Buccal fat removal is a surgery that has recently gained popularity with many celebrities, including Chrissy Teigan. Everyone has two fat pockets, called Buccal fat, on the sides of their mouth, though on some people it’s more noticeable than others. Depending on your facial structure, genetics, and other factors, the buccal fat pad may be larger, giving a “chubby cheek” appearance. You also may see asymmetry due to potentially different sizes in the buccal fat pads. CheekFix: Buccal Fat Reduction slims down and contours the mid-face and jawline, resulting in a sharp and snatched look. With all the incisions made on the inside of the mouth, there are no visible scars left on your face or cheeks as a result of this procedure. And with little to no recovery time, it's never been easier to say goodbye to those stubborn chubby cheeks forever!
The surgery begins with your surgeon making skin markings on the lower cheeks, followed by the injection of a numbing medication into the cheeks. Then, a small incision is made intraorally just near the upper molar teeth. The optimal amount of buccal fat is then carefully removed to restore facial harmony. The surgery itself takes about 30 minutes and is performed under local anesthesia.
Swelling and bruising post-treatment are common. It generally takes about seven to ten days for the tissues inside the mouth to recover following buccal fat pad removal. As such, a patient may need to maintain a soft or semi-liquid diet in the first few days after surgery. Typically, patients are fully recovered in about two weeks and the full recovery takes three to six months. Buccal fat reduction is a permanent solution to reducing the size of your cheeks. Once the fat is reduced, it does not grow back.
Swelling and bruising post-treatment are common. It generally takes about seven to ten days for the tissues inside the mouth to recover following buccal fat pad removal. As such, a patient may need to maintain a soft or semi-liquid diet in the first few days after surgery. Typically, patients are fully recovered in about 2 weeks and the full recovery takes about 3-6 months. The results are permanent.
BeautyFix Plastic Surgery is proud to offer multiple financing options to help patients cover the full cost of their treatment. Your surgery team will work to devise a plan that will help you get your dream body while maintaining a comfortable budget. CheekFix: Buccal Fat Reduction financing plans start at just $89/month.
This procedure works by removing or reducing the buccal fats pads from the patients cheeks to create a slimmer, more contoured appearance to the face. While everyone has buccal fat pads, the sizes can largely vary from person to person to create drastically different contours to the face. Larger buccal fat pads can create a “baby face” appearance that some patients find undesirable.
Buccal fat reduction is a procedure used to remove the buccal fat pad, a naturally-occurring pad of fat in the cheek hollow area. While everyone has buccal fat pads in their face, they are larger or more noticeable in some people and can create a “chubby cheek” look. Additionally, a person can have two different sized buccal pads in their cheeks, causing an asymmetrical look. The goal of buccal fat reduction is to thin the cheeks, specifically in the area of the cheek hollows, to give a more defined, chiseled look to the face. This procedure is purely for cosmetic purposes and not medically necessary.
Buccal Fat is a rounded mass of the fat in your cheeks between the facial muscles. Everyone has buccal fat, however, the size of the buccal fat pads varies from one patient to another. Some may be bothered by the look of their cheeks and want their buccal fat to be slimmed down for facial harmony.
In general, you may be a good buccal fat reduction candidate if you are physically healthy and at a stable weight, you have realistic expectations for the procedure, and you are bothered by the appearance of your chubby cheeks. A consultation is required to determine if this procedure is right for you.
All incisions are made on the inside of the mouth, leaving no scarring post-surgery. Patients can experience swelling post-procedure and in some instances bruising.
Buccal fat removal typically takes about 30 minutes to complete.
The procedure is administered under general anesthesia so while the patient is awake, the procedure should not cause any pain. Patients may feel soreness in the days following the procedure.
Once buccal fat is removed from the face it will not grow back, making this procedure permanent with full results being visible after three to six months.
At BeautyFix, our surgeons perform buccal fat reductions, not removals. This leaves a portion of the buccal fat in the face and allows for the initial results you love to hold up over time.
No, buccal fat removal has been around for decades.