Buccal fat removal is an excellent procedure for people who either have a rounder, more cherubic, baby face (or chipmunk cheeks!) or who just want a more chiseled appearance. The good news is that it is quick, easy, leaves no scars, and has an extremely limited amount of downtime.
It’s also a fairly subtle change, which may have people looking twice and trying to work out if you’ve just lost a bit of weight or had some work done. For some examples, take a look at the before and after photos on the site to get an idea of how subtle the change can be.
The procedure itself is very simple and involves making a small incision in the inside of the mouth, detaching the fat, and removing it. Since the incision is on the inside of the mouth, there is no visible scarring, which makes the procedure a very attractive proposition. Recovery from the surgery takes only a day or so, and you will be back to normal within a week. Normal activities like work can resume the day after the procedure.
Now, looking over the reviews of the procedure on RealSelf.com, with only a 40% approval rating, there is scope for disappointment. This is usually due to either unrealistic expectations, or poor explanations on the part of the surgeon. As with all procedures, it is important to make sure that you have a full understanding of the surgery involved, and have discussed all the alternatives. The reality is that for patients who have long disliked their “chipmunk cheeks”, buccal fat pad removal can be a very rewarding procedure.
Dr. Vitenas focuses on the artistic and aesthetically natural aspects of cosmetic surgery and prides himself on maintaining the care and comfort of patients as well as making sure that they get the desired results.
Part of the preparation process, for example, uses advanced computer imaging to make sure that the patient is entirely happy with the expected outcome. This is backed up with photos of past patients, and with over 20 years of experience Dr. Vitenas has quite a back catalog to draw from.
To learn more about any aspect of cosmetic and plastic surgery, including facelifts and noninvasive cosmetic surgery procedures, contact Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery of Houston, Texas, at 281-484-0088.