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Candidates for buccal fat removal

If your face has a babyish, round appearance, buccal fat removal can create a facial look that is more structured and balanced. The procedure can be performed relatively quickly and can subtly alter your facial structure to create an attractive balance to your look.

What are the benefits of buccal fat removal?

The benefits of this procedure include:

  • Creates cheek definition
  • Creates a more refined facial structure
  • Creates a more attractive overall facial look
  • Resolves overly round cheeks
  • Enhances self-confidence

What is the surgery?

The surgery is a minor procedure performed on an out-patient basis, requiring about 30 to 60 minutes to complete. The incisions are placed inside your mouth, and the fat pad gently removed, leaving no visible scars. A local anesthetic is injected into the area, the incision created, the fat pad removed, and the incision closed with carefully placed stitches.

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Who is a candidate for buccal fat pad removal?

A good candidate for this minor surgery will be in good general health, a non-smoker, and understands the procedure and recovery, and what to expect in results. People who undergo buccal fat pad removal do so to address:

  • Chubby cheeks
  • Puffy cheeks
  • Round face
  • “Baby” face
  • Want a more sculpted facial shape

Why choose Face Austin?

At Face Austin, your facial reshaping will be performed by a leading facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Antunes. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, his education and experience in facial surgery are above and beyond most surgeons in the region. Beyond his professional skills, Dr. Antunes and his team have established a clinic that is a haven of support. At Face Austin, we specialize in facial plastic surgery and are committed to doing everything we can to deliver the results you want. We provide a world-class patient experience, and our plastic surgeon has a personal goal to ensure every person he treats is thrilled with the results. He has built his practice on the philosophy that there are no shortcuts to quality. His advanced techniques and meticulous approach make him among the most trusted facial surgery specialists in the Austin area.

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What is the recovery after buccal fat removal?

After your surgery, you can expect some facial swelling, which will slowly diminish in the days and weeks ahead. After the swelling has disappeared, you can enjoy a more structured facial look. The incisions require about a week to ten days to heal. In the first phase of recovery, to protect the incisions, you will need to eat a liquid or soft foods diet. You will be provided with aftercare instructions to help speed your recovery, including a medication schedule.

Which other procedures can help create a more attractive facial balance?

Buccal fat pad removal may be just one aspect of your facial restructuring. If you are seeking a more comprehensive change, a combination of procedures may be ideal, such as adding volume at the chin with chin augmentation, a facelift, neck lift, liposuction to remove a double chin, or dermal filler injections to create more prominent cheekbones, among others. At Face Austin, every treatment is customized, and we will spend all the time you need to discuss what you are hoping to achieve and how to best meet your vision for your look.

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