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At Batniji Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Rami Batniji performs removal of buccal fat for Newport Beach patients. Also known as cheek reduction surgery, this procedure is a popular way to improve cheek structure and make one’s facial appearance look slimmer and contoured.
What Is Buccal Fat?
Buccal fat is one of the multiple masses of fat found in the cheeks. This rounded pad of fat is located under the cheekbones and fills up the hollow of the face. Though buccal fat pads are in every person’s cheeks, their sizes vary from small to normal to unusually large.
Since buccal fat is located in the middle of the face, it gives the lower third of the face a rounded and chubby appearance. In some cases, a buccal fat pad can even create a visible bulge on the face. Many people who are not happy with the appearance of their cheeks choose surgical buccal fat removal.
Are You an Ideal Candidate?
Anyone in their early adulthood or older can choose to undergo buccal fat reduction surgery. Ideal candidates are unhappy with the exaggerated volume in their cheeks and want to thin them out.
For buccal fat removal, a candidate must have a certain volume of buccal fat in their cheeks. This surgery is not recommended for people with narrow faces, since it could make their cheeks appear even hollower as they get older.
– Keivan V., Laguna Niguel, CA.
During your initial buccal fat removal consultation, Dr. Batniji will discuss all the details of the surgery, along with your expectations. He will ensure that the surgery is suitable for you by reviewing your complete medical history, including past procedures and any allergies.
Dr. Batniji might ask you to skip any medications or make lifestyle changes before the date of your surgery. Listen carefully to what Dr. Batniji says and follow his instructions closely.
How Is Buccal Fat Removal Surgery Performed?
Buccal fat removal first requires administration of local anesthesia to ensure that the patient doesn’t feel any pain during the surgery.
Since it is a fat removal technique, an incision must be made in the cheek area to expose the buccal fat. This small incision is created on the inside of the cheek to hide any post-surgical marks, and then pressure is exerted from the outside to completely expose the fat pad.
When the buccal fat is clearly visible, the doctor removes it. The incision is then sealed and stitched back to heal.
Healing and Recovery
During the buccal fat removal recovery period, it is important to take good care of yourself and to follow Dr. Batniji’s care directions. This will allow you to recuperate quickly and to minimize any chance of post-surgical complications.
After the surgery, Dr. Batniji might ask you to go on a liquid diet for a few days. This will be crucial to your recovery, since chewing solid food may take a lot of effort and can even diminish the results. Because the incisions are made inside the mouth, proper incision care is vital.
The Results of Buccal Fat Removal
After all swelling has faded and recovery is complete, the results of this surgery will be noticeable. The cheeks will have lost their excess volume and gained new definition. The cheekbones will have become more prominent, and the face will look better contoured and more youthful.
Buccal Fat Removal Cost
When considering any surgical procedure, cost must always be taken into account. The price of buccal fat removal varies depending on the unique details of each case, including total procedure time and amount of tissue removed.
Find out more about removal of buccal fat in Newport Beach – contact Batniji Facial Plastic Surgery for your consultation. Dr. Rami Batniji will be available to answer your questions and help you contour your cheeks.