Buccal Fat Pad Removal

Buccal Fat Removal

Buccal fat removal, sometimes called cheek reduction surgery, is a popular facial procedure that involves removing excess fat from the cheeks to create a more sculpted, slim, and elegant facial appearance. Call 212-475-8100 today to schedule your buccal fat removal consultation with double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. George Ferzli in New York, NY.

Understanding Buccal Fat and Its Impact on Facial Appearance

Before diving into the details of buccal fat removal, it's essential to understand what buccal fat is and its role in your facial appearance. Buccal fat is a portion of fat that's located in the cheek area. This particular type of cheek fat has a significant impact on your face shape, as it can make it look fuller or more rounded.

Some people naturally have more prominent buccal fat than others. If you are one of them, then you may find that your cheekbones aren't well-defined. In this case, it’s perfectly normal to desire a more sculpted or slimmed-down facial appearance, and that's where buccal fat reduction comes into play. This facial plastic surgery procedure involves the removal or reduction of the buccal fat pad, ultimately resulting in a more contoured and refined facial appearance.

Ideal Candidates for Buccal Fat Removal Surgery

If you're considering buccal fat removal, it's important to understand what makes someone an ideal match for this face-slimming surgery. While many people might benefit from this procedure, there are certain candidacy requirements that must be met. Generally, ideal candidates for buccal fat removal are those who are unhappy with the roundness of their face and would like a slimmer, more sculpted appearance. They should also have realistic expectations about the outcome, and understand the risks associated with the procedure.

Ideal candidates should also be in good overall health, as certain medical conditions or medications can interfere with the healing process. Furthermore, those considering buccal fat removal should be at a stable weight.

To better assess your personal candidacy for the procedure, you should consult with a qualified surgeon. Our facial plastic surgeon in New York will take the time to review your relevant health history, discuss the pros and cons of buccal fat removal, and determine if it can achieve your goals before recommending it.

Buccal Fat Reduction Techniques

Buccal fat removal generally involves excision of the fat pad. 

This method creates an incision in the mouth to be able to access the fat. Once the fat is removed, our surgeon then sutures the incision closed. 

To determine the best fat reduction method for you, Dr. Ferzli will consider factors such as your facial anatomy, the amount of fat to be removed, and your desired results. It's important to consult with a qualified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in this type of procedure, such as Dr. Ferzli, to ensure you achieve the best outcome and avoid complications.

Buccal Fat Pad Surgery Recovery

The recovery period for buccal fat pad surgery varies from person to person, but it typically takes around one to three weeks for swelling and bruising to subside. During this time, it's important to follow post-operative care instructions provided by your surgeon, including attending follow-up visit(s), taking prescribed medications, and avoiding strenuous activities.

It's also crucial to keep realistic expectations and understand that results from buccal fat pad removal may not be visible immediately after the surgery. It takes time for swelling and bruising to subside. Gradually, your facial contours will start to become more defined, and you will get to enjoy the slimmer and more sculpted appearance that motivated you to get this procedure.

Schedule a Buccal Fat Removal Consultation

If you're located in New York and seeking information about face-slimming surgery options, don't hesitate to reach out to double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. George Ferzli, who specializes in buccal fat removal and reduction. He can help you understand the procedure and determine if it's the right choice for your individual health, concerns, and aesthetic goals. Call Ferzli Facial Plastic Surgery at 212-475-8100 to get started.

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