Buccal Fat Reduction is a procedure for reducing cheeks that are overly full or round and throw off the balance of the face. This can be accomplished by removal a portion of the buccal fat pad , one of the layers of tissue in the cheeks.
By doing so, it’s possible to get a more defined, sculpted look, along with improved facial balance.
You may be a candidate for Buccal Fat Reduction if:
As with any procedure, Dr. Elizabeth and her staff will review the details of the Buccal Fat Reduction technique with you and help you determine if it is right for you. We will answeryour questions and make sure you have the information you need to make an informed decision.
The procedure most often is performed with local anesthesia with relaxation or IV sedation. The buccal fat pads can be accessed externally or through the inside of the cheek depending on the situation. The desired amount of tissue is removed from the pad to achieve the reduction, and then remainder of the pad is replaced. The incision is then closed with dissolvable sutures.
Initial recovery is approximately one to two weeks depending on bruising and swelling. After the surgery, you will need to avoid physical exertion for one to two weeks.
After the surgery, you may see a change in cheek contour and a more balanced look to your face. You may also noticed that your face looks younger and more sculpted.