We are open and we are fully committed to our patients and staffs' health and safety. Find our new policies here.
This short procedure by our talented plastic surgeons of Los Angeles removes the fat pads inside the cheeks through a small incision inside the mouth. It results are subtle and give a sharper contour of the lower cheek. People over 25 with hereditary “chipmunk cheeks” are prime candidates. This can frequently be done under local anesthesia.
Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure. The choices include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.
A buccal fat removal surgery requires an incision on the inside of the mouth, on the inner portion of your cheek. Occasionally, the buccal fat pad may be removed during a facelift and not necessitate an incision inside the mouth.
Sutures close the incisions inside your mouth. Typically, these sutures are absorbable, but each plastic surgeon performs the surgery differently. Be sure to avoid playing with the sutures with your tongue until cleared by your surgeon.
Your buccal fat removal surgery will result in a slimmer, more contoured cheek, specifically in the cheek hollow area.