The buccal fat pad is meant to fill the deep tissue spaces to act as a gliding pad for your masticatory and mimetic muscles, which are primarily responsible for chewing. While they are important to have, some people’s pads are larger than what is natural for the size of their face, often creating what many people refer to as “chipmunk cheeks”. While this can be an attractive appearance to some people, for others, it’s a very prominent feature that causes self-image issues. Buccal Fat Removal offers our Houston patients an opportunity for a change if they wish their cheeks were more proportionate to their faces. Below, we have included some information regarding this cosmetic procedure.