Buccal fat removal surgery is offered by our best in class board certified plastic surgeons at the NYC based Plastic Surgery Group of NYC. Our top of the line plastic surgeons are highly trained in facial cosmetic surgery and routinely perform buccal fat removal surgery at our fully accredited private practice located in the heart of Manhattan, New York.
Buccal fat removal surgery aims to eliminate the excess buccal fat (found in the cheeks) in the face and reduce the overall width of the patient’s facial complexion. Your top rated buccal fat removal specialist plastic surgeon targets the buccal fat pad, which is a spherical mass of fat located under the cheekbones, positioned between the facial muscles and the center of the cheek. While everyone has buccal fat pads, the size and shape vary from person to person. Someone with larger buccal fat pads may have a more round / full shaped face, while someone with minuscule buccal fat pads has a more ‘V’ shaped face.
A local anesthetic is used to remove the fat from the buccal cavity. The surgical procedure is straightforward with a short recovery period. Patients can usually expect to recover completely in three weeks if they follow the aftercare instructions. In the days following buccal fat removal surgery, your NYC based board certified plastic surgeon will give you post-operative care instructions, including using a specialized mouthwash to prevent infection and keeping to a temporary liquid-based diet. Following the treatment, swelling and bruises are to be expected but fade relatively quickly. It may take several months for the cheeks to adjust to their new shape.
Buccal fat removal stands out from other cosmetic facial procedures, as the incisions are made through the mouth, rather than externally on the body, so there is no visible scarring to the face. It is often combined with other cosmetic facial procedures performed at the same time. Some of the most common cosmetic facial surgeries combined with buccal fat removal are a facelift, neck lift, and blepharoplasty.
During your buccal fat removal consultation with our top rated team of NYC board certified plastic surgeons, you will have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with the plastic surgeon and discuss your realistic post-operative goals. The top notch plastic surgeon will explain the procedure in full and answer any and all questions you may have.
Your buccal fat removal surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure at our state-of-the-art fully accredited private practice located in the heart if Manhattan, NY. The surgery takes about one to two hours and may be performed under local or general anesthesia, depending on your unique anatomy and post-surgical goals.
Buccal fat removal surgery can help patients who suffer from excessive roundness (in terms of width) of the face and feel self-conscious about the way their face looks. Buccal fat removal surgery aims to slim the face through the removal of buccal fat pads located between the facial muscles at the center of the cheek. You may be a candidate for buccal fat removal surgery if you suffer from roundness of the face that causes self-consciousness and discomfort with the way you look.
As best in class plastic surgeons, we provide highly personalized and comprehensive care. Our philosophy regarding the plastic surgeon / buccal fat removal patient relationship is based on trust and has earned us one of the most respected reputations as a plastic surgery practice in NYC. Our top rated Manhattan, New York plastic surgeons use the latest techniques to provide the most natural-looking results possible for your plastic surgery procedure.
If you have any questions for our NYC plastic surgeons or would like to schedule a complimentary buccal fat removal plastic surgery consultation please feel free to contact us:
Plastic Surgery Group of NYC
461 Park Ave South, #7H
New York, NY 10016