays an important role in muscle support and essential facial volume.
Whereas Facial Liposuction involves the removal of superficial facial fat from areas such as jowls, cheeks, chin, and upper neck. Not only does it help to reduce excess fat from these areas, but it also allows a skilled doctor to sculpt and re-create a more defined jawline and chin.
Best of all, facial Liposuction, if done in a specific way, helps to lift and tighten facial skin. Therefore, Facial Liposuction is suitable for patients who wish to look slimmer, achieve skin tightening and a more defined jawline and chin.
Facial fat volume and distribution are essential in sustaining facial contours and youthfulness. Losing and removing too much facial fat or losing fat in the wrong areas would make one look less youthful and rejuvenated. One of the main complications of buccal fat removal is that when too much fat pad is removed, it leads to the hollowing of facial tissues.
Facial Liposuction is a more suitable sculpting procedure as it can effectively remove excess facial fat pockets while lifting the lower face resulting in a well-defined and slimmer jawline.