Patients who are concerned with too much fullness in their faces should consider the Buccal Fat removal procedure. Buccal fat removal is a procedure that can leave you with a more contoured facial appearance and less puffy cheeks.
What is buccal fat removal?
Buccal fat removal is a plastic surgery procedure designed to reduce fullness in the lower cheeks by removing the fat pads from between the muscle plains in the cheeks. This creates a slimmer, more sculpted facial appearance and highlights the upper cheeks.
Who is a candidate for buccal fat removal?
Buccal fat removal is generally sought by individuals with excess fullness in the lower face, or what some refer to as “chipmunk cheeks,” “chubby cheeks,” or a “baby face.” As with any surgery, patients should be in good health and have realistic expectations.
What should I expect during a consultation for buccal fat removal?
During your consultation for buccal fat removal, Dr. Vitenas will go over your medical history, discuss your goals, and answer any questions that you may have. You will be able to view pre- and post-op photos of patients who have undergone buccal fat removal. Details of the procedure, including the technique, recovery, expected outcome, risks, costs, and financing options will all be discussed.
Where is the buccal fat removal surgery performed?
Dr. Vitenas performs the buccal fat removal procedure at Houston Surgery Center, an outpatient facility conveniently located in the same building as Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery.
What type of anesthesia is used for buccal fat removal?
Buccal fat removal is usually performed with local anesthesia but sedation or general anesthesia can be used.
Where are the incisions made for buccal fat removal?
The incisions for buccal fat removal are made inside the mouth, which means you won’t have any visible scarring once the procedure is finished.
Does buccal fat removal leave scars?
No. Because intraoral incisions are used, there is no visible scarring.
What is the recovery like after buccal fat removal?
The recovery after buccal fat removal is relatively quick and easy. Patients typically experience little swelling and almost no pain and most can return to work the next day.
When will I be able to return to work after undergoing buccal fat removal?
Work can usually be resumed within one day after the buccal fat removal procedure.
How much does buccal fat removal cost?
The exact buccal fat removal cost can vary from patient to patient. The price depends on an individual’s needs, the extent of correction, and if any other techniques are to be included in the operation. In general, the cost of buccal fat removal will range between $2,725 and $3,475. At Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery, the cost of your buccal fat removal is all-inclusive, with no hidden fees.
This includes the surgeon’s cost, the operating suite, pre-op and post-op care, anesthesia, and all follow-up appointments. The only additional expense will be any prescriptions, such as your antibiotic and pain medications. To determine the exact cost of your unique buccal fat removal, schedule a consultation with Dr. Vitenas, either in-person or online. Dr. Vitenas will come to understand your specific situation and then determine the exact price of your upcoming buccal fat removal.