Buccal Fat Excision

If you are looking to achieve a more defined facial contour, reduce fullness in the cheeks, or enhance your facial features, Buccal Fat Excision might be the ideal solution for you. In this article, we will discuss who should consider a Buccal Fat Excision procedure, why it is a popular choice, and the numerous benefits it offers.

Buccal fat excision

Features & Benefits

Facial Contouring

Buccal fat pads contribute to the roundness of the cheeks, which can create a “chubby” or overly full appearance. By selectively removing a portion of these fat pads, buccal fat excision can help achieve a more sculpted and contoured facial appearance.

Enhanced Cheekbones

For individuals seeking more prominent cheekbones, buccal fat excision can provide a subtle enhancement. By reducing the fullness in the lower cheek area, the natural prominence of the cheekbones becomes more apparent, creating a more defined and aesthetically pleasing facial structure.

Slimmer Facial Silhouette

Some individuals desire a slimmer facial silhouette. Buccal fat excision can contribute to this goal by reducing excess fullness in the lower cheeks, resulting in a more slender and balanced facial appearance.

Permanent Results

Once the buccal fat pads are removed, the results of the procedure are typically permanent. Unlike some non-surgical procedures that require maintenance, buccal fat excision offers long-lasting changes to the facial appearance.



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Buccal fat excision is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of buccal fat pads, which are located in the lower cheeks. The purpose of this procedure is to reduce the fullness of the cheeks and create a more sculpted facial appearance.

Good candidates for buccal fat excision are individuals who have excess fullness in their cheeks, even when their body weight is at a healthy level. It’s important to have realistic expectations and be in good overall health before considering this procedure.

During the procedure, the surgeon makes small incisions on the inside of the mouth, typically near the back molars. Through these incisions, the buccal fat pads are carefully identified, isolated, and then removed. The incisions are then closed with dissolvable sutures.

Recovery time can vary, but generally, patients can expect some swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort in the first week or two following the surgery. You may be advised to follow a soft diet for a few days and avoid strenuous physical activities. It’s important to follow your surgeon’s post-operative instructions for optimal healing.

It can take several weeks to a few months for the full results of buccal fat excision to become apparent. Initially, there may be some swelling that gradually subsides, allowing you to appreciate the final outcome. The cheeks will appear slimmer and more contoured.

Buccal fat excision is primarily intended to address excess cheek fullness and create a more defined facial contour. While it is possible that the removal of buccal fat pads may contribute to a slight decrease in volume over time, the procedure is not typically associated with significant skin sagging or premature aging.

Buccal fat excision can be performed as a standalone procedure or combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures such as facelift surgery, neck lift, or rhinoplasty for a more comprehensive facial transformation. This combination can be tailored to your specific needs and desired outcomes.

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