Cheek augmentation can be performed both nonsurgically and surgically. Nonsurgical facial augmentation can be performed by using either autologous fat (patient’s own fat) or a dermal filler. Cheek augmentation using a facial implant is a more permanent way of enhancing and adding volume and support to the cheeks and overlying soft tissues. A cheek augmentation also results in mild “lifting” of the face and jowls.
Cheek implants are inserted to enhance cheekbones or to make the cheeks fuller. Like other types of plastic surgery procedures, cheek augmentation can make your face appear more youthful or balance your facial features.
Buccal Fat Pad Removal
The buccal fat pad is a rounded mass of fat in the middle of your cheek. It’s located between facial muscles, in the hollow area beneath your cheekbone. The size of your buccal fat pads affects your face shape.
If you have larger buccal fat pads, you might feel like your face is too round or full.
There’s nothing wrong with having bigger cheeks. But if you’d like to make them smaller, Dr. Casey might recommend buccal fat removal. This surgery is done to reduce the width of round faces.