What Is Buccal Fat Removal?
Buccal fat removal is a facial cosmetic surgery that eliminates the appearance of full or “chipmunk” cheeks. Buccal fat pads are fatty deposits located between the corner of the mouth and the nostril. Large buccal fat pads can develop due to weight gain or can be hereditary.
Removing these fatty deposits helps to sculpt more elegant facial contours. The cheekbones and jawline take on a more chiseled, defined appearance as a result of this procedure.
Am I a Candidate?
Candidates for buccal fat removal can be men or women who desire slimmer, more distinguished cheek contours. Patients must be non-smokers and free of any medical conditions that can interfere with the body’s healing process.
The best way to determine your candidacy is to meet with Dr. Ganchi for a consultation. During the consultation, a physical examination will be performed, and Dr. Ganchi will review your medical history. If buccal fat removal is not the best treatment option for you, Dr. Ganchi will develop an alternative treatment approach to achieve your aesthetic goals.
Buccal Fat Removal Procedure
The procedure begins with anesthesia. Dr. Ganchi will choose between intravenous sedation and general anesthesia, based on your needs.
Buccal fat removal requires an incision on the inner portion of each cheek. This allows Dr. Ganchi to access the buccal fat pads for removal.
Once the buccal fat pads have been removed, sutures will be placed to close the incisions. You will then be taken to a recovery area to rest until Dr. Ganchi approves you to return home.
Buccal Fat Removal Recovery and Results
You will receive personalized aftercare instructions to guide you through the buccal fat removal recovery process. These instructions explain how to care for the incision sites, how to take any prescribed medications, and when to return to the office for follow-up appointments with Dr. Ganchi.
Dr. Ganchi may recommend that you follow a liquid diet during the initial stage of your recovery. Mouth rinses may also be advised to ensure optimal healing.
Post-procedure swelling will subside over the following months to reveal your new cheek contours. Maintaining a healthy weight will ensure that you can enjoy your buccal fat removal results for many years.
How Much Does Buccal Fat Removal Cost?
The cost of buccal fat removal depends on the specific details of your procedure. The total surgery time, complexity of your surgery, and whether you combine buccal fat removal with additional facial cosmetic surgeries will affect the price.
Contact Us to Schedule a Consultation
Dr. Ganchi has helped many patients overcome self-consciousness and achieve slim, sculpted, and natural-looking cheek contours with buccal fat removal in New Jersey. To learn more about this procedure and your options for sculpting the facial appearance you’ve always wanted, contact our office to schedule a consultation.