What is 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, NV 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.
Can i have buccal fat removed?
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.
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.
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"Extremely friendly and helpful staff, Dr. Khorsandi is nothing short if amazing. He was knowledgeable and his bed side manner is impeccable. I would recommend him to anyone, friend or stranger! I am so please with my results and my recovery was much faster than expected. He really is the best, he has earned every award rightfully so."- A.S. / Google / Oct 22, 2019
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"I started going to Dr. K about two years ago and I would never go elsewhere for my procedures . He does an amazing job , my filler & Botox always looks great and the esthetician's here are also amazing , honestly the whole place and staff is amazing ,they are always more then happy to answer questions or concerns that you may have . The place is always so clean and the receptionist are always welcoming . They also offer a lot of non surgical procedures that help with skin tightening and cellulite. They are amazing I can go on and on . Highly recommend checking them out !!"- C.V. / Yelp / Oct 18, 2019
After Your surgery
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.
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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, NV 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.