A face that is broader near the cheekbones and slimmer at the chin generally looks more youthful. Most people have a more heart or egg-shaped face when they’re younger but as we age, the lower half of the face broadens, which reduces the prominence of the cheekbones.
In other cases, someone may simply have extra buccal (cheek) fat, which gives them a chubbier or rounder facial structure.
If you would like your cheekbones to be more prominent, a buccal fat reduction procedure can help you achieve a slimmer face.
Buccal fat pads are generally the size of walnuts and are located deep within the cheeks between the corners of the mouth and the nostrils. During a buccal fat removal procedure, a surgeon will remove the excess padding in this area in an effort to reshape the face.
Your surgeon will help you decide how much fat should be removed as excessive fat removal can cause a gaunt appearance. The end result should be a natural, defined look.