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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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Been a patient since 2020. My experience with Dr K (and the entire team at VIP) has been so positive that I come here all the way from Massachusetts. Whether we are touching up my filler or undergoing surgery (ive had incredible results with breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, face/neck lift, and upper bleph) Doc will always be straightforward about being realistic with expectations, its easy to get carried away and expect him to perform mircales lol. I suggest anyone interested in getting work done.. try to be as specific as possible with what your desired outcome is, that way you can learn the most upfront and there wont be any surprises in the end. I noticed some of the negative reviews are from people that have never even stepped foot in the office, its like they just saw an article and decided to dogpile, how is that fair? Try having some perspective and understanding before spreading negativity.

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VIP surgery is amazing. Dr. Khorsandi and his staff are excellent. My wife and I have had many procedures done here and they have all turned out perfect. He is our Dr. and will be moving forward.

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Stop looking for the best plastic surgeon because you just landed on Dr. Christopher Khorsandi and found the ELITE. I cannot put into short words how grateful I am to have chosen Dr. Khorsandi and his incredible team for my breast augmentation revision. Had I found him sooner I would’ve never had to have a revision in the first place. From the moment I sent my inquiry for a consultation to the day I stepped into his office I just knew I was making the best decision. I expressed my concerns to Dr. Khorsandi and he knew exactly what needed to be done without hesitation or question. The trust was immediate so I moved forward with scheduling the revision. At pre-op everything was solidified and bloodwork was done to make sure I was in good health to even have the procedure which wasn’t something my previous surgeon did. Fast forward to surgery day, check in was seamless and I was in the operating room before I knew it. With my revision Dr. Khorsandi had to repair my pockets and add a Galaflex internal mesh to prevent them from bottoming out again and falling into my armpits. With all of this there was certainly more discomfort this time around but it was worth it in the end. My insecurity is gone and my confidence is through the roof. So I just want to thank Dr. Khorsandi, Patricia, Sara, Yadira, Tina, Melanie, and everyone on his team for all they have done. I’ve now done Dysport and Laser Tattoo removal with them because they are WORTH IT. Now, I just want to add that when I came to write the review I noticed some recent negative reviews that are just completely absurd. Most of which come from people who have only left negative reviews wherever they go. One in specific left negative reviews on multiple plastic surgeons in the valley so if you’re reading this I hope you’re grown enough to understand that there are malicious people everywhere who attack businesses behind keyboards and have never stepped foot in this office. Make the call for your consultation because you will not regret it and you'll see for yourself that you're in the best hands.

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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.