Benefits of Buccal Fat Removal for a Sleeker Facial Profile
Buccal fat pads found extending from the cheek to the jawbone, often present a puffy appearance in certain individuals due to genetic factors. Those with pronounced buccal fat pads in their mid-facial contour region can explore the wonders of buccal lipectomy. This transformative quick procedure offers not just aesthetic enhancement, but also promises rapid recovery with no scars to showcase its magic.
Buccal fat removal procedure trims lower cheek fat pads, contouring cheeks. The outpatient procedure leaves no visible scars. Excision achieves a refined cheek appearance.
The surgery reduces baby fat and cheeks, providing a mature appearance. Combines safely with other procedures like neck liposuction for comprehensive facial contouring.
Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists ensure comfort and superior results. Dissolvable sutures minimize scarring. Careful muscle retraction maintains a natural face shape for improved cheek appearance. Attain a balanced, mature facial structure.
Buccal Fat Pad Removal in Newburgh, NY
At Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists PC, we specialize in buccal fat pad removal to help reduce and contour the cheeks. This procedure is ideal for those who are unhappy with their baby’s fat or overly full cheeks. During a one-on-one cosmetic consultation with Dr. Rubinstein, patients will have the opportunity to discuss their aesthetic goals and create an individualized care plan tailored toward achieving successful results. Our board-certified surgeon can perform buccal fat pad removal as a quick outpatient or office procedure, using liposuction techniques combined with cheek reduction surgery. Patients often see dramatic improvements in facial contours when choosing this procedure, leading to a more balanced and mature-looking facial structure that compliments their features.
Are You a Candidate for Buccal Fat Pad Reduction?
Ideal candidates for this plastic surgery procedure are individuals seeking to reduce prominent ‘chipmunk cheeks’ for a more defined cheek hollow. A thorough evaluation of the patient’s medical history, physical health, and cheek volume is essential. Candidates should be at a healthy weight, as buccal fat pad reduction is not a weight loss treatment but rather a method to enhance facial contours. An experienced surgeon will develop a personalized treatment plan, ensuring the procedure aligns with the patient’s aesthetic goals.
Buccal Pad Removal Recovery
Dr. Rubinstein provides each patient with detailed buccal lipectomy aftercare instructions. The majority of patients do not need pain medication during the recovery process. Some patients resume their daily activities immediately after the procedure, but most choose to relax after the operation and resume their activities the following day.
No visible wounds or scars occur during the healing process because the incisions are made inside the cheeks. The surgeon’s aftercare instructions may include:
- Tending to the incision site
- Avoiding high-impact sports
- Applying medication or using mouthwash to help with healing and prevent infection
- Returning for a follow-up visit
Some swelling should be expected, along with minor bruising that is often undetectable. Dietary adjustments such as a liquid or soft diet are needed for the first few days, but most patients resume a regular diet after ten days.
The full benefits of the surgery, including a more refined and chiseled look, the removal of chipmunk or chubby cheeks, and a more balanced appearance, are fully visible in 4 to 6 weeks.
Buccal Pad Consultation in Newburgh, NY
Men and women who are interested in achieving a slimmer, more angular facial shape can visit Dr. Rubinstein for a consultation in Newburgh, NY to learn more about the procedure and ask questions. Buccal fat removal surgery is a minor procedure that provides patients with beautiful results and attractive facial contours. Ideal candidates are healthy non-smokers who have realistic cosmetic surgery expectations.
During the buccal fat removal consultation, Dr. Rubinstein will examine your cheeks and skin. He will also review your health history and current medications to ensure you are healthy enough for surgery.
The doctor may recommend buccal fat removal if you have chubby cheeks or drooping buccal fat pads. He will ask you about your cosmetic concerns, and in some cases, he may suggest a combination of therapies like buccal fat removal along with cheek augmentation, or injectables such as Botox or chin fillers.
* All patients are unique and individual results may vary.
Risks of Buccal Fat Removal
While buccal fat removal is a generally safe procedure, it’s crucial to understand potential short and long term risks. These include reactions to anesthesia, infection, and unintended impact on facial muscles, which could alter expressions or facial symmetry. An experienced surgeon will discuss these risks, ensuring patients make informed decisions. It’s vital to consider the entire surgical treatment, including its impact on the facial procedure’s outcome, to maintain a balanced and natural look.
Common Buccal Fat Pad Removal Questions
Dr. Rubinstein permanently removes the buccal pads during the short procedure using a small incision hidden within each cheek. The slimming, contoured results are long-lasting. However, age will naturally alter the appearance of your face, and some patients may request filler in the future to lift the cheek area and add some more dimension.
Buccal fat removal is a cosmetic treatment and is not covered by medical insurance. However, buccal fat removal is a fairly affordable treatment, and the office staff can go over various payment arrangements.
Risks and side effects are significantly reduced when a qualified plastic surgeon performs buccal pad removal. Dr. Rubinstein will explain the possible dangers during the consultation. Potential risks and side effects include bleeding, infection, asymmetry, and changes in sensation or numbness.
The recovery period after buccal fat removal is minor. Some patients resume their regular activities and return to work the same day, but most rest and return to work the following day.
If you live in the state of New York, Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists offer buccal fat removal among its services. For a full list of services, please visit our Locations page.