What is Buccal Fat Removal?
Though some of our Plano, TX patients are looking to achieve fuller, plumper cheeks, many individuals are desiring to reduce cheek fat with buccal fat removal. When you are desiring a more contoured appearance to your face, board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Vu Ho with Beyond Beautiful Texas can provide buccal fat removal with the use of advanced techniques. Also referred to as cheek fat reduction, this procedure precisely targets the cheek area to decrease fat and tissue for a more sculpted, slimmer look. Throughout this treatment, Dr. Ho carefully and delicately removes buccal fat pad tissue that is found within the cheek hollows. The area is then repositioned and redefined so that your cheekbones have a naturally rejuvenated look. Learn more about buccal fat removal with Dr. Ho by contacting Beyond Beautiful Texas to schedule your initial consultation.
Can i have buccal fat removed?
Ideal candidates for buccal fat removal are those who may not be happy with the volume of their mid-face area. They may desire to reduce the appearance of rounder, less defined appearance that their cheeks bring to their face and wish to decrease buccal fat for a slimmer, more defined look. During a thorough consultation at our Plano, TX facility, Dr. Ho will be able to determine if you are an appropriate candidate for this popular procedure.
How does buccal fat removal work?
Based on the amount of tissue and fat that resides under and around the cheekbones, Dr. Ho will curate a personalized treatment approach for buccal fat removal. For the actual surgery, anesthesia is provided and a small incision is created within the inside of the mouth. Next, the buccal fat pad will be removed and the incisions will be carefully closed with sutures. In some instances, the cheekbones might need to be slightly repositioned, and this can be completed with sutures for a natural, enhanced outcome.
"Sarah was thorough, professional and kind. The atmosphere is relaxing and the med spa was spotless."- S.S. / Google / Nov 01, 2019
"Excellent Results from my Lower Blepharoplasty - I was referred to Dr. Ho by my daughter who also had the same procedure. My procedure was done on 9/2020. I am so pleased with my results and have had many complements from my friends saying I look younger and look refreshed. Dr. Ho and his staff are very personal and professional. I was so impressed with the follow up as well as the surgery. He did have to do a small procedure to take care of some sagging under my eyes which was quite successful. He did not charge for the additional procedure. Again, I strongly recommend him for any plastic surgery you may have."- E. / RealSelf / Oct 14, 2021
"Beyond Impressed with Dr. Vu Ho!!! - I was beyond impressed with Dr. Vu Ho and his entire staff!! From the minute I walked in the door, everyone was extremely kind and helpful. Dr. Ho carefully listened to my concerns, and not only suggested, but educated me as to which treatments would provide the very best results. I was looking for something non invasive and with very little down time, and he provided this option for me. My areas of concern were the fine lines and wrinkles on my face, as well as sagging skin on my neck. Dr. Ho recommend a combination of Morpheus8 skin tightening as well as PDO threads. My hopes and expectations were by far exceeded, as I couldn’t be happier with the smoothing, tightening and overall appearance of my skin. I am new to Texas, and as a healthcare worker with many years in plastic surgery, I was so impressed with how Dr. Ho is ahead of the curve on offering the latest and best technology. I wouldn’t go to anyone else after my experience at Beyond Beautiful!!!"- J. / RealSelf / Sep 27, 2021
"Dr Vu Ho at Beyond Beautiful is amazing. I had a minor procedure done and felt no pain. He’s very knowledgeable and answered all my questions. His staff is really nice and friendly."- D.T. / Yelp / Sep 23, 2021
"Chin Finally Symmetrical! - I had the best experience with Dr. Wu Ho. This was my 3rd time getting chin surgery and finally the last one. I’m so happy to be done with this chin journey. I had a chin implant put in 7 years ago by a surgeon in Buenos Aires which I had removed a year later from it moving out of place. (Lesson learned) I had scar tissue left over which made my chin look asymmetrical. People only noticed once I pointed it out (like most of our flaws). I dealt with this for years and couldn’t take photos from straight on. I’m so happy to finally have a symmetrical chin & can wear my hair down the middle again. I did this procedure under local anesthesia & pronox (not for the weak). I didn’t have any pain during the hourlong procedure but I think I’d just rather be asleep & unaware of surgery happening. I only took the prescribed painkillers for the first day. Healing was quick. Scar looks great 3 months later. The staff are super friendly and professional and i felt like I was under great care. They spent plenty of time answering my questions and making me feel safe. I highly recommend Dr Ho & his team! I got a facial from their Esthetitian the week after surgery once my bandage came off which felt like pure heaven & a month later some cheekbone filler which turned out great!"- A. / RealSelf / Aug 31, 2021
What can I expect After Buccal Fat Removal?
After buccal fat removal surgery, patients may notice some slight bruising, swelling, and minor discomfort during the healing process. The total amount of time for the recovery period is usually quite quick. Immediately after this treatment, even with some swelling, the initial results can be seen immediately. As soon as the swelling has gone down and the cheeks adjust to their new position, the final outcome can become noticeable, leaving patients with slimmer and well-defined cheeks.
Buccal fat removal FAQs
Does buccal fat removal hurt?
Patients are provided with a form of anesthesia — so buccal fat removal is as comfortable as possible. Our patients should not feel anything during the actual surgery. While recovery may cause a little discomfort, Beyond Beautiful Texas also provides instructions — so patients know what to expect throughout the process.
When will I see results from buccal fat removal?
Outcomes from buccal fat removal will be noticeable once the initial swelling has gone down. While the healing process varies from patient to patient, results are often seen after a few weeks. A board-certified facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Ho can give you a more accurate timeline during your consultation.
Should I expect scarring from buccal fat removal?
Not at all! The incisions for buccal fat removal are located inside the mouth, so you should not expect any scarring. This means you can get the procedure done and not worry about how your face will look with scars. If you have other questions about what to expect during surgery or recovery, call a member of our plastic surgery team for more information.
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- From $3,500
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If you are desiring to reduce the appearance of chubby cheeks, buccal fat removal could be a great treatment option for you. Dr. Vu Ho at Beyond Beautiful Texas offers this popular, innovative treatment option for his Plano, TX patients. Contact our state-of-the-art facility to learn more and to schedule your initial consultation for buccal fat removal.