Buccal fat is what gives the lower cheek fullness, this fat is located above the jaw and below the cheekbone. Removing buccal fat makes the face look thinner and more defined. Buccal fat removal, also referred to as a cheek reduction and bichectomy, aims to thin the cheeks, particularly in the area of the cheek hollows, to give patients a more contoured facial appearance.
What are the benefits of buccal fat removal?
Achieve a More Chiseled Appearance
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Achieve A Thinner Face
Do you have puffy, chipmunk-like cheeks but are not overweight? Buccal cheek fat removal is a great solution to create a slimmer face — and change the face shape from heavy and square to oval for a more sophisticated look.
What does Buccal Fat Removal Surgery Entail?
Buccal fat cheek surgery removes fat from the fat of the cheeks to give patients a more sculpted look. The surgery is performed under local anesthesia and generally only takes an hour. This minimally invasive procedure involves a small incision inside the mouth. This procedure is also generally combined with other facial procedures such as rhinoplasty.
Are you a candidate for Buccal Fat removal?
If you are bothered by your cheeks, have a fairly stable weight and are physically healthy, you may be a good fit for buccal fat removal. Dr. Sarmela Sunder in Beverly Hills is a double board certified Facial Plastic surgeon, specialize in creating natural-looking chiseled profiles. During your consultation, she will help you to decide whether this surgery is the best option for you.
If you are in the Beverly Hills area and are considering Buccal Fat Removal, we invite you request an appointment or call us at (310) 455-8119.