Buccal Fat Removal

Conveniently Located to Serve Houston, Katy, and The Woodlands.

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Buccal Fat is a normal collection or “pad” of fat within the cheek and side of the face. If this fat pad is large, the lower part of the face is full, or the cheeks and midface lack definition, the buccal fat pad can be reduced in size. This is done by removing the portion of the buccal fat pad that sits inside the lower cheek. The result is a more sculpted and refined appearance to the midface.

How is Buccal Fat Removalperformed?

Local anesthesia can be used to comfortably perform Buccal Fat Removal. After numbing inside the cheek, an incision is made inside the mouth near the top molars. Through this incision, the buccal fat pad is carefully removed. Absorbable stitches are used to sew up the incision inside the mouth. The entire procedure takes less than an hour.

Buccal Fat Removal is frequently combined with other facial contouring procedures like a Facelift, FaceTite™, or Neck Liposuction.

am i a good CANDIDATE?

Men and women in the Houston area may be a candidate for Buccal Fat Removal by Dr. Rodriguez. You may be a candidate if you:

  • RHave fullness below the cheekbones
  • RWant a more contoured look to the cheeks and midface
  • RHave realistic expectations for this procedure
  • RAre a non-smoker and do not use any nicotine
  • RHave good control of all health conditions

Buccal Fat Removalrecovery

Buccal Fat Removal is a relatively quick procedure and usually takes less than an hour. In most cases, you can return to work the same day. You can drink and eat the day of your surgery but should avoid spicy, salty, acidic, or hard foods such as chips for the first few days. Each time after you eat or snack, you should use a prescribed mouthwash to clean out the mouth. You should gently brush your teeth twice a day starting the day after surgery. All stitches will dissolve on their own and do not need to be removed.

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Typically, mild swelling occurs after surgery which will go down over several days and should largely be gone within several weeks. There are no incisions made on the skin, so there are no visible scars after Buccal Fat Removal.

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Don’t hesitate to contact us if you’re interested in learning more about a Buccal Fat Removal. Our skilled team is dedicated to providing excellent cosmetic services to Houston and the surrounding area. We’re here to help you achieve a look that will help you feel more comfortable in your body.


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