What is Buccal Fat
Excess fat pads located in the lower portion of the cheeks can give off the appearance of being overweight with overly full and rounded cheeks. This is sometimes referred to as 'chip monk cheeks', 'chubby cheeks', or even 'baby face cheeks' and can create a less than pleasing facial profile for some people. Unfortunately, the hereditary condition of excess fat in the lower cheeks, which is called buccal fat pads, cannot be reduced by exercise or diet. For patients that are dealing with this unflattering condition, a buccal fat removal surgery may be the answer.
Buccal fat removal procedures can help to reduce full rounded cheeks and cheekbones can be better defined leaving patients with a slightly more chiseled look.
Buccal Fat Removal Surgery
Dr. Jacono performs buccal fat removal for most patients under local anesthesia and the procedure itself will take less than one hour. In cases where patients are doing more than one procedure, general anesthesia may be used and will be dependent upon the extent of their surgery and each patients level of comfort.
To begin the procedure, Dr. Jacono will place a hidden intraoral incision (inside the mouth) just between the cheek and gums. Dr. Jacono understands that as we continue to age, we naturally lose fat from our face so from this incision, he will remove only the necessary amount of excess buccal fat which will allow for a slender and more pleasing contour of the face and cheeks.
Benefits of Buccal Fat Excision Surgery Include:
- Buccal fat removal surgery is safe and effective
- It can be performed under local anesthesia
- The results are permanent
- Buccal fat removal surgery can enhance the contours of the upper and lower cheeks
- Dr. Jacono's buccal fat removal procedure will not leave any visible incisions
- This procedure can be performed by itself or in conjunction with other procedures for complete facial rejuvenation
Buccal Fat Removal Patient Before and After 1: This female patient was troubled by her round and very full cheeks. She felt that her large rounded cheeks made her look like she had a baby face. Dr. Jacono performed a cheek fat removal procedure to help correct the fullness of her cheeks. The procedure was a complete success and she is happy with the results.
What to Expect from Buccal Fat Removal Surgery
This minimally invasive procedure can procedure amazing results as seen in Dr. Jacono's buccal fat removal before and after photos. Dr. Jacono will provide each patient with simple post-surgical instructions that will ensure that the surgical results are in line with patient expectations. Pain medication may be prescribed if needed and a follow-up appointment will be scheduled before each patient leaves. It is recommended that patients arrange to have a ride home following the procedure.
Recovery following a buccal fat removal procedure involves little to no downtime. Some patients may experience minor swelling and bruising which will subside on their own over the first few days of recovery. The recovery involves little to no pain or discomfort and most patients can return to work the very next day.
The results of the surgery will be permanent and will be visibly seen immediately following the procedure. The full results of the procedure will be visible once all swelling goes down.
Cheek Fat Removal Patient Before and After 2: This young woman wanted to reduce the appearance of her overly full cheeks. She was self-conscious of a surgery that would look unnatural and leave a scar. She also did not want to have an extended amount of downtime. Dr. Jacono performed a buccal fat removal procedure to address her concerns. The end results look very natural and her recovery time was very short.
Buccal Fat Removal Candidates
The ideal candidate for buccal fat removal surgery include individuals who have an excess of fat or fullness in their lower cheek region. The procedure will benefit both men and women alike leaving patients with a slightly more chiseled appearance in their cheeks. As with all cosmetic surgeries, patients should realistic expectations and be in overall good health.
The first step in determining if this procedure is right for you, is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jacono. During the consultation, Dr. Jacono will listen to your concerns and determine the best surgical or non-surgical solution that will address these concerns and align with each patient's expectations.
Buccal Fat Pad Removal Before and After Patient 3: This young man was unhappy with his "chubby" cheeks and wanted to have them addressed by Dr. Jacono. To accomplish this, Dr. Jacono performed a buccal fat removal procedure which removes the buccal fat pads and makes them appear to be less rounded and more chiseled.
Cheek Fat Reduction Before and After Patient 4: This young female patient wanted to reduce her cheeks to have a more refined and chiseled appearance. Dr. Jacono performed a buccal fat reduction procedure which delivered the exact results she was looking for.
Buccal Fat Removal Before and After Patient 5: This male patient was unhappy with his rounded cheeks which he felt made him look like he had a baby face. After consulting with Dr. Jacono, he decided to undergo a cheek fat removal procedure to reduce his rounded cheeks and to give him a more masculine and chiseled cheek and jaw.
Cheek Fat Removal Before and After Patient 6: This female patient wanted to remove the excess fat in her cheeks which made her slim face appear to be rounded. She had a buccal fat pad removal surgery with Dr. Jacono and is very happy with her results.
Buccal Fat Pad Removal Before and After Patient 7: This middle aged man wanted to reduce the appearance of his fat cheeks. He was also unhappy with how his cheeks sagged and wanted them to look more chiseled. Dr. Jacono performed a cheek fat reduction surgery and the after results show that they are aligned with this patients goals.
Cheek Fat Reduction Before and After Patient 8: Frustrated with her chubby cheeks, this female patient consulted with Dr. Jacono in his New York City office to discuss her options. She agreed that a less invasive buccal fat reduction procedure what the best decision that would deliver optimal results with little to no downtime and no scars. Her after photos show that just the right amount of cheek fat was removed leaving her facial profile looking chiseled and rejuvenated.
Buccal Fat Removal Before and After Patient 9: This young professional woman wanted to address her concerns for her baby face appearance. Dr. Jacono performed a buccal fat removal procedure which gave her overall facial appearance better balance and her cheeks a slightly chiseled look.
To see if you are a candidate for buccal fat removal or to learn more about this procedure, schedule your consultation with Dr. Jacono today by completing our online consultation form, or you may call his New York City location at (212) 570-2500 or his Long Island location at (516) 773-4646.