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Buccal Fat Removal

Facial fat: The good, the bad and the confusing

Alia Willson | Freelance Writer Friday, May 24, 2024

Fat may be responsible for adding a few pounds to your waistline or giving you a cherub face, but it also plays a vital role in keeping our bodies healthy and energized – and, believe it or not, giving our faces a more youthful appearance. It's time to unravel facial fat – the good, the bad and the confusing.


Hollow cheeks: A focus on buccal fat removal

Ariel Frankeny | Freelance Writer Tuesday, February 27, 2024

When considering recent plastic surgery trends, a lesser-known procedure might come to mind – buccal fat removal.  This decades-old procedure that involves reshaping the face through the removal of fat found in the cheeks has recently seen a boom in demand.


Celebrities cause buzz over buccal fat removal surgery – but is it right for you?

Daisy Brumby | Freelance Writer Thursday, January 12, 2023

Actress and singer Lea Michele is the latest celebrity rumored to have had her cheek fat removed after a picture circulated online showing her with sky-high cheekbones, hollows in her cheeks and a jawline that appeared more defined than ever.


Facial fat is precious: Why your plastic surgeon shouldn't be too aggressive with buccal fat removal

Gabby Shacknai | Freelance Writer Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Throughout history, women around the world have committed to lengthy, sometimes dangerous practices in an attempt to accentuate their cheekbones – from the ancient facial massage techniques of China to Marlene Dietrich’s rumored removal of her upper molars.


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