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Buccal Fat Removal IN LOS ANGELES, CA

Sculpt & Streamline Your Cheeks

With a cheek reduction or buccal (buh-kle) fat pad removal surgery at Marina Plastic Surgery, you can reduce the width of your face. Our board-certified surgeons concentrate on giving women and men amazing, realistic outcomes. By using their keen aesthetic vision, our surgeons work with your facial anatomy to deliver exceptional results. Make an appointment for your Los Angeles Buccal Fat Removal consultation today to learn more about how a Bichectomy can improve your looks and help your face look slimmer.

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What is Buccal Fat Removal?

Even with diet and exercise, some men and women have larger, rounder faces that look bloated or overweight. Genetics may play a role in some cases, but as you get older, fat can accumulate in your cheeks. By surgically eliminating the buccal fat pads, Cheek Reduction Surgery, also known as buccal lipectomy, decreases fat deposits in your cheeks for more thin cheeks and sculpted facial features.

What are buccal fat pads and buccal fat?

The buccal (cheek) fat pad is a circular collection of buccal fat that is located in the center of your cheek. It is situated between your facial muscles and rests beneath your cheekbone. Each person's buccal fat pads vary in size, which might make you appear to have a "baby face" or to look heavier.

Is there a non-surgical alternative to Buccal Fat Removal?

No matter how your face is shaped, our Los Angeles Buccal Fat Removal is an ideal solution for patients who want a simple, natural-looking contour to their face. Kybella can be utilized to dissolve extra fat, and many people who are searching for less invasive surgery to resume their daily activities sooner. However, despite having successful outcomes in areas where there is fat, it is not advised to utilize Kybella on the buccal fat area. Conventional liposuction cannot eliminate buccal fat since it does not function similarly to other types of fat. It is challenging to reach without surgical excision due to its deep midface placement. Liposuction can be used to reduce fat from the neck, jowls, or under the chin. When this procedure is combined with Buccal Fat Removal, it is referred to as a "V-contour procedure."

Am I a good candidate for Buccal Fat Removal?

The buccal fat removal treatment, which narrows round features, is sometimes carried out concurrently with a facelift, rhinoplasty, or chin implant. Candidates for surgery should be in generally good health and have reasonable expectations of their outcomes.

However, not everyone may find Buccal Fat Removal to be the best option. For instance, if you have a narrow face, Parry-Romberg syndrome (a rare skin problem), or you are already losing volume as you age, this procedure is not a possibility for you. Nevertheless, your surgeon will evaluate your facial concerns during your visit and explain your options.

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Your Buccal Fat Removal Procedure

It typically takes less than an hour to do your Buccal Fat Removal operation as an outpatient under local anesthesia. First, your surgeon will mark the locations on your lower cheeks with a surgical pen from which fat will be removed. A similar injection to the ones used during dental work will be used to numb your mouth. Although you'll be awake during the procedure, you'll be comfortable the entire time.

The next step involves making a tiny incision inside the cheek, where it is completely concealed from view. Depending on how much buccal fat is removed, either your buccal fat pads are removed, or a precise proportion is extracted. Following the cauterization of the residual fat tissue, sutures are placed. Over the course of a few weeks, your sutures will dissolve.

Buccal Fat Removal Recovery & Results

With Buccal Fat Removal Los Angeles patients have no need for drainage tubes, and no one will know you had any surgery done because the incisions are on the inside of your mouth. Your recovery period will be short. You are given post-op care instructions for your incisions as well as a particular mouthwash to avoid infection after your procedure. You must also follow a liquid diet for 24-48 hours before switching to soft meals and refrain from eating anything hard or crunchy for at least seven days.

Expect some bruising and swelling, but these adverse effects will subside. Most patients discover that they feel healthy enough to resume work and their regular activities after about a week. You should refrain from hard lifting and other vigorous activities for at least two weeks. It usually takes three weeks for your incisions to fully heal, but it can take a few months for your cheeks to take on their new contour.

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Schedule your Los Angeles Buccal Fat Removal consultation at Marina Plastic Surgery today

A Buccal Fat Removal in Los Angeles can be the best option for you if you're frustrated by the appearance of your cheeks, which you feel is overly full or bloated. Your cheekbones can be contoured during this method, giving your mid-face an attractive and symmetrical appearance. The best way to gauge if buccal fat removal is right for you is to schedule a private consultation with one of our surgeons at Marina Plastic Surgery.

Buccal Fat Removal Frequently Asked Questions

Your surgery is performed under general anesthesia or IV sedation combined with local anesthesia. The doctor will provide you with medication after your procedure to treat any soreness, swelling, or bruising. Most of the swelling will go away after the first week, and these side effects subside in a few days.

Your Buccal Fat Removal results will endure for a lifetime, provided you eat healthily and keep a regular exercise routine.

Gaining more than 20 pounds could result in a little cheek bulge. It's crucial that you wait until you believe you have reached a stable, realistic weight for your body before having surgery for this reason.

Surgery for Buccal Fat Removal is safe and effective. However, some risks and side effects include bleeding, infection, nerve damage, and asymmetry of the face might occur.

Every patient's buccal pads vary in size and shape, which causes each surgical technique to be slightly different. Your surgeon will go over your surgical options and the operation's cost during your consultation.

Medical insurance does not pay for the cosmetic procedure of Buccal Fat Removal. For your convenience, Marina Plastic Surgery offers payment and financing options.


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