Buccal Fat Removal

Buccal Fat Removal, also known as buccal lipectomy, is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of fat pads from the cheek area. This procedure is typically preferred by individuals who desire a more defined facial contour, especially those with round and full cheeks or excessive fat accumulation that causes the cheeks to appear puffy during chewing. Buccal fat removal is a cosmetic intervention aimed at making facial features appear slimmer and more contoured.

Procedure Overview:

  1. Consultation: Before the procedure, a detailed consultation with a plastic surgeon is essential. The surgeon evaluates the patient’s desires and expectations, conducts a physical examination, and provides information on potential risks and outcomes.
  2. Anesthesia: Buccal fat removal is usually performed under general anesthesia, ensuring the patient is comfortable and pain-free during the procedure.
  3. Incisions: The surgeon typically makes a small incision inside the cheek. This incision provides access to the fat tissue and leaves minimal scarring.
  4. Fat Tissue Removal: The surgeon removes the excess fat tissue from the cheek area, resulting in slimmer and more defined cheeks.
  5. Closing the Incisions: The incisions are generally closed with self-dissolving sutures, and the scars are minimal.