How Does Buccal Fat Removal Work?

Buccal fat removal is an outpatient procedure performed under local anesthesia, requiring only about an hour to complete. The result is a slender, more refined facial structure. It involves an incision within the insides of your cheeks, through which the fat pad is removed. 

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Why choose us?

While buccal fat pad removal is a relatively simple procedure, it is important that it is performed by a highly-skilled plastic surgeon. Dr. Grace Graw was educated at Johns Hopkins, Harvard Medical School, and Stanford University. She then further honed her considerable skills under the tutelage in world leaders in facial plastic surgery in Beverly Hills. Her precision approach and eye for balance makes her the ideal plastic surgeon for buccal fat removal.

What can buccal fat pad removal do for my look?

Removing the buccal fat pad, a natural anatomical structure of the cheeks, can correct the following issues:

  • Reduces an overly-round facial structure
  • Reveals more of your cheekbone structure for a slender, more refined appearance
  • Resolves a “baby face” look

Am I a candidate?

If you meet these criteria, you are likely an excellent candidate for buccal fat pad removal:

  • You feel that your face is too round.
  • You feel that chubby cheeks are a distraction.
  • You would like a more refined look. 
  • You fully understand the procedure, recovery, and expected result.

What is the recovery time?

Recovery from buccal fat pad removal is reasonably easy. You will need to eat a liquid diet while the incisions in your mouth heal, followed by soft foods, and finally, back to your usual diet. You can expect some bruising and swelling, which fades as the days pass. Full recovery and the final results are achieved in about three weeks.

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When dieting and exercise don’t resolve chubby cheeks buccal fat pad removal

You likely inherited a rounder face through your family line. If you have tried diet and exercise, and still feel that your cheeks are too round, or your face too full, buccal fat pad removal may be the answer. The procedure leaves you with a more refined facial appearance. For a slender look that is more in line with your personal aesthetic, we invite you to meet with Dr. Graw about this cosmetic procedure.

Why choose us?

Dr. Graw offers her patients an outstanding educational record, dedication to superior results, and a unique aesthetic eye.

As facial fat diminishes over time, she will be candid about whether removing the buccal fat pads is the ideal procedure in your case. Once removed, the fat pads will never return. A talented, experienced plastic surgeon should perform any facial surgery. Contact Graw Beauty in Palo Alto, where optimal, beautiful results are the norm. 

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