Buccal Fat Removal
Achieve a Slimmer Facial Appearance
Buccal fat removal is a cosmetic procedure that involves the removal of excess fat in the cheek area. By removing this fat, we can create more definition in the cheeks and a more slimmer facial appearance. Patients may have a rounder-looking face due to genetic factors, even after regular diet and exercise. Buccal fat removal effectively removes this fat to contour the face and help you feel more confident.
Dr. Garibyan and Dr. Kuang perform this procedure in the comfort of our office in Groton, MA. If you desire a slimmer-looking face and more definition in your cheeks, we invite you to contact Premier Center for Oral, Dental Implant & Facial Surgery today to see if buccal fat removal is right for you.
What is Buccal Fat?
Buccal fat is a layer of fat in the middle of your cheek. It sits between facial muscles in the hollow area beneath the cheekbones. Everyone has these buccal fat areas and the size of these areas affects the way your face is shaped. Some patients desire a slimmer face with more prominent cheekbones and can achieve these results through buccal fat removal.
Is Buccal Fat Removal Safe?
When performed by a licensed professional, buccal fat removal is a safe and effective cosmetic surgery procedure. Dr. Garibyan and Dr. Kuang are both highly skilled oral surgeons with years of training and expertise. As oral surgeons, they are qualified to administer all forms of anesthesia while monitoring patients for their safety.
In addition to their oral surgery training, both surgeons at Premier Center for Oral, Dental Implant & Facial Surgery respond to trauma calls at nearby hospitals and belong to numerous professional organizations in their field. As one of our patients, you can feel confident that you are receiving a high level of care for any procedure and our team will always prioritize your health and safety.
Buccal Fat Removal Procedure
During your consultation, you will meet with one of our surgeons and talk about your cosmetic goals. We will explore all of the cosmetic treatments available so you can make an informed decision on the next steps you’d like to take. If buccal fat removal is right for you, we will schedule a date for you to return to our office for the procedure.
Buccal fat removal only takes a few minutes to complete. It is performed using local anesthesia or IV sedation for your comfort. We will talk about your anesthesia options during the first visit and select the right choice for your procedure.
Your surgeon will make an incision inside the mouth, so scars will not be visible on your face. We will remove the buccal fat and use sutures to close the wound. There is minimal downtime after this procedure. Most patients return to work the next day or the day after.
Results of Buccal Fat Removal Surgery
Swelling is normal following this procedure, so the immediate results after surgery are not your final results. It may take several months to see your final results as your cheeks contour to the new appearance of your face. After a few months, you will notice a slimmer face and a surge in self-confidence!
Buccal Fat Removal in Groton, MA
Contact Premier Center for Oral, Dental Implant & Facial Surgery if you seek a more chiseled, slender look in the face. We offer a variety of cosmetic procedures and will determine if buccal fat removal is right for you and your cosmetic goals. Our surgeons will walk you through every step of your treatment.
Oral Health Experts Committed to Excellence
Our team is passionate about helping others and will make sure you and your loved ones have a comfortable, seamless, and positive oral surgery experience. Contact Premier Center for Oral, Dental Implant & Facial Surgery to explore your treatment options and begin your journey to better health.