Why Is Buccal Fat Removal So Popular?

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Posted: April 27, 2023


If you have spent any time on social media in the past year, you have likely heard about buccal fat removal. While it’s a buzzword in the beauty community and a trend amongst celebrities, the minor surgical procedure can permanently remove facial fat to create a slimmer, more sculpted profile. This is accomplished by removing the buccal fat pad, which is located in the area beneath your cheekbone. 

Why Is the Look So Popular?

By taking out excess cheek fat, buccal fat removal can leave you looking slimmer and younger. Buccal fat is the naturally occurring fat pad between your cheekbones and jawbones. The fat pads help shape your face, but some people have more buccal fat than others.

Buccal fat removal surgery reshapes the face, reduces puffiness in the cheeks, and creates more definition in the jawline. It also helps to reduce jowls and create a sharper chin line for people with round faces. One of the most noticeable features is more prominent, sculpted cheekbones made popular by celebrities who have undergone the procedure.

What About the Risks?

It is essential to understand that buccal fat removal is a medical procedure. While there are always risks associated with surgery, the procedure itself is considered safe when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon. During the surgery, Dr. Victor Perez makes a small incision into each cheek, creating two separate pockets in which fat can be safely removed. The fatty tissue is carefully scraped away, and the incisions are stitched closed to heal. Baccual fat removal can be done in as little as 20 minutes with local anesthesia.

With more than 25 years of experience, Dr. Perez has performed countless buccal fat removal procedures. The most common concerns we hear about afterward are minor and temporary, including swelling, tenderness, and inflammation. During your consultation, Dr. Perez will walk you through the procedure and help address any concerns you might have.

Scheduling Your Buccal Fat Removal Procedure

Considering buccal fat removal for yourself? Schedule an appointment with Renue Aesthetics Surgery in Overland Park, KS. Consultations can be booked over the phone (913-685-1108) or by visiting our website at victorperezmd.com.


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