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At what age will I be able to have buccal fat pad removal?

Your questions answered by our surgeon, Lucian Ion, FRCS(Plast)

Asked on 06 September 2011


I am a 19 year old male at normal body weight and tend to still have puffy cheeks. I know I probably got them from genetics.

My question is, at what age will I be able to get buccal fat pad removal? I feel like if I get the surgery done, it will give me a big boost in my self confidence.


When considering facial sculpting you have to appreciate that there are several possible answers that may give you a satisfactory outcome.

To start with, my approach is to use computer imaging in 3-D and try and understand what it is that you would like to see as an end result, and based on that to determine what type of procedure is more likely to fit the bill.

Based on your description, the main choices would be related to liposuction and buccal fat reduction.

I think you could be worthwhile discussing your concerns with your family, and if you decide to attend for a consultation, I would strongly encourage you to come together with one of your parents. It will allow you to absorb more information because of the discussions that would follow the consultation, and most likely give you additional support for a balanced decision.

Lucian Ion Cosmetic Surgeon Mr Lucian Ion FRCS(Plast)
129 Harley Street

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