Buccal Fat Removal

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About Buccal Fat Removal

by Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | Learn More About Dr. Kassir

Do you feel like your cheeks are causing your face too look overweight or bloated? Do you get comments on your chubby cheeks?

The face is a difficult place to lose weight, often times producing what we call “chipmunk” cheeks, causing your face appear to be overweight. If you feel as though your cheeks are too chubby, a buccal fat removal might be right for you. Dr. Kassir's buccal fat removal procedure has instant results, no recovery time, and hidden evidence from the procedure, you’ll be able to resume your daily activities immediately after surgery.

What is a Buccal Fat Removal?

Buccal Fat removal, commonly known as cheek reduction is the srugical removal of fat deposits from the cheek area. The presence of excess buccal fat deposits result in a “chipmunk” or chubby cheek appearance. Buccal fat removal is a minimally invasive procedure that results in in a slimmer and more contoured mid face. A cheek reduction can be done under local anesthesia and is typically done in under thirty minutes. Dr. Kassir's buccal fat removal is done by extracting fat from the cheek through the inside of the mouth. An incision about 4 cm long is made between the cheek and gums and the fat is extracted for a more refined and chiseled look. Because the procedure is minimally invasive, there is little to no downtime. The results are instant as well as permanent.

Recovery From a Buccal Fat Removal

A buccal fat removal is a minimally invasive procedure, commonly performed under local anesthesia. Following surgery, there can be some swelling for a couple of days, however, the results are immediate. Dietary adjustments are made after the surgery, consisting of a liquid and soft food diet for the first few days after surgery. Patients are typically able to resume a normal diet after 10 days. To achieve achieve a contoured and refined facial appearance, call (973)-692-9300 today for a consultation with Dr. Kassir in NJ. Dr. Kassir uses digital imaging to determine patient's aesthetic goals and achieve them in the operating room.

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