What Is Buccal Fat Removal and How Is It Used?

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Posted: March 21, 2024

buccal fat removal  If you have excess fat on your cheeks that does not go away no matter how much you diet and exercise, there may be a solution that can help. For some, buccal fat removal helps individuals overcome this concern. This innovative procedure is gaining popularity among individuals looking to sculpt their facial structure and achieve a more defined look. What exactly is buccal fat removal, and how does it work? Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about this cosmetic surgery technique and whether it could be the solution you have been searching for.

Explaining Buccal Fat Removal

Buccal fat removal is also known as buccal lipectomy or cheek fat removal. The surgical technique slims the face by removing fat pads directly from your lower cheek.

It’s important to understand how this differs from cheek liposuction. In liposuction procedures, fat is literally vacuumed away from your body through a small tube.

Buccal fat removal is entirely surgical. While it is a minor surgery and outpatient procedure, it often has a longer recovery time compared to liposuction. Most importantly, buccal fat removal extracts the entire fat pad from the targeted region.

How Is Buccal Fat Removal Used?

Buccal fat removal is designed to help sculpt the shape of your face. It does not address underlying medical conditions. That said, it can help some find more confidence and comfort in how they look.

Digging into the specifics, buccal fat removal uses sculpting techniques to emphasize the cheekbones and jawlines. It narrows the lower face, helping patients to achieve aesthetic goals.

Considering how the procedure works, it’s important to note a couple of things. This procedure is best for patients who are in good general health. Some underlying conditions could complicate the surgery.

Also, fat removal of any kind works best for patients who are already near their ideal weight. Significant increases or decreases in weight can alter the results of any cosmetic surgery.

Contact Renue Aesthetic Surgery Today

Dr. Victor Perez's extensive training and years of experience have made him a highly skilled and sought-after plastic surgeon, dedicated to helping his patients achieve their desired appearance with the best possible results. He is a respected member of various reputable organizations in the field, demonstrating his commitment to staying on top of the latest advancements and techniques in plastic surgery. 

If you are considering buccal fat removal or any other cosmetic procedure, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at Renue Aesthetic Surgery with Dr. Perez today for personalized care and exceptional results that can truly enhance your life. Get started today by calling our office in Overland Park at 913-685-1129.