About Buccal Fat Removal
While many of our Las Vegas area patients desire fuller cheeks and more mid-face volume, many clients are seeking to reduce the volume in this area. If you are seeking a slimmer, more contoured facial look and want to reduce prominent cheeks, Las Vegas board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi with VIP Plastic Surgery can help with buccal fat removal. Also known as cheek fat reduction, this facial cosmetic treatment specifically targets the cheek area to reduce fat and tissue in the mid-face for a more sculpted look. During this process, Dr. Khorsandi precisely and delicately removes the buccal fat pad tissue, which is naturally found in the cheek hollows. He then repositions and redefines the area so that your cheekbones have a natural look with renewed, enhanced beauty. If you have chubby cheeks or cheekbones that are hidden under excess fat and tissue, call VIP Plastic Surgery to learn more.
The best candidates for buccal fat removal are those patients who are self-conscious or unhappy with their mid-face and feel as though they have chubby cheeks. They dislike the rounder, less defined appearance that their cheeks bring to their face and wish to decrease this aspect for a slimmer, more defined look. Buccal fat removal is a growing treatment among patients who have lived with chubby cheeks and simply want a simple solution to look sharper and more contoured.
What To Expect
During your consultation at VIP Plastic Surgery, Dr. Khorsandi will examine your cheeks and discuss the removal of the buccal fat tissue. Depending on how much tissue and fat resides under and around the cheekbones will help Dr. Khorsandi create a custom approach for treatment. During the surgery, anesthesia is given and a small incision is made on the inside of the mouth, as well as on the inside of your cheek. The buccal fat pad will be removed, and then the incisions will be closed with sutures. Many times, the cheekbones may need to be slightly repositioned. This can be done with sutures for a natural result.
"Had a hair transplant one year ago, and can honestly say it is the best thing I have ever done for myself. Took me many years to take the plunge, but I am so glad that I did."- J.S. / Google / Jul 04, 2019
"So I am updating my review and I'm still giving everyone a 5+ star rating! I did the fraxel on Monday and it's Sunday evening and yes I am still pink but the results are amazing! My hyper pigmentation and most of my texture is gone! I also received a chin implant with Dr K on Wednesday so I'm still swollen with that but I know I'm going to love the result of that as well! Again I need to give a shout put to Mel for being a beast with a laser! She is my go to when it comes to my aesthetic needs and also Dr K for giving me confidence with my profile. I just wish the swelling would go down faster! lol damn lack of patience. Well I now have a laundry list of other things I would like to tweak. And I know VIP is the place I can trust and know I'll get the best work done!"- V.B. / Yelp / Feb 18, 2017
"Dr. Khorsandi preformed a BA on me 2 years ago. I'm absolutely content with my decision and the sum of money I spent. His staff is extremely welcoming. I would say his bedside manner is very good. I did not experience much discomfort the days following my surgery. I have very natural results. People are always very surprised when I reveal to them I've had a BA."- J.C. / Yelp / Jun 28, 2019
"I absolutely love Dr. K and his staff. He is honest, knows his stuff, and does an AMAZING job. He talks to you like you're a human and makes every interaction with you personable. He is real, which is what I love. During my consultation, I was looking at getting a lift and implants. Instead of just taking the extra money, Dr. K told me that I didn't need to get a lift at this time. Any other doctor I saw prior to him were all for it because it gives them more money, but Dr. K gave me his honest and expert opinion. I got my breast augmentation done August 2018 (without lift), and one of my implants didn't drop. Dr. K helped give me different ways of trying to get it to drop prior to having to go through surgery again, but unfortunately, my body is just stubborn. Dr. K ended up doing the surgery to pull down the implant April 2019 (which he didn't even charge for), and they look AMAZING! This is the best investment I have made and I am so glad that I went with Dr. K. I highly recommend using him!"- K.S. / Yelp / Jun 24, 2019
"Getting a hair transplant has been one of the greatest things I’ve ever done!!! I’ve been worried about my hair since age 20. I am now 40 and never ever think about it anymore. It’s been the greatest gift I’ve ever given myself. Sure you can buy a yourself a watch or a car but none of those will be staring back at you in the mirror every single day like a full head of hair! I thought about it for years and picking up the phone to make the appointment was probably the hardest part of the whole process. After I hung up that call I felt a rush go thru my entire body, “am I really going to have a full head of hair?”When I arrived in Vegas I was greeted by Lee (who is one of the all time positive guys I’ve ever met, a real gem!) He met me in the morning at my hotel and talked me thru the entire day! It was a wonderful to have someone with me since I had traveled alone....a personal concierge if you will. This seems to be a recurring theme at VIP Plastic Surgery, the personal touch. We are far to used to feeling like a number in this fast paced world and it was nice to feel that the entire office was catering to only me! Lee was with me the entire day, helped with my prescriptions, and generally kept the mood light throughout the process! I had my consultation with Dr Khorsandi, what an impressive guy! It was obvious that he was born to do this work. He comes from a family of doctors and it shows in his patience and understanding. We laughed like we had known each other our whole lives! Ive never seen somebody mix east coast sensibilities with west coast asthetic! This guy is the real deal.The surgery itself was pretty uneventful surprisingly! The only irritation I felt was from the first needle to numb the area. After that I didn’t feel a thing! What else could you ask for! ? After the surgery I went back to my hotel and fell asleep. No agony, no pain.....just a wonderful night in a quiet hotel room! I said my goodbyes and flew home a few days later.It’s now been a year since the surgery and literally have a full head of hair. Not some coverage, A FULL HEAD! I’m able to exercise and live life without any restrictions! If you would’ve told me a few years ago that this was possible I would not have believed you, DR KHORSANDI IS A MIRACLE WORKER! Thank you for allowing me to live my life the way I always wanted to! Seriously, pick up the phone and give VIP Plastic Surgery a call. They are solid people top to bottom, a class organization!"- S.B. / Google / May 14, 2019
Following buccal fat removal surgery, patients will experience some bruising, swelling, and minor discomfort as the facial structure adheres to its new size. The overall recovery period is generally quite short. The great news is that immediately following this treatment, even with some swelling, the results can be seen immediately. Once the swelling is gone and the cheeks adjust to their new position, optimal results can be revealed leaving patients with a slimmer, more contoured and well-defined cheek area.
Plan Your Procedure
Look More Sculpted
If you are have been living with chubby cheeks or were born with excess tissue in and around your mid-face, buccal fat removal may be a great procedure for you. We invite you to call VIP Plastic Surgery and schedule your consultation with Las Vegas area board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi. Dr. Khorsandi is an expert in facial cosmetic surgeries and treatments and offers a number of procedures to create gorgeous, natural outcomes. Buccal fat removal is a popular cosmetic choice that can make your face look more defined and sculpted. This helps to create that sharper look you’ve always wanted.