A common cause of an overly round face are the buccal fat pads, which are located beneath the cheekbones on the sides of the mouth. Reducing or removing the extra fullness caused by buccal fat pads creates a more defined facial appearance and makes cheekbones look more prominent.
Recovery and Results After Buccal Fat Removal
Recovery involves soreness and swelling for up to 14 days; however, there is usually no visible bruising. Stiches are generally removed after 10 days, and a special diet of non-acidic foods may be recommended during recovery. We advise sleeping with your head elevated during recovery, and also rinsing your mouth with an antiseptic mouthwash multiple times each day. Initial improvement can be seen in as little as a week or two, but it can take up to four months to see final results as residual swelling subsides. Once the results are visible, you will notice that your cheeks are much slimmer and sculpted than they were before, with an improved and more defined contour.