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Buccal Fat Removal

Buccal fat removal is a surgical procedure to remove fat from the cheeks in the middle of the facial muscles, in the cheek hollows below the cheekbones. During the procedure Dr.Liliav will make an incision on the inside of your mouth, between your upper molars and your inner cheek.  if you feel your face is overly round, this is a simple and effective way of reducing lower facial fullness to slims and contour the cheekbone and transforms the facial shape from a square or boxy appearance to a more chiseled and attractive “V” or “heart” shape.

Who is a good candidate for Buccal Fat Removal?

Buccal fat removal procedure involves excising fat from cheeks, this is a mass of fat tissue deep within the cheek that can make your face look too bloated or full.  You might be a good candidate for buccal fat removal if you’re looking for a slimmer-looking face. This procedure can contour your cheeks and create a symmetry appearance that is attractive and balanced.

Because fat pad is subject to gravity and overtime we can experience droop, keep in mind a buccal fat removal can be done in combination with a facelift.

Key takeaways

  • Best candidates are does who dislike the fullness of their cheeks and the width of round face.
  • If you meet all health criteria and have a fuller face, you might be an ideal candidate.
  • You can expect to see results in several months. It takes time for your cheeks to settle into their new shape.
  • Consultation includes an analysis of your health history, medications you are taking, and what you desire to achieve with the procedure.
  •  Buccal fat removal may enhance the contours of your face and make it look thinner but will not drastically change your appearance therefore Realistic expectations as to what this surgical procedure can do is important.
  • Full recovery usually takes around 4 weeks.

Buccal Fat Removal FAQ

  • Q. Who are the best candidates for bucal fat removal?


    The best candidates for buccal fat removal are typically those who genetically are predisposed to a round and full face. If you are looking for facial slimming, contouring and cheekbone highlighting, buccal fat removal is a great approach.

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