High cheekbones and a defined jawline are a highly sought-after look. Some people can achieve this appearance naturally, while others might have naturally more full cheeks or what some refer to as a “baby face” and feel that their facial proportions are unbalanced. If you struggle with the size of your cheeks and would like a more slender, chiseled cheek profile, buccal fat removal could be a great option for you.
Our philosophy at Davis Facial Plastic is that great plastic surgery doesn’t reinvent your face, but enhances it. Award-winning plastic surgeon Dr. Patrick Davis offers buccal fat removal in Beverly Hills with the goal of doing just that, enhancing your natural features for a sculpted, refined look.
This procedure works to emphasize the cheekbones and sharpen the jawline by removing a small, targeted portion of fat from the cheeks. The buccal fat pad is an underlying part of the cheek that everyone has, although it is larger in some than others. It is not the same as subcutaneous fat that comes and goes with weight loss or gain. The buccal fat pad creates part of the structure of the cheek, and removing part of this pad can slenderize the cheeks. This treatment is performed by making an incision inside the mouth, removing some or all of the buccal fat, and then suturing the internal incision. It is a minimally invasive and quick treatment.
If you feel like you have chubby cheeks or “chipmunk cheeks” and that perhaps your face shape doesn’t match your body type, buccal fat removal can give you the slender, sleek appearance that you’ve been looking for. You can eliminate the low self-confidence your large cheeks might be causing with this simple procedure. Our Beverly Hills buccal fat removal patients enjoy:
Buccal fat removal is a good option for anyone with full, chubby cheeks that may seem disproportionate to the rest of their face. Most buccal fat removal patients are in their 20s to 40s, and they must be in overall good health, non-smokers, and have realistic expectations for the outcomes of this surgery. Those who already have a slender face or who are starting to show greater signs of aging and skin laxity may not be good candidates.
During a consultation, our goal is to make sure you are fully informed about the procedure and that we get to know you and your aesthetic goals and health history. Prior to your Buccal Fat Removal Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, Dr. Davis will perform a brief examination, address any concerns, or answer any questions you may have. Since this procedure is non-surgical, there is very little that needs to be done as far as preparation, but if you regularly take any blood thinning medications or supplements, we will need to pause those for about a week prior to the treatment.
Since this procedure can be performed in the office at Davis Facial Plastic, you’ll get to enjoy stunning views of the Hollywood Hills and surrounding Los Angeles mountain ranges while you undergo treatment. During the procedure, you will first be injected inside the mouth with local anesthetic to fully numb the cheek area. Then, the incision will be made inside your cheek to gain access to the buccal fat pad, and part of it will be delicately removed. Dissolvable sutures will then be used to close the incision. The entire process typically takes no more than one hour.
Incisions on the inside of the mouth heal relatively quickly, with most patients seeing nearly complete healing within about a week or sometimes up to ten days. The area may still be slightly sensitive, so it’s best to stick to soft foods and things that won’t disrupt healing for up to two weeks. Most patients see some residual swelling for up to three weeks, and then final, optimal results are usually revealed around two to four months.
At Davis Facial Plastics in Beverly Hill, you will be sure to receive unmatched care and fine-tuned aesthetic results. Featured in both VoyageLA and Shoutout LA, Dr. Davis is thorough, detailed, and has an artistic eye to ensure your procedure is performed safely and properly, giving you a balanced, natural-looking result.
For your personal plan, call us today at (424) 284-3164, message us online, or book an appointment through our website!
Buccal fat removal is quickly becoming a popular procedure for facial contouring.
This is a very minimally invasive procedure, and most patients only feel the pinch of a needle from local anesthesia. You may feel some slight tenderness once the anesthesia wears off.
Buccal fat removal is considered very safe. Since it is minimally invasive, risks are very low.
Yes, buccal fat is a fat structure within the cheek, so any removal is permanent.
Since this procedure is performed by making incisions inside the mouth, there will be no visible scarring.
The cost of buccal fat removal varies by patient depending on how much fat will be removed or if it’s part of a bigger surgical plan.
Every moment is an opportunity to grow, learn, and improve. Your new best emerges when you make the most of those opportunities. When it comes to Beverly Hills facial plastic surgery, Dr. Patrick Davis believes listening is better than selling. To him, the best plastic surgeons reveal themselves in the surgeries they prevent as well as the ones they perform. Before you choose to undergo plastic surgery, please reach out to Patrick Davis, MD, for a consultation, he truly wants to help you find your new best.
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Dr. Patrick Davis is a Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon performing Facial Aesthetic and Hair Restoration procedures at the Lasky Clinic in Beverly Hills.