Buccal Fat Removal Boston
When we see a newborn and are cooing over the beautiful new baby, it is not uncommon to pinch and comment on the cute chubby cheeks. But, as we age, full or chubby cheeks are less likely to be seen as attractive. While high cheekbones are extolled as a virtue for runway models, fat or chubby cheeks are not. If you have chubby cheeks, one solution is removing the buccal fat.
Buccal Fat Removal Before & After
What is Buccal Fat Removal?
We all have fat pads in our cheeks. For some people, these fat pads can be more prominent and give the cheeks a noticeably “chubby” or “chimpmunk” appearance. In order to reduce the appearance of chubby cheeks, the buccal fat pads are removed. This procedure is known as buccal fat pad removal, cheek fat removal, bichectomy, or buccal lipectomy. Buccal fat pad removal helps to bring balance the facial proportions and gives the cheeks and face a more defined overall appearance.
How is Buccal Fat Removal Performed?
A buccal fat removal procedure is generally performed under local anesthesia right in our office. Access to the buccal fat pads is achieved through small incisions (about the width of your pinky fingernail) in the mouth near the second molar. This means that there will be no visible post-surgical scars on the outside of your face and your results will look as natural as possible. Dr. Spiegel then gently teases the buccal pad into the mouth where it can be safely and completely removed.
What Should I Expect?
You may have some swelling, numbness and mild discomfort but these issues are typically short lived and will subside, typically, after two to three days of recovery. Once the swelling subsides you will see a more refined appearance of your cheeks and facial contours. You should avoid heavy exercise or exertion for several days afterwards and typically acetaminophen (e.g. Tylenol®), is more than adequate to control any mild discomfort.
How Much Will My Buccal Fat Removal Cost?
During your consultation, one of our wonderful TSC patient coordinators will go over the expected cost of your buccal fat removal in Boston and address any questions you may have about the scheduling. Financing options are available to help make the payment process easier.
Arranging a Consultation
The most important step in preparing for buccal fat removal surgery is deciding on the right doctor to perform it. Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel is an internationally recognized and awarded facial plastic surgeon who will be happy to tell you more about Buccal Fat Removal and its benefits. Contact The Spiegel Center today to schedule your consultation.
Procedure: Buccal Far Removal
I am so pleased with the quality of care I received at The Spiegel Center, everyone on the team is super friendly and chill. From the very beginning my experience was made easy and straight forward with the help of Dr. Jeffreys’ patient care coordinator, Eleanor. (She even helped me get in earlier than my scheduled appointment date by calling me and giving me a headsup that there was an opening that’s mine if I could make it!)
Trusting someone with your face is a very big deal and at The Spiegel Center you are safe! Dr. Jeffrey is truly a master of the craft. You will feel informed, comfortable, and confident in his care. I wish I had found him sooner!
I am looking forward to coming back and also working with Dr. Onir and her team (who took the time to meet me, welcome me, and answer my questions) for all my future filler and injectable needs!
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