Are you feeling self-conscious about your chubby cheeks or a lack of facial definition? If so, you’re not alone. Many people struggle with excess buccal fat, which can mask the natural contours of the face and create a rounded or plump appearance. Fortunately, buccal fat removal is an effective procedure that can help you achieve the facial symmetry and definition you’ve been longing for. Buccal fat removal, also known as buccal lipectomy, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that involves removing excess fat from the cheeks. The buccal fat pads are located in the cheek area and are responsible for the roundness of the face. In some individuals, these fat pads can become overdeveloped, leading to a chubby, round face or an appearance described as a “baby face.”
Our board-certified plastic surgeon at North Raleigh Plastic Surgery specializes in buccal fat removal and has helped countless patients achieve the aesthetic results they desire. Our expert team is committed to providing personalized care, answering your frequently asked questions about buccal fat removal, and utilizing the latest techniques to ensure optimal results for every patient. During your initial consultation, our plastic surgeon will take the time to understand your goals and expectations. We will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the procedure, including what to expect during and after the surgery, and will answer any questions you may have. Our plastic surgeon will also examine your facial structure and discuss your desired outcome to determine if buccal fat removal is right for you.
Buccal fat removal is performed under local or general anesthesia. During the procedure, the surgeon will first make small incisions inside the cheeks to access the buccal fat pads. The fat is then carefully removed using specialized tools, such as hemostats and surgical scissors. The incisions are then closed with dissolvable stitches. The procedure typically takes 30 minutes to one hour, and patients return home the same day. The results of buccal fat removal are usually permanent, but some weight gain in the future could impact the results. The procedure is usually performed on individuals who are seeking a more defined or slimmer facial appearance. Buccal fat removal should only be performed by a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon, as improper removal can result in facial asymmetry or nerve damage.
Don't let excess buccal fat hold you back any longer. Contact our board-certified plastic surgeon at North Raleigh Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation for buccal fat removal. Our expert team is committed to providing personalized care and utilizing the latest techniques to help you achieve your desired aesthetic results. Let us help you feel more confident and satisfied with your appearance by giving you the defined facial structure you’ve always desired. Please give us a call at 919-532-2270 or complete our easy-to-use online contact form below.