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Do you ever feel like your round or puffy cheeks are masking the contours of your beautiful cheekbones?
Improve your facial silhouette with chiseled cheeks through buccal fat removal. Often referred to as ‘chipmunk cheeks’ or ‘baby face,’ the hereditary condition of plump lower cheeks caused by excess buccal fat cannot be remedied through diet or exercise.
Allure Aesthetic Surgery of Beverly Hills offers minimally invasive buccal fat removal for slimmer and more sculpted facial outline.
About the Buccal Fat Removal Procedure
Buccal fat removal is a surgical procedure that removes fat to reduce the fullness of the lower cheeks. The procedure aims to deliver slimmer, more defined cheeks, restoring balance and a youthful appearance. Removal of buccal fat is a relatively quick and easy procedure. The surgery is normally done under local anesthesia or general anesthesia in some cases.
During your initial consultation, Dr. David Shamouelian, our highly-skilled double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, will thoroughly discuss the best option for you. Small incisions are made inside the mouth on the inside of both cheeks. Soft tissues are carefully separated and the fat is identified. The fat is then removed from each cheek and the small incision closed using dissolvable sutures.
Buccal fat removal procedures typically require 30 to 45 minutes. It can also be performed with other facial procedures simultaneously. For longer lasting results, we always recommend having a healthy lifestyle and maintaining a stable weight before undergoing this procedure.
Are You a Candidate?
If your family has a history of excessive facial fat, or you are fighting stubborn chipmunk cheeks due to being overweight, then you may be a good candidate for buccal fat removal. It can significantly decrease the amount of fat in the lower cheeks.
Benefits of Buccal Fat Removal
Here are a few benefits of buccal fat removal:
- Safe and effective
- Improved facial definition
- Performed under local anesthesia
- Slimmer facial appearance
- Minimally invasive procedure
- No visible scars
- Little downtime
- Results are permanent
What to Expect After the Procedure
The recovery time for buccal fat removal surgery is relatively short. Patients will experience slight bruising and mild swelling after the procedure. The side effects should fade away within a week or two with the help of some medication and proper rest. Most of our patients at Allure Aesthetic Surgery are able to return to work a day after the procedure. However, we recommend refraining from any strenuous activities and exercise for at least one week. Some results should be visible immediately, but the full result should be visible once the bruising and swelling has diminished.
The cost of buccal fat removal varies depending on the extent of facial alteration needed. Other factors like the combination of other procedures and the type of anesthesia can also affect the overall cost of the procedure. Detailed information about the surgery cost will be discussed during your initial consultation at Allure Aesthetic Surgery of Beverly Hills. Feel free to ask about possible payment plans and financial options. For more information on buccal fat removal, contact Allure Aesthetic Surgery of Beverly Hills at (888) 265-2335 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your consultation.