While most people lose facial fat with age, others retain too much fullness that throws off the balance and proportionality of their overall appearance.
Excessive cheek fat can give the face a cherubic appearance that some patients do not appreciate, whether because they want to be perceived as their true age or because it stops them from having the contoured face they desire.
Our Boston buccal fat removal is a minor surgical procedure performed by the highly experienced plastic surgeons at Clareo Plastic Surgery that helps patients who have prominent cheeks to become more contoured and confident. Led by award-winning Boston plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Tantillo, Clareo Plastic Surgery’s doctors are committed to helping you look and feel great when you look in the mirror.
Removing the buccal fat pad creates a slim, defined face.
Patients who have “chubby cheeks” often feel their buccal area is too prominent and desire a more contoured appearance. Buccal fat removal, also known as cheek reduction, is a surgical procedure that creates a slimmer and more defined mid-face.
The surgery entails removing the buccal fat pad, which is located just below the lower margin of the cheekbone. For the right candidate, extracting the excessive buccal fat not only slims the face, but also improves overall facial harmony.
Discover if buccal fat removal is right for you during your private consultation at Clareo Plastic Surgery
While most facial contouring procedures are designed to combat volume loss due to aging, the typical candidates for buccal fat removal are younger adults who have excessive facial volume. Generally speaking, patients who feel they would look better with slimmer cheeks are suitable for buccal fat removal, barring individuals who have serious health conditions and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
The Boston buccal fat removal specialists at Clareo Plastic Surgery are experts in facial anatomy. Together, they can help you determine if removing buccal fat is in your best interest.
What happens during the surgery?
Buccal fat extraction is a minor surgical procedure. While you are under general anesthesia, your Clareo surgeon will create a small incision inside each cheek through which they will extract the buccal fat pad. After removing the fat pad, they will apply dissolving sutures to close the incision.
What to expect during your recovery
After Buccal Fat Removal Boston patients normally recover quickly and uneventfully. You will need to arrange for a friend or family member to drive you home and stay with you for the remainder of the day. Chewing can prove difficult initially. After surgery, your doctor will ask you to follow a liquid diet for several days. They may advise using a special mouthwash to stave off the risk of infection as the wound heals. They may also prescribe oral analgesics and antibiotics.
It is imperative to take any medications as prescribed and follow all aftercare instructions. Smokers will need to abstain from smoking for several weeks before and after the surgery to facilitate a successful recovery.
Since the incision is hidden inside the cheek, there is no visible scarring. Most patients are back up and running within a week, although strenuous activities, such as heavy-impact exercise, are off-limits for approximately three to six weeks. Your cheeks will appear swollen initially; Much of the swelling resolves during the first few weeks and it should continue to subside over the next several months.
Slim cheeks can enhance the attractiveness of your face as a whole
Buccal fat removal results in a slimmer mid-cheek area. Due to the initial swelling, it can take several months for the final results to become apparent. In the hands of Clareo Plastic Surgery’s highly skilled surgeons, the vast majority of our buccal fat removal patients are thrilled with their results!
Speak to Clareo Plastic Surgery’s board-certified surgeon now
People searching for buccal fat removal have plenty of options, so there is no reason to choose anyone other than a board-certified surgeon for your procedure. Dr. Tantillo at Clareo Plastic Surgery is committed to helping you become the best version of yourself through the art of cosmetic surgery. Schedule your consultation at Clareo Plastic Surgery today.
You do not have to live with excessively chubby cheeks. Take the next step and call Clareo Plastic Surgery at (617) 505-6818 to learn if our buccal fat removal in Boston is right for you.
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