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buccal fat removal

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Buccal fat removal, also known as a buccal lipectomy, is a cosmetic procedure designed to thin the cheeks, specifically targeting the lower cheeks or "cheek hollows." This procedure is popular among those who wish to achieve a more defined facial structure and contour by removing the buccal fat pads, which can give the face a rounded look.


swelling + bruising

pain management

resuming activites

Recovery from buccal fat removal is relatively straightforward and involves minimal downtime, usually requiring only a few days before patients feel comfortable returning to work and other normal activities. Swelling is the most significant recovery aspect but typically subsides within a few weeks and can be managed with simple care instructions, such as ice and elevation. Pain is usually very mild and easily controlled with over-the-counter medications. The procedure allows for a quick return to daily routines, though patients are advised to avoid vigorous physical activity for the first week post-surgery. Overall, the recovery process for buccal fat removal is less demanding compared to more invasive facial surgeries, making it a popular choice for those seeking aesthetic improvements with minimal disruption to their daily lives.

how is it performed

Buccal fat removal is typically performed under local anesthesia, which can be combined with sedation depending on the patient's preference. The surgeon makes a small incision inside the mouth, near the second upper molar. Through this incision, the buccal fat pad is teased out and removed. The incision is then closed with dissolvable sutures.

are you a good candidate

The ideal candidate for buccal fat removal is someone who has fuller cheeks and is looking for a more defined facial contour. Candidates should be in good health, non-smokers, and have realistic expectations about the subtlety of the results. It is crucial that the procedure is performed on suitable candidates to avoid an overly gaunt appearance as they age.

advantages of procedure:

  • Provides a more chiseled and contoured facial appearance.
  • Minimally invasive with a quick recovery time.
  • Scarless, as the surgery is performed inside the mouth.
  • Long-lasting results that can enhance facial aesthetics significantly.