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Buccal Fat Removal and Me: All About Buccal Fat Removal

If you’ve got a baby face or chipmunk cheeks, you may benefit from buccal fat removal. This surgical procedure removes the fat pads in the cheek for a more sculpted appearance. Say goodbye to those chubby cheeks and embrace a brand new you.

If you’re considering buccal fat removal, you likely have questions. Keep reading for answers to common questions about this procedure. Still think the procedure is right for you? Call and schedule an appointment with Dr. Sajjadian.

Why Should I Consider Buccal Fat Removal?

Buccal fat removal isn’t for everyone. This procedure primarily benefits those with enlarged buccal fat pads. You may want to consider buccal fat removal if you have chubby cheeks, a very round face, a baby face, etc. Large buccal fat pads can be caused by weight gain or genetic factors.

Buccal fat removal can be very effective, but it is important to remember what this procedure is and isn’t. It can dramatically increase the contours in your face, but if won’t eliminate lines or wrinkles or otherwise change your appearance. Buccal fat removal only changes the appearance of the cheeks. Only certain patients will benefit from this procedure. Sometimes other procedures are recommended instead.

Are the Results Permanent?

Buccal fat removal is permanent. Your surgeon must carefully evaluate your facial structure before surgery to determine if you’re a good candidate for buccal fat removal. Many patients are not good candidate for this procedure. Many patients love their results and are grateful that their baby face is gone for good. Choosing a highly skilled surgeon, like triple board certified Dr. Sajjadian, can help ensure that you get natural looking results. Dr Sajjdian typically under- corrects the amount of removed fat. A gaunt or very thin look can happen as one ages which causes loss of fat tissue in the face. There is a possibility for needing to do fat transfer or filler placement in the future to correct this.

What’s Recovery Like After Buccal Fat Removal?

Recovery after buccal fat removal is typically minimal. Many patients return to work after just a few days (some the very next day). The incisions are made inside of the cheek so you may have a bit of tenderness inside of your mouth while you heal.

How Do I Know if Buccal Fat Removal Is Right for Me?

Are you interested in learning more about buccal fat removal? Call and schedule a consultation with Dr. Sajjadian. He can help you determine if the procedure is right for you or if you could better achieve the look you want with a different procedure. As a highly experienced surgeon specializing in cosmetic procedures, Dr. Sajjadian is highly experienced using a variety of surgical techniques and can offer personalized recommendations for your body and face.

Call today and book your buccal fat removal consultation with Dr. Sajjadian.