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Buccal Fat Removal

What is Buccal Fat Removal?

Buccal fat refers to the fat pad in the middle of your cheeks between your cheekbones and jaw bones, and it plays a key role in your face shape. Some people have more buccal (pronounced like buckle) fat than others and don’t like the way it shapes their face.

Why Should I Have Buccal Fat Removal?

Buccal fat removal, a surgical procedure to remove the extra fat in this area, results in a thinner, more defined appearance that highlights your bone structure, particularly your cheekbones.

Not everyone believes that the fullness in their cheeks is flattering, instead preferring defined cheekbones and an overall slimmer look to their facial features. Buccal fat removal is a generally well-tolerated surgery that allows you to enhance your features and boost your confidence.

How Do I Prepare for Buccal Fat Removal?

Pre-op instructions vary depending on your personal surgeon, however it’s important that you disclose tobacco, alcohol, and drug use. You should also let your surgeon know whether you take medications / supplements, as types that can inhibit healing and affect the safety of your buccal fat removal.

What Should I Expect During Buccal Fat Removal?

The surgery can be performed with local anesthesia. Small incisions are made on the inside of your mouth, and the fat pads are gently removed. The incisions are closed with absorbable sutures. Recovery time takes a few days, but it will take a few months to see the final results.

Am I a Good Candidate for Buccal Fat Removal?

If you have had chubby cheeks your whole life, you may be a good candidate for buccal fat removal surgery. You should be in overall good health and have realistic expectations for the surgery and recovery process. To determine whether you’re an ideal candidate for buccal fat removal, book an appointment today.

Where Is the Best Place to Get Buccal Fat Removal in Fairfax?

For outstanding plastic surgery results, come to the office of Dr. Jae Kim! Dr. Kim invites you to craft your ideal contours with buccal fat removal for a slimmer, more defined and natural look!

Schedule your consultation to see if you qualify for buccal fat removal and other cosmetic procedures by calling (703) 782-3003 today!

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