Faces come in an endless variety of unique shapes, with some appearing more angular or chiseled while others may be rounder or fuller. Sometimes patients may feel that excess fullness in their cheeks detracts from their overall appearance by making them appear heavier than they are or causing a lack of definition in the face. Buccal fat removal (or cheek reduction surgery) is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that reduces facial fullness to create a slimmer and more defined appearance. With Dr. Jeremy White, a double board-certified plastic surgeon in Miami buccal fat removal offers the impeccably and authentically sculpted look you want.
The buccal fat pad is the round fullness beneath your cheekbone. Its size determines how full or round your face appears. Buccal fat removal allows you to reduce facial fullness to achieve your perfect look with minimal downtime, permanent results, and no visible indication of surgery once you are healed.
Buccal fat removal is the most effective way to achieve a slimmer and more contoured face. The procedure is fast, requires only local anesthesia, involves very little downtime, and delivers permanent results. For patients who would like to reduce fullness in their cheeks and achieve more chiseled facial contours, buccal fat removal offers the most practical and beneficial solution.
Buccal fat removal is an excellent treatment option if you would like to replace fullness in your cheeks with slimmer and more angular contours. To be a candidate for buccal fat removal Miami patients must not have any underlying health conditions that may impair their ability to undergo surgery safely. As with any cosmetic procedure, you should have reasonable expectations for your recovery and results.
Dr. Jeremy White is a double board-certified and premier Miami plastic surgeon, also serving Aventura, Boca Raton, and Fort Lauderdale patients. Book your consultation to achieve your ideal look with buccal fat removal today.
Your Miami cheek reduction procedure at ARC Plastic Surgery will be performed under local anesthesia. Once your anesthesia has taken effect, Dr. White will create a small incision on the inside of your cheek. While pressing on the outside of your cheek to expose the fat pad, he will carefully remove it and close your incision with dissolvable sutures.
Your procedure will take between 30 minutes to one hour to perform. Many patients combine their buccal fat removal with other procedures to maximize their results, recovery, and costs. Depending on your cosmetic goals, you may wish to take full advantage of your process by incorporating such treatments as a facelift, mini facelift, facial fat grafting, rhinoplasty, or injectables like Botox or dermal fillers.
You will be able to go home immediately following your procedure. Your cheeks will swell, but this should improve significantly over the first three or four days. You will need to adhere to a soft diet for your recovery's first week or so. By the one-month mark, your swelling should subside by about 90 percent, and your results will be close to final. Swelling will continue to resolve, and tissues will settle for six months to a year after your procedure.
Your buccal fat removal results will be permanent, meaning you will have a more defined and slimmer-looking face for the rest of your life. As such, it is imperative that you select a highly experienced and reputable surgeon, such as Dr. White, to achieve your best results.
No, your results from buccal fat removal are permanent, and the fat will not return.
While buccal fat removal is considered safe, there are risks. Risks associated with buccal fat removal include asymmetry, bleeding, hematoma, infection, and others. With treatment from a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon, you can reduce your risks.
Yes, the hollow areas under your cheekbones can be enhanced again in the future. This can be done either with fat grafting with your own body fat or with multiple in-office treatments of Sculptra, which helps your body to build its own collagen in the area and fill some of this space again.
If you’re considering plastic surgery, choosing the right plastic surgeon could not be more important. Dr. Jeremy White is the recipient of many honors and awards, including the 2021 Doctor’s Choice Award Miami, the 2016 RealSelf Top 500, and the prestigious Castle Connolly Top Doctors Award Winner in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. We invite you to have a consultation about the procedure you need. Schedule your consultation today.