Buccal Fat Removal

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Do you have a “babyface” or “chipmunk cheeks”?

Are you looking for more defined facial contours? You can get rid of your chubby cheeks with a buccal fat removal procedure that can accentuate your cheekbones and give you a slimmer appearance. Also known as a cheek fat removal, it removes fat from the cheek area with the end result of a more mature facial definition. When it comes to a buccal fat removal, Zuri Plastic Surgery in Miami, can provide you with a slimmer appearance.

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What is buccal fat removal?

Buccal fat removal is a cosmetic surgery that gets rid of excess buccal fat-pad tissue in the lower cheek areas and decreases puffiness and fullness in the face. It thins out the cheeks particularly in the cheek hollow area for a more sculpted facial shape and can improve the lower jawline area.

Buccal fat removal usually takes less than an hour with the option to use an intravenous sedation or a local or general anesthesia. Tiny incisions are made on the inside of the cheeks to take out the fat pads. Part or all of the fat pad will be removed based on your facial anatomy. The incisions are then closed with absorbable suture material.

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Buccal Fat Removal FAQS

Am I a candidate for buccal fat removal?

If you have plump cheeks with fat deposits, bulging or droopy cheeks or sagging jowls, you are a good candidate for buccal fat removal. However, if you are currently trying to lose weight or planning to, it is best to wait before getting this type of procedure because you may end up looking too thin. You should be in good physical health, a non-smoker and have a stable weight. You can even be in your early 20’s; it all depends on your specific facial fat content.

What are the risks with a buccal fat removal?

A buccal fat removal procedure is considered safe but, like any major surgery, carries some potential risks. Complications can include asymmetry, bleeding, hematoma, infection, numbness, and parotid duct injury. All of these are very rare.

What are the results of a buccal fat removal?

You should initially see some instant results but it will take up to three months for your swelling to recede and allow you to see the full and final results as your cheeks gradually contour to their new appearance.

Are the results permanent?

The results of a buccal fat pad removal are permanent, the fat does not grow back. It will help to redefine the shape of your face. However, future weight gain can make your cheeks look plump again.

Is there any scarring?

There is no visible scarring because all of the incisions are made inside the mouth.

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Reasons for Buccal Fat removal

Here are some of the reasons why people get a cheek reduction:

  • A slimmer facial appearance
  • A more chiseled facial look
  • Better defined cheeks
  • Improves self-esteem
  • Leaner appearance
  • More harmonious facial shape
  • No visible scars
  • Rejuvenated facial shape
  • Safe procedure
  • Symmetrical appearance
  • Quick procedure, usually less than an hour
  • Enhances the contours of your lower and upper cheeks
  • Gets rid of chipmunk cheeks or baby-face appearance

A certified and experienced surgeon like Dr. Z can perform a buccal fat removal that will get rid of excess fat in your cheeks. At Zuri Plastic Surgery in Miami, the caring staff ensures that your procedure and your recovery goes smoothly. We understand what our patients go through, which is why we strive to deliver the best buccal fat removal results achievable.

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Buccal Fat Removal Consultation

During your consultation with Dr. Zuriarrain, you will have a chance to learn about buccal fat removal and what it can do for you.

He will go over your health history, answer any questions you may have, and show you the warm and relaxing environment he has created in his surgical suite.

Dr. Z is a quadruple board-certified surgeon with years of experience helping patients like you get the best buccal fat removal Miami can offer you.

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Recovery After Buccal Fat Removal

Most Miami buccal fat removal patients return to work within a few days. It is really contingent on the type of work that you do. Here are some tips to keep in mind during your recovery:

  • Your lower face and mouth will be sore and swollen after your procedure
  • You will feel some discomfort as your mouth recovers from the surgery
  • You can use pain medications and cold packs to deal with the soreness
  • It will likely be difficult to eat normally for a couple of days
  • You should eat a soft diet for a few days
  • To help decrease the swelling, you may have to sleep with your head elevated for a couple of days
  • Swelling can take several weeks to disappear
  • Any stitches in your mouth dissolve within 7-10 days
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