Get Rid of Cheek Fat With Buccal Fat Pad Removal Surgery

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There are many fat layers on the face. The Buccal fat pad is the buccal extension of a larger fat pad located in the cheeks. Though they provide our face with natural contours, they can also lead to an overly rounded or "chubby" appearance. Diet and exercise may not be enough to get rid of stubborn cheek fat, leaving many people considering an advanced cosmetic procedure at Timeless Plastic Surgery.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Peter Chang understands the importance of accentuating the cheekbones for a slimmer, more contoured look. Call now to learn about buccal fat pad removal and book a consultation – our Sugar Land, TX team is here to help Houston and the surrounding areas: Katy, Fulshear, Pearland.

Why is buccal fat a problem?

Extra fat can contribute to the appearance of being heavy, even if you are at a healthy weight. Those with naturally rounder faces may feel self-conscious about their facial features and hide behind makeup or cosmetics.

Excess buccal fat may also contribute to early signs of aging, as it can cause the face to seem droopy or saggy. Instead of spending money on makeup and anti-aging products, consider investing in buccal fat removal at Timeless Plastic Surgery.

What happens during buccal fat removal?

During buccal fat pad removal, Dr. Chang will make a small incision located on the inside of the cheek before carefully removing buccal extension of the excess cheek fat. Small sutures are then used to close the incision. The procedure takes less than an hour to complete and should not cause any discomfort. Our patients in Houston, TX experience minimal swelling that is easily managed with some medication.

Why our patients choose buccal fat removal

Buccal fat removal is relatively quick and easy compared to other cosmetic procedures. It's one of the best ways to achieve a slimmer face with lasting results. Afterward, our patients report feeling more confident in their appearance and having improved self-esteem. And since incisions are made inside the mouth, there are no visible signs that you had a procedure done. Dr. Peter Chang has extra specialized facial surgery training and has performed thousands of oral procedures.

Does cheek fat come back after treatment?

No. Once buccal fat pads are removed, they cannot come back because the body won't produce those types of fat cells in that area. That said, patients should be aware that maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle is essential for keeping their results long-term. Our team at Timeless Plastic Surgery can provide more information about how to take care of your body and skin after buccal fat pad removal.

When to expect results after fat pad removal

Results from buccal fat removal are visible in 2 – 3 weeks once the initial swelling has subsided, with optimal outcomes occurring in 3 – 4 months. Your face should appear less full, with defined, prominent cheekbones. The best part about this procedure is that the results are long-lasting – there is no need to maintain or repeat treatment.

Timeless Plastic Surgery is proud to provide custom results tailored to your desired look. Feel free to view our before and after gallery for an idea of what might be possible. We look forward to helping you achieve more flattering facial features.

Achieve a slimmer, contoured face with buccal fat removal

Full cheeks can detract from your appearance and make you feel less than your best. Schedule a consultation at Timeless Plastic Surgery and see what a difference our team can make through buccal fat removal to patients in the Houston surrounding areas of Sugar Land, Katy, Fulshear, and Pearland. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Peter Chang is here to answer your questions and provide complete guidance throughout your journey.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.