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.
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"The results were immediate and the bruising post op was minimal - Sorry for the long review in advance but I want to be thorough! I am in my mid 30’s and have had under eye bags for as long as I can remember. It’s been something that has always bothered me and I hated seeing myself in pictures. Looking at my parents I knew genetics were not on my side, then when family and strangers started asking me why my under eyes were swollen I knew I had to get it fixed PRONTO!So my search for the perfect surgeon commenced… I found Dr. Ho on RealSelf and liked his work, I quickly made a consultation and right off the bat I was pleased with how friendly his staff was. The day of my consult arrives and Dr. Ho comes into the room and immediately makes me feel at ease. He took his time and discussed all the options, I shared my concerns and he answered all my questions and most importantly, he didn’t try to up-sell me on any other procedures. Feeling confident I was in the right hands I scheduled the soonest possible appointment for the surgery and we were off! The day of the surgery his staff were super sweet and excited for me, I opted to only do local anesthesia, the procedure was quick, relatively painless and the best part, no stitches! The results were immediate and the bruising post op was minimal! I couldn’t be happier!! My only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner!I’ve been back to Dr. Ho a few of times since for follow up appointments and to get lip filler, which were best and most natural results I’ve ever had. I am still completely amazed and grateful at level of skill and professionalism of Dr. Ho and his amazing staff who are the most encouraging and supportive group of women I have encountered! I highly recommend Dr. Ho at Beyond Beautiful!"- S. / RealSelf / Apr 25, 2022
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"Love how naturally Bellafill enhances my facial features - I was looking to get PDO threads to lift my skin just slightly and Dr. Ho recommended BellaFill instead. I was a bit nervous since it's a permanent filler, but the results were fantastic and super natural! I've done fillers in the past and hate that they go away with time. I love how naturally BellaFill enhances my facial features and that it will last for many years to come. Dr. Ho and Glory work together as a team which I think is very clever since one person alone can be biased. They are very careful not to overdo it which I appreciate and I learned so much about facial anatomy with them! This has been by far the best experience I've had with a filler."- F. / RealSelf / Feb 24, 2022
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.