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Want A Sculpted Face? Try Buccal Fat Removal

Here’s everything you need to know about this popular facial contouring surgery

What is buccal fat removal?

Are you looking for a permanent solution to a snatched face? If you want sky-high cheekbones and a sharp jawline, you should consider buccal fat removal. Buccal fat removal, also known as a buccal lipectomy or cheek reduction surgery, is one of the most in-demand cosmetic surgery procedures. The procedure involves the removal of the buccal fat pad, which is a rounded mass of fat located between facial muscles, in the hollow area beneath your cheekbone. The size of the buccal fat pad varies from person to person. If you have larger buccal fat pads, your face might appear too round or too full. If you have a round face, buccal fat removal can help reduce its width and reveal a slimmer and more contoured face.

Who is a good candidate for buccal fat removal?

Buccal fat removal has become immensely popular in recent years. However, this procedure is not for everyone. You may be a good candidate for buccal fat removal if:

  • You are young, preferably in your 20s to 40s.
  • You have a round, fuller face or chubby cheeks.
  • You are in good physical health.
  • You don’t smoke.
  • You are at a healthy weight.
  • You have realistic expectations.
  • You are aware of the more long-term results of the procedure.

What is the procedure for buccal fat removal?

Buccal fat removal is performed under local anesthesia. The procedure involves an incision on the inside of the mouth, on the inner portion of your cheek. Your surgeon will manually locate the buccal fat pads and remove the fat. The amount of fat removed depends on the desired level of effect. Finally, the incisions will be closed with absorbable sutures. The entire procedure takes 30 minutes or less.

Is there any downtime?

Since buccal fat removal is a surgical procedure, it will take a few weeks for the wounds to heal. After the procedure, you will be given a special mouthwash to prevent infection. You may also be instructed to stay on a liquid diet for several days. You can then progress to soft foods before returning to your normal diet.You may experience swelling and bruising for a few weeks after the procedure. However, swelling and bruising will subside as you heal. It will take about three weeks for you to recover completely.

Does buccal fat removal cause scarring?

Scarring is one of the biggest disadvantages of surgical procedures. However, with buccal fat removal, you don’t have to worry about that. Since the incision is within the mouth, there will be no visible scarring.

When can I see the results?

The results of buccal fat removal are not visible instantly. Initially, the results might be obscured due to post-op swelling. It may take several months for you to see the final results, as it takes time for your cheeks to settle into their new shape.

Are the results permanent?

Since the procedure involves the removal of the buccal fat pads, the results are permanent. However, if you opt for partial removal of buccal fat pads, significant weight gain can make your cheek fuller again.

Are there any risks or side effects associated with buccal fat removal?

Buccal fat removal is a safe procedure. However, you may experience some side effects like:

  • Excessive bleeding
  • Infection
  • Hematoma
  • Seroma
  • Facial asymmetry
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Facial nerve damage
  • Poor healing of incisions
  • Numbness
  • Injury to a salivary duct

Where to get buccal fat removal done?

If you are considering buccal fat removal, you should visit Biolite. Our team of experts will evaluate your medical history and expectations to ensure that you receive a treatment specifically tailored to your individual needs. Book a consultation now to get in-depth information about the procedure. You can speak to us on +971 4 346 6641, email on, or schedule an appointment here.

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