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Buccal Fat Removal? Twitter Critiques New Plastic Surgery Trend

Twitter users are taking to the timeline to discuss the latest plastic surgery trend: buccal fat removal. Specifically, many are slamming the procedure by pointing out some of its downsides and highlighting the drastic difference it can make.

WTF Is Buccal Fat Removal?

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the procedure is meant to “thin the cheeks” by removing a patient’s buccal fat pads.

“The goal of buccal fat removal is to thin the cheeks, specifically in the area of the cheek hollows…A buccal fat removal removes the buccal fat pad, a naturally-occurring pad of fat in the cheek hollow area. The size of the buccal fat pad varies with each individual patient, and the buccal fat pad in each cheek may be different sizes.”

It’s also noted that “removal of the fat may cause the face to look more gaunt with age.” However, it’s still a hot trend at the moment, and it recently caught some attention on Twitter.

Social Media Users Side-Eye The Procedure

An all-out conversation about buccal fat removal soon began, and many were slamming the surgery trend. A plethora of individuals simply brushed the procedure off as a “new arbitrary beauty standard” to keep up with.

Discussion of the trend also notably led to the “round-faced milk-fed girlies” rallying together.

Critics also discussed that, while this trend is all the rage now, that may not always be the case. This is particularly true given the aforementioned statement from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons about how people’s faces “may look more gaunt with age.”

Lea Michele was also thrown into the mix, as critics pointed to some recent photos of her to shade the procedure.

The Glee actress wasn’t alone, though, as other stars were thrown into the mix.

Regarding these celebs, one critic hilariously compared them to “Handsome Squidward” from SpongeBob SquarePants. Who doesn’t love a good SpongeBob reference?

There were also plenty of other humorous additions to the conversation.

However, others were over the subject entirely, though it didn’t do much to quell the buzz.

What are your thoughts on buccal fat removal, as well as the discourse surrounding the procedure? Also, do you think it’s just a fad that’ll soon die out, or can you foresee the procedure sticking around?


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