Full or Round Cheeks? Buccal Fat Removal Creates a More Sculpted Look. What is Buccal Fat Removal?

Full or round cheeks are adorable on children, but adults who have inherited a rounder face may dream of a more structured facial look with visible cheekbones. Buccal fat removal is a minimally invasive surgery performed from within the mouth that reduces buccal fat pads that may be overly large. This procedure leaves no visible scarring. Buccal fat removal slims your facial profile, combating the look of a “baby face.”

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World-Class Results Can Be Achieved at South Florida Facial Plastic Surgery.

At South Florida Facial Plastic Surgery, you can rest assured that our board-certified facial plastic surgeons will focus on achieving results that celebrate the best version of you. We are relentless in our pursuit of perfection to achieve beauty from every angle. As a boutique practice, we take the time you need so you can fully understand your procedure and feel confident under our care.

Our Practice — Superior Outcomes, Personalized Care.

At South Florida Facial Plastic Surgery, we craft individualized treatment plans based on your facial bone structure, contour, and personal aesthetic vision. Our board-certified plastic surgeons focus on achieving results that look refined and elegant for authentic, nuanced beauty. Every procedure is performed with meticulous care to achieve a result that brings you confidence in all the years ahead.

What are the Benefits of Buccal Fat Removal?

  • Improved facial contour
  • Can reveal cheekbone structure
  • Procedure conducted in a comfortable, intimate setting
  • Recovery within a week to 10 days
  • Increased self-confidence
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How Do I Know if Buccal Fat Removal is Right for Me?

Do you have chubby or puffy cheeks that give you a childlike look? Have you always wanted cheekbone lines? If you are bothered by the round appearance of your cheeks, buccal fat removal might be a good option for you to consider.

What Can I Expect From the Procedure?

Under local anesthesia, small incisions are made on the inside of the mouth, and the small fat pad is removed. Buccal fat removal is a minimally invasive procedure. There is very little pain after the procedure, but you can expect to feel a bit sore and you may experience some facial swelling from the incisions.

What is Recovery Like?

General anesthesia is unnecessary for buccal fat pad removal. Once the procedure is complete, you can return to the comfort of your home. Most patients return to work the next day. You may experience some swelling, but it should be completely resolved within two to three weeks. In the early stage of recovery, you will need to eat only soft foods — nothing crunchy.

Can I Expect My Results to Last?

The fat removed from your procedure will not return. However, it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and avoid excessive weight gain. Our surgeons will inform you about the long-term changes in facial appearance due to age-related facial fat loss to help you come to a decision about undergoing this minor surgery.

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Look Younger and Refreshed.

You can expect to see results appear within a few days. Once the swelling subsides, your face will appear slimmer and more sculpted. The enhanced look will continue to improve in the days ahead, with optimal results evident one to two months after surgery.

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Are There Any Risks to Consider?

Getting to know and trust your surgeon at South Florida Facial Plastic Surgery is important. When under our care, you are in the hands of experienced facial plastic surgeons. Our entire staff is committed to providing unwavering excellence in patient care, safety, and results.

As with any surgery, there are risks, but these are minimal. Your surgeon will take the time you need to review the procedure with you and address any concerns you may have.

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