How Long Does Buccal Fat Removal Last?

Do you have overly round or chubby cheeks? Buccal fat is what causes excess fullness in the face. If you feel like your face is too round for the rest of your body, or if a rounded face isn’t the aesthetic that brings you the most confidence, Dr. W. Marshall Guy at Dr. Guy Facial Plastic Surgery may be able to help. Buccal fat removal specifically targets the fat pads on the sides of your mouth to help create a more chiseled appearance.

If you’re considering facial surgery, you may be wondering about recovery. For example, can buccal fat make a comeback? The good news is that buccal fat is unlikely to return after surgery, but it’s not impossible. Read on to learn more about this incredible procedure and what you can possibly expect from your recovery and how to maintain your results.

What Is Buccal Fat?

Buccal fat is located in the hollow areas just beneath your cheekbones. The size of your buccal fat determines your overall face shape and size. Larger buccal fat pads usually result in a fuller-looking face or chubby cheeks. Unfortunately, making healthy lifestyle choices, like eating healthy and exercising, has very little effect on this area of fat. Many people feel less confident because they feel these fat pockets make their face look chubbier. Electing to have your buccal fat removed or reduced can result in your face looking slimmer and even give the illusion that you’ve lost weight.

How Is Buccal Fat Removed?

Buccal fat removal is a simple treatment performed in-office by Dr. Guy. The process includes making a small incision inside your cheek where Dr. Guy will gently remove the fat and close the incision site. After your surgery, sutures will be put in place, and you’ll be able to go home immediately. Because this treatment is minimally invasive, most patients do not experience great amounts of pain or discomfort. A follow-up appointment should be scheduled two weeks after the procedures to monitor how your results are coming along.

Can Buccal Fat Come Back?

Buccal fat removal is considered a long-term solution to reducing excess fullness in your cheeks. Once the fat is removed from your body, it cannot come back. However, patients should keep in mind that an increase in body weight following your surgery can make the face appear plumper. We encourage our patients to maintain a healthy weight with regular exercise and healthy diet regimen.

Ready To Slim and Contour the Face with Buccal Fat Removal?

Any cosmetic procedure should involve high-level surgical expertise and skill. The safest and most effective way to achieve your desired results is with a true professional. Dr. Guy has performed countless successful surgeries and has based his entire career on improving the contours and shape of the face. If your face seems too round no matter how hard you exercise or diet, it may be time to try something different. Contact Dr. Guy Facial Plastic Surgery by calling (832) 956-1040 to learn more about buccal fat removal.