Buccal fat removal can help individuals achieve more sculpted and defined facial contours. If you have naturally fuller or rounder cheeks, undergoing buccal fat removal can create a slimmer and more angular profile. This cosmetic procedure offers a way to enhance facial aesthetics and bring the cheeks into better proportion with the rest of the face. This allows patients to achieve the “Triangle of Youth.”

Triangle of Youth vs. Pyramid of Age

Two terms that often come up during discussions about facial symmetry and aesthetics are the Triangle of Youth and the Pyramid of Age.

The Triangle of Youth is a concept referring to three specific facial features that define an ideal youthful look: high cheekbones, fuller cheeks, and a well-defined jawline. The name comes from the position of these features—the widest part of the face is at the upper cheeks, tapering gradually towards the chin.

The Pyramid of Age, on the other hand, refers to a facial shape that is more bottom-heavy and creates an aged appearance. It can be characterized by flattened cheeks, hollowness under the eyes, and fullness under the chin that softens its contours.

Facial Contouring with Buccal Fat Removal

Buccal fat removal is a surgical procedure that focuses on reducing the size of the buccal fat pads located in the lower part of the cheeks. These fat pads can sometimes create a round or chubby appearance, even in individuals who are otherwise slim.

The removal of excess buccal fat can create a more tapered and slender lower face, thus restoring or enhancing the Triangle of Youth. This procedure can give a more chiseled and contoured appearance to the cheeks, resulting in a more balanced and youthful facial aesthetic.

However, it’s important to note that buccal fat removal is not the only factor in achieving the Triangle of Youth. Other considerations, such as the position and volume of structures like the cheekbones and chin, as well as skin elasticity, also play a role. To help achieve the Triangle of Youth, we offer many other surgical and minimally invasive procedures treatments that may be combined with buccal fat removal.

What to Keep in Mind

It is vital to keep in mind that the results of this cosmetic procedure are permanent. In order to achieve satisfactory permanent results with buccal fat removal, it is important to seek a qualified plastic surgeon who has a deep understanding of facial aesthetics. In the hands of an inexperienced surgeon, buccal fat removal may result in a gaunt appearance.

Contact Us to Learn More

If you’re looking for a solution to your chubby cheeks, buccal fat removal may be a good option for you. Learn more about the procedure from Chennai Plastic Surgery so you can make an informed decision. Contact us to schedule a consultation today.