Patients looking to reduce midface cheek volume for a slimmer, more contoured look will appreciate the possibilities of Beverly Hills buccal fat removal surgery. The buccal fat pad is one of our face’s many fat compartments, located in the lower part of the cheek. Larger amounts of buccal fat can make your cheeks look rounder, and a quick cosmetic procedure at PERK can correct this.
In order to achieve a sculpted and slender look to the face, the excess buccal fat pad is most often surgically removed. By removing the extra buccal fat, the cheekbones can appear higher and well-contoured. Buccal fat is often genetic, varies in size between the right and the left cheek, and can’t be corrected by diet or exercise.
Buccal fat removal is typically performed under local anesthesia in under an hour. Two small incisions will be made inside the mouth where the excess fat is safely removed, leaving no visible scars on the outside of the face.
Buccal fat removal is a low risk procedure, with most patients experiencing only mild pain for the first few days. The majority of swelling is evident during the first week following surgery. As the incisions are made with two dissolvable stitches inside the mouth and during the period of recovery, soft food such as smoothies is recommended.
Dr. Michelle Lee is the acclaimed Beverly Hills plastic surgeon with years of experience delivering the most natural appearing results for her clients. Her goal is to help you create the very best version of yourself at PERK, where we perfect, reinvent and learn everyday.