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Buccal Fat Removal in Las Vegas, NV

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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.

What are the Benefits of Buccal Fat Removal
  • Slims and contours the face

  • Eliminates unwanted volume in the cheeks (chubby cheeks)

  • Defines facial features

  • Enhances the aesthetics of the cheekbones

  • Improves facial harmony and balance

  • No facial scarring or incisions

  • Recovery is short

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!

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45 yr old wife & mama of 4 here. I was starting to see brown spots & age from sun damage so decided to call around for a fraxel consult after researching peels on the net. After meeting with Melanie from VIP, I felt confident that fraxel was it! I feel 10 years younger & love that I don't have to cover up with foundation anymore. Thank you Melanie for making this aging mama feel beautiful again. :)

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Sometimes you watch your diet and exercise regularly, but you still can't manage to change something about that you just don't like. Here is where VIP comes in. My experience there was fantastic overall. Dr K is knowledgeable and personable, and you will definitely feel in good hands. He is a surgeon and an artist. That's the perfect combo for a plastic surgeon. The office staff are super friendly as well. On one occasion I did wait a very long time in the room before being seen, but that was one visit out of many. Overall Dr K and his staff are great, and you will be in good hands for whatever procedure you choose.

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Dr Khorsandi and his team has given me such great, thorough care throughout my entire experience. Not only am I extremely happy with my results, but the amount of care they have put in to my healing process has made me feel so well cared for. They genuinely want you to look and feel your best, and they are the absolute best at what they do! I have many friends that only trust VIP with their services and now I know why! Thank you so much to the entire team for making me feel comfortable, safe, more confident than ever and for my amazing results! You all are amazing!

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Several of our staff and Talent have used this practice for a few different treatments, we had all good experiences and wanted to share below: Laser Tattoo Removal: After using 4 different laser professionals over the years, theirs is by far the strongest and most powerful thus far. More ink was removed in 1 session than any previous session with others. Morpheus: Was skeptical this would actually work.. but within 10 days the little tuft under the chin was GONE. And the slight sagging along the jawline gone ( we only did next/chin/jawline not entire face ). Will definitely repeat once a year to remain snatched! Patient age 37 and fit w/ trouble tightening that specific area with exercise / diet alone. This really worked. A++ Lip lift: For those who can't achieve the high cupids bow look with filler or want to minimize how much filler they need, slam dunk. Recovery was easy, looked 7-8 years younger post-op. Game changer. Finally the lips always desired and without filler. C02 Laser: Used 1 year post-op from lip lift to minimize scarring. Depending on how your body heals / how you scar a white spider-y scar can develop over time. 1-2 sessions with the C02 laser and it's nearly invisible. Some prefer to do their whole face for fresh youthful skin and the results we saw were GREAT. Also - Mel is amazing we love her!! And Dr K is highly experienced, makes you feel comfortable and the process fun. Highly recommend VIP for literally everything ❤️

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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. 

Surgical Technique

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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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.

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.

Will buccal fat grow back?

Once buccal fat has been removed it will not come back. However, if your weight fluctuates, you may notice increased fullness in your cheeks. Before deciding if buccal fat removal is right for you, you should consider if you are at your ideal weight as to maintain your overall results.

Will my cheeks sag after buccal fat removal?

If too much buccal fat is removed from the cheeks, it can cause a deflated or sagging look to the face. This is why it is important to choose a skilled plastic surgeon, like Dr. Khorsandi, to perform your buccal fat removal procedure. During a thorough consultation, Dr. Khorsandi will create a customized procedure plan that ensures you receive your overall desired results.

Does removing buccal fat help get rid of a double chin?

Buccal fat removal may help with the appearance of a double chin. However, for some patients, chin or neck liposuction may be a better option to reduce the look of a double chin. If this is your main concern, talk with Dr. Khorsandi about which treatment may be ideal for you.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.