Is buccal fat removal a permanent solution?
Yes, buccal fat removal is a permanent solution as the removed fat cells do not regenerate.
Will buccal fat removal leave visible scars?
Buccal fat removal involves small incisions inside the mouth. This typically heals very well and is not visible.
How long does it take to see the final results of buccal fat removal?
Patients typically notice results within 1 to 3 months after buccal fat removal as swelling subsides but it can take up to one year to see the final outcome.
Are there any alternative treatments or procedures to buccal fat removal for achieving a slimmer facial appearance?
Alternative treatments for achieving a slimmer facial appearance include weight loss, contouring with makeup, and in some cases, botox injections for the masseter muscle. These options may not achieve the same result as buccal fat removal. Consulting with a plastic surgeon is recommended to discuss options.