It targets the buccal fat pads, which are small pockets of fat located in the cheeks.
These fat pads can cause the cheeks to appear overly full or round, and can create an unbalanced or disproportionate facial appearance. Buccal fat removal can help to improve facial symmetry, balance, and proportion, and can create a more youthful and refreshed appearance. It is a popular procedure among individuals who are looking to achieve a more sculpted and defined facial contour, and can be performed as a standalone procedure or in combination with other facial rejuvenation techniques
Frequently Asked Questions
Buccal fat removal is best suited for individuals who have excess fat in the cheeks and desire a more defined and contoured facial appearance. Good candidates for the procedure are typically in good overall health and have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure.
Buccal fat removal typically takes around 30 minutes to complete and can be performed as an outpatient procedure.
Buccal fat removal is typically performed under local or general anesthesia, so patients should not experience any pain or discomfort during the procedure.
Patients can typically return home the same day as the procedure and can expect to experience some swelling and discomfort for the first few days. Pain medication may be prescribed to help manage any discomfort, and patients should follow all post-operative instructions provided by their surgeon.
Results from buccal fat removal can typically be seen within a few weeks to a few months following the procedure, as swelling and bruising subside and the final results become apparent.
Like any surgical procedure, there are risks and potential complications associated with buccal fat removal, including infection, bleeding, and nerve damage. It is important to discuss these risks with your surgeon prior to undergoing the procedure.
The results of buccal fat removal can be long-lasting, but may be affected by factors such as weight gain or the natural aging process.
Alternative procedures that can help to improve facial contouring and definition include facial liposuction and facial fillers.
Yes, buccal fat removal can be performed in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation procedures such as facelifts or rhinoplasty.
It is important to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon with experience performing buccal fat removal and other facial rejuvenation procedures. Be sure to review the surgeon
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