TikTok Trend: Buccal Fat Removal

When it comes to cosmetic surgery trends on TikTok, buccal fat removal is making a name for itself. The procedure removes fat from a person’s face, reducing its roundness and achieving a more chiseled look — something a variety of celebrities like Chrissy Teigen have confirmed they’ve had done. While many other famous faces have been rumored to have had this work done, they are keeping the matter much quieter.

As the procedure grows in popularity, the hashtag #BuccalFatRemoval has accrued hundreds of millions of views on TikTok as plastic surgeons continue to tout the benefits of the quick and easy procedure.

What Is Buccal Fat? 

Buccal fat is a type of facial padding located between the cheekbones and jawbones that can either sculpt or round out a person’s face. It’s present in all people, with the amount varying from person to person, and it cannot be changed significantly through weight gain or loss. The ideal candidate for buccal fat removal is someone with larger cheeks that remain full even when they lose weight. During the procedure, a small area next to the corners of the mouth is removed, usually under local anesthetic.

Considering that buccal fat is a fixed characteristic and cannot be altered through diet or other means, many people seek out surgical methods for reducing it in order to achieve their desired look. Plastic surgeons offer different techniques to accomplish this, such as removing excess tissue manually or with liposuction tools. Aside from cosmetic reasons, some people opt to remove their buccal fat due to medical factors like parotid glands or enlargement of submaxillary lymph nodes that negatively impact their appearance.

Buccal fat removal has been around for a while, approximately 50 years, but it has recently become increasingly popular despite its fairly low-profile presence in the past. The sudden spike in interest in this procedure has been attributed to the mystery and intrigue of the procedure combined with media coverage seen in videos and social media posts that have people wanting to know more about it.

What exactly is mysterious about cheek fat removal?

The mystery surrounding buccal fat removal lies in the fact that it is a relatively unknown procedure. Even though it has been around for some time now, it has only recently started to gain traction and attention, becoming a popular topic on TikTok. The general public is largely unaware that this type of procedure even exists, let alone what it actually entails. This mystery has caused many people to become curious and seek out more information on the procedure.

The procedure itself is quite simple; it involves an entry through the mouth, where excess fat is removed from the cheeks and jawline, resulting in a slimmer look. It is easier than ever to access information regarding buccal fat removal due to its new rising popularity. Videos that show how quick, painless and straightforward the process is make it even more appealing for those interested in exploring options for achieving a slimmer face without any incisions or scarring after healing takes place. This viral effect has cemented buccal fat removal as one of the most sought-after surgical procedures currently on offer today.

What Are The Benefits Of Buccal Fat Removal?

The primary advantage of buccal fat removal is that it can result in a more sculpted, chiseled look. This procedure can also improve facial angles, making them look more balanced and aesthetically pleasing. Additionally, it can create a slimmer, more youthful-looking face by reducing the fullness in the cheeks. This can result in an overall softer, more delicate appearance. Additionally, this procedure is relatively simple and minimally invasive compared to other facial surgeries, with a quick recovery time and minimal scarring or bruising.

In conclusion, buccal fat removal can be an effective way for people who want to achieve a slimmer look and more balanced facial angles. Its increasing popularity can be attributed to its intrigue, accessibility and minimal invasiveness. People interested in this procedure should consult a board-certified plastic surgeon, who can help them determine if it is the right choice for them.

But What If You’ve Lost Facial Volume? 

Buccal fat pad removal can be intriguing for some individuals, but what if you’ve lost facial fat volume and want it back?

If you have lost facial volume due to aging, weight loss or other factors, there are still options available to help you achieve a more youthful appearance.

One treatment to increase facial volume is dermal fillers. These fillers are injected into the face to plump up the skin and add fullness, resulting in a more youthful look. Dermal fillers are non-surgical procedures with minimal downtime, making them ideal for those looking to restore their facial volume without undergoing surgery.

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