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Buccal Fat Removal

Buccal Fat Removal near Denver, CO

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What is Buccal Fat Removal?

While chubby cheeks may seem endearing in younger individuals, many adults are bothered by the appearance of excess fat in the mid-face. Buccal fat removal is a cheek reduction procedure that removes excess pads of fat in the face to create a slimmer, more contoured profile. The award-winning surgeons at Colorado Facial Plastic Surgery utilize a minimally invasive technique to perform facial fat removal procedures for patients throughout the Denver area. Please contact our facial plastic surgery center in Englewood, CO to schedule a consultation, and learn if this buccal fat removal treatment can help you look and feel more confident!

How Does Buccal Fat Removal Work?

Men and women who have naturally large cheeks, excess fat in the mid-face, asymmetric cheeks due to medical conditions or trauma, or those who simply wish to get rid of chubby cheeks may be excellent candidates for buccal fat removal. Cheek reduction surgery typically takes about an hour to complete and may be performed under local anesthesia, IV sedation, or general anesthesia. Our expert surgeons will remove a portion of or the entire buccal fat pad through an incision made in your mouth or in the lower portion of your face, depending on your needs and goals. After healing has occurred, you should be able to enjoy a more angular, contoured face with natural-looking results.

Buccal Fat Removal FAQ

How long is recovery after buccal fat removal?

Most patients will have swelling that begins to subside about three days after surgery. Some patients may have some measure of swelling for up to 2 – 4 weeks after surgery. Results usually become noticeable about 2 – 3 months after your surgery as the swelling lessens and your body adjusts.

Does buccal fat removal surgery hurt?

Buccal fat removal is a soft-tissue surgery, meaning any pain or discomfort afterward is very minimal. If post-op pain is a concern, our surgeons can prescribe pain medications to help you remain comfortable during your recovery.

How long does buccal fat removal surgery take?

The surgery to remove a part of or the entire buccal fat pad in your face is relatively quick, only taking about an hour on average.

Are you asleep for buccal fat removal surgery?

While buccal fat removal surgery is often performed under general anesthesia, meaning you are asleep, it can also be performed with IV sedation or local anesthesia. Whether or not you’ll need general anesthesia will depend on your needs and goals, but whatever type of anesthesia is recommended for your surgery, the experienced surgeons at Colorado Facial Plastic Surgery will take the appropriate measures to ensure you are comfortable during your procedure.

A Slimmer, Defined Facial Profile

Excess cheek fat may bring a fuller, chubbier appearance to the face, impacting how you feel about your overall appearance. Our skilled team at Colorado Facial Plastic Surgery offers buccal fat removal procedures to remove excess fat from the cheeks and create a slimmer, more defined facial profile. To learn about buccal fat removal costs, benefits, financing, and other details, contact our Englewood, CO team and reserve your consultation today!

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