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How do I know if buccal fat pad removal will make a big difference to my cheeks?

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

Asked on 05 November 2011


How do I know if buccal fat pad removal will make a big difference to my cheeks?

Is there a way how much fat can I ask the doctor to take out, I currently have a round face and was wondering If this procedure could get me close to a long face?

I am 19 years old.


For someone with a relatively round facial contour, buccal fat reduction by itself is usually not sufficient to operate a significant change.

Most frequently, a combination of liposuction and buccal fat reduction is better suited for the purpose.

At the time of a consultation it is possible to evaluate using 3-D imaging and simulation the degree of change that you would like to achieve, how much change can be delivered by surgery, and therefore formulate a more accurate plan.

Inevitably, the results of surgery are never identical to the computer simulation, but the imaging increases significantly clarity regarding targets and achievable goals compared to simple discussion.

In view of your young age, I would strongly advise that you discuss or concerns with the family, and if you attend for a consultation to do so accompanied by one of your parents. Decisions regarding surgery need to be made with good consideration, and benefit from involving someone close to you.

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

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