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I am 18, 5’7 and 120 lbs. I have genetically full cheeks that make me self conscious about smiling. It is genetic, as my father in his 50s has a very wide and full face- so I’m doubtful it will go away with age for me. I’ve done masseter Botox and am pleased with the results. But the fat in my cheeks gives me a fullness and lack of structure I am not pleased with.
Dr. Mesas Answered: Young patients with family history of full cheeks that also have chubby cheeks are usually candidates for buccal fat removal.
Chubby cheeks are caused by enlarged buccal fat pads. These pockets of fat on the cheeks usually run in the families. They also are resistant to decrease in size with diet and exercise. Not rarely young thin patients with normal weight for their height have chubby cheeks.
Buccal fat removal permanently corrects chubby cheeks. It allows to have a more defined thinner facial look.