Is buccal fat removal a good idea?

Buccal fat removal is a surgery that reduces the size of your cheeks. A surgeon removes the buccal fat pads, creating a slimmer face. If you meet certain health criteria and have a fuller face, you might be an ideal candidate. In general, the procedure is considered safe.

Do buccal fat pads grow back?

Buccal Fat is a specific reservoir of fat in your cheeks. Once this fat has been removed, it cannot come back.

Does buccal fat removal make a difference?

Nashville-based board certified plastic surgeon Jacob Unger, MD, explains that “when executed properly, buccal fat removal gently changes the contour of the face. But it can certainly be over-resected – which means too much fat is removed. Going from a full face to a severely sculpted look is not subtle.

What are the cons of buccal fat removal?

“Buccal fat removal over time can result in a very thin and sometimes gaunt appearance as people age. It can accentuate the changes we already see with aging.

Can you get rid of buccal fat naturally?

You cannot typically get rid of the Buccal Fat pad naturally. This fat does not interfere with age. It also does not atrophy with weight loss. The key is it’s a deep fat pocket that leads to the lower third fullness in the cheek.

At what age does buccal fat go away?

Usually, there is a significant increase in buccal fat between the ages of 10-20, and then a slow, ongoing reduction until about 50. With that said, everyone is different.

How long does buccal fat removal take to heal?

It generally takes about seven to 10 days for the tissues inside the mouth to recover following buccal fat pad removal. As such, a patient may need to maintain a soft or semi-liquid diet in the first few days after surgery. A special mouth rinse is sometimes recommended for use after a buccal lipectomy.

Does buccal fat removal improve jawline?

Buccal fat removal is best performed to slim the cheek area and face. Dr. Barrera has extensive experience in buccal fat removal and best facelift surgery techniques to offer patients an improved jawline, tighter neck, and slimmer face.

Does buccal fat shrink with weight loss?

Does buccal fat go away with weight loss? If you lose weight, you may notice some diminishment of your buccal fat pads. However, they’ll still be larger in proportion to the rest of your face.

How long does it take to heal from buccal fat removal?

Is buccal fat removal painful?

Since Buccal fat pad removal is a soft tissue procedure, discomfort is mild. Though pain is rare, patients are given pain medications to take home in case you need them.

Can you brush teeth after buccal fat removal?

Yes, though you should be careful. Brush your teeth gently and be careful to avoid the incision areas. Also, do not rinse your mouth with anything, including water or mouthwash until okayed.