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Buccal fat removal is also known as cheek fat removal or buccal lipectomy. It is the extraction of part of the buccal fat pads in the cheeks. Removal of the excess fat creates a more contoured and defined facial appearance.

What is Buccal Fat Removal, and how does it work?

Buccal fat removal is a cheek reduction surgery that can not only improve the look of the cheeks, but it can also provide a more refined, tapered facial structure. Full, round, or large chubby cheeks can create a look that you may not appreciate. By removing the fat pads, a slimmer, more structured facial appearance can be created. The procedure does not involve visible scarring, the incisions are placed within your mouth. Dr. Sajan will carefully remove excess buccal fat to enhance your facial shape, creating a beautifully contoured new look.

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What is the general cost?

There are several factors that can determine the cost of a buccal fat removal procedure. You can expect to budget anywhere from $2,500 to $5,800. Financing options are available.

What are the Benefits of Buccal Fat Removal?

  • Improved facial contours
  • More defined cheeks
  • Fresh and rejuvenated appearance
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Surgery is done in the comfort of Allure Esthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Recovery within a week to ten days
  • Local or IV sedation

Recovery After Buccal Fat Removal

The length of your recovery can vary depending on the details of your specific surgery. You can expect to feel a bit sore, and you will experience some facial swelling following your buccal fat removal surgery. Any swelling should be resolved within two to three weeks, and your rejuvenated facial features will become more prominent. For most patients, the tissue inside of the mouth will take approximately a week to ten days to heal. You will need to plan on maintaining a soft or semi-liquid diet during that time. You can return to work and normal activities in two to three days.

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FAQ: Buccal Fat Removal

When can I expect to see my results?

You can expect to see your results gradually as your body begins to heal. Once the swelling has subsided completely and you have fully recovered, you will be able to see your new look. This will occur between one to three months after surgery.

Will my cheeks get puffy again?

The fat removed will not return, but it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle as weight fluctuations can impact your rejuvenated appearance.

Is there an age restriction for buccal fat removal?

Buccal fat removal can be performed at any age. Most patients are in their 20s and 30s when considering this type of surgery. Excess fat should not be removed if you are in your teens as if performed too early, natural fat loss in later years may leave you looking gaunt.

What are the risks?

Buccal fat removal is a surgical procedure, and like any surgery, there can be risks. Dr. Sajan will go over the procedure with you to address any concerns you may have. The quality and experience of the medical team is an important aspect of avoiding complications. We are proud of our state-of-the-art clinic, our highly-trained staff, and our focus on patient health and safety.

Why Choose Allure Esthetic Plastic Surgery?

It is important to feel comfortable with your surgeon and the team who will be assisting you with your buccal fat removal procedure. Dr. Sajan and the entire staff at Allure Esthetic Plastic Surgery are committed to providing the highest level of excellence in patient care, safety, and results. Our goal is to make sure you have the best experience possible while under our care. We focus on achieving superior results in every procedure. We want you to feel like you are part of the family and will do everything we can to ensure you achieve results that you deserve.

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