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.
"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
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"I have been seeing Dr. Khorsandi for various procedures since 2016 and he is the most knowledgeable, skillful and trustworthy plastic surgeons in Nevada. He truly cares about his patients and their well-being. Dr. Khorsandi's staff is also very attentive and helpful. Thank you Dr. Khorsandi, you rock! Deborah V. "- D.V. / Healthgrades / Sep 25, 2021
"Minor stomach lipo & Fupa lift - overall, I really recommend VIP! - I figured to leave a good review on here. Because the Doctor is cool & does a good job for real. I was skeptic & scared at first due to lack of 'before & after' photos on the site or any videos, but thankfully, he really is good.I'm 5'3, 114 pounds. I had a minimal fat on my stomach that you could see mainly just when I sat down which is natural but I wanted to get rid of it anyway & Pubic area lift because after 10 pounds of Quarantine 2020 weight loss, that FUPA was just not going away. Dr. Khorsandi did a good job. The scar looked pretty scary at first but in 1 month it just turned into a thin pink line that will eventually fade.I read reviews that people complained that he seemed not very carrying, I must disagree, He's very caring. They are just really busy & have to take patients fast. So with FUPA lift... be prepared to have a brutal discomfort for the first 3-4 days. No pain really, just extreme discomfort, weird unpleasant sensations & slow careful walking. It gets better every 7 days I noticed.Anesthesiologist doctor was really cool too. I had panic attacks before the procedure from being afraid but everything went very well. It felt like I slept for 20 minutes when in reality it was about 2-3 hours. Prices at VIP are better than in stupid LA too. California is obnoxious with pricing! Overall, I really recommend VIP! You will not be disappointed."- S. / RealSelf / Jul 25, 2021
"Best Decision of my Life - I had a rhinoplasty and liposuction on my chin/neck area by Doctor Khorsandi exactly one year ago in July of 2020. I have hated my nose and side profile my ENTIRE life. I would never take pictures of myself looking to the side because I was so embarrassed of it. I finally decided that I needed to do something about it so I came to real self to look at doctors and read reviews. When I came across Doctor Khorsandi I was so impressed with the reviews and before and after photos I booked a consultation. The whole process was so easy and everyone was so nice! Doctor Khorsandi created an image of my nose and how it would turn out and I loved it but the day before my surgery there was something I wanted to change. I was hesitant to call and ask if this was something that I could do because I did not want them to be annoyed that I waited until the last minute, but I did and they were SO understanding. They got me right in and Doctor Khorsandi tweaked the image perfectly and with no complaints that I had been annoying and wanted a change lol. I truly can’t fully express in this review how happy I am with how everything turned out. I get so many compliments on my nose…literally just last night at the bar I was approached by a guy who said “I know this is a really random thing to compliment but you have a beautiful nose” and that was not the first time someone randomly approached me and said that since having my surgery. It’s the best feeling ever!!! Thanks so much to Dr Khorsandi! If you are thinking about getting this done, do not wait any longer!!"- S. / RealSelf / Jul 15, 2021
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.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $4,950 - $4,950
- Recovery Time
- 4-6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 45 Min - 1 Hour
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
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.