About Buccal Fat Removal
Buccal fat removal is a cosmetic procedure used to reduce fat found in the mid-facial area and cheeks to create a more sculpted look. At Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Reston, VA, our board-certified plastic surgeons provide this facial fat reduction procedure for patients of the Reston, VA area who wish to create more sculpted cheeks and to reduce the amount of fat on their face. If you desire a slimmer facial appearance and have stubborn facial fat, then buccal fat removal may be ideal for you. Schedule a consultation with one of our skilled surgeons, and we can explain the ins and outs of the procedure and answer any questions you may have.
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Candidates for Buccal Fat Removal
Buccal fat removal is ideal for those maintaining a stable weight, who are in good health, and who want a slimmer-looking face. Also, those with hollow cheeks and volume loss due to aging may be ideal for this procedure as well. The best way to identify if you may benefit from buccal fat removal is to visit our Reston, VA office and speak with one of our certified doctors. During a thorough consultation, they can determine if you may be an ideal candidate for this procedure. It may be recommended to have buccal fat removal performed along with other facial procedures to maximize face sculpting results.
What to Expect with Buccal Fat Removal
Buccal fat removal is a surgical procedure that is performed under general anesthesia. The process can typically be completed in around an hour, but this may vary from patient to patient, such as if they are having other procedures done at the same time. After sedation, the procedure begins with incisions made in the cheeks of your mouth. The buccal fat pad is then reduced on both sides, and sutures will be used to close the incisions.
Buccal Fat Removal Anticipated Results
After you are cleared to go home (be sure to have a friend or family member pick you up), you will be given careful instructions on how to care for your incisions. You may need to eat soft foods until your incisions fully heal. Some swelling in the cheeks may occur, but it shouldn’t last for more than a day or two. After a while, the swelling will go down and you should be able to see the results.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $5,100
- Recovery Time
- 1-2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Schedule A Consultation
If you desire thinner, more contoured cheeks or want to enhance the results of facial sculpting, then you may want to consider buccal fat removal. At Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery, our board-certified team of plastic surgeons can work with you to determine which facial procedure is recommended for you to receive the results you desire. Contact our Reston, VA office today to schedule your initial consultation with our team.