What is Buccal Fat Removal, and How Does it Work?
Genetics are most commonly the cause of overly round, cherub-like cheeks, but weight gain and lifestyle factors can also play a role. Many patients feel self-conscious about their appearance and seek out a cosmetic solution to slim and streamline the midface. Buccal fat pad removal is a strategic procedure to contour the cheeks, beautifully reshaping and sculpting your appearance.
What are Buccal Fat Pads?
Buccal fat pads lie below the cheeks behind the facial muscles. Enlarged buccal fat pads can make a person look heavier than they are. Sometimes the person is lean in all other areas except the midface. The pads help support muscle contractions and cushion the facial structures.
What are the Advantages of Buccal Fat Removal?
Buccal fat removal is performed to create a slender, attractive appearance in the cheeks so that the gaze is immediately drawn to the smile and the eyes. While not everyone is bothered by rounded cheeks, those who are unhappy with how they look can find remarkable improvement once they have undergone buccal fat removal. It’s important to choose a skilled, experienced plastic surgeon, however, because removing too much or too little fat can compromise your aesthetic result.
Benefits of the treatment include:
- Increased definition
- Enhanced contours
- A slim, sculpted appearance
- A boost in self-confidence
- Natural-looking outcome
- Long-lasting results
How is Buccal Fat Removal Performed?
Buccal fat removal is performed under IV sedation or general anesthesia. Incisions are created within the cheeks where they are inconspicuous and well-hidden. The surgeon will then very carefully remove the right amount of fat for your face, creating a final look that is flattering and personalized. The entire procedure typically takes about an hour when performed on its own but may take longer if additional cosmetic treatments are applied at the same time.
How Quickly Will I See my Results?
After surgery, it is normal to experience swelling and discomfort in the cheeks. For the first week or so, the midface may appear puffy, and the true results of the surgery will not be visible just yet. Once the swelling has died down, you will be able to enjoy a slimmer facial appearance and increased self-confidence.
What is the Takeaway?
When pursuing facial surgery, it’s vital that you choose an experienced, seasoned veteran such as Dr. Saigal, who will deliver elegant, symmetrical contours. A surgeon with an artistic eye for nuance and subtlety will ensure that your results appear natural and unforced. Your outcome will be perfectly suited to your unique facial anatomy and will reflect your aesthetic sensibilities. Call Dr. Saigal today to learn how buccal fat removal can enhance your look and invigorate your self-image!