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Buccal Fat Removal


Buccal fat removal has become an incredibly popular procedure in the world of cosmetic medicine, and we’re proud to offer it to our patients at TruForm surgery. This procedure can help you achieve a more sculpted, defined look in the face. This can increase self-confidence in people who are looking for a different facial contour. If this sounds enticing to you, read more below to learn about this procedure.

What Is Buccal Fat Removal? 

Buccal fat resides between the bones of your jaw and the bones of your cheeks, and some people have more buccal fat than others do. This surgical procedure lets us take out some of this buccal fat, giving you a contoured look and enhancing your facial features, particularly the cheekbones. In some cases, buccal fat removal is referred to as a cheek reduction. Rather than placing an implant, this procedure relies on the removal of fat to give you your dream look. 

Brittany K. Eidson, DDS, FACS

Double-Board Certified Facial Cosmetic Surgeon

Dr. Brittany Eidson, DDS, FACS, is a highly accomplished Double-Board Certified Facial Cosmetic Surgeon and Fellowship-trained Cosmetic Surgeon. A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Dr. Eidson co-founded TruForm Surgery.

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Who Is a Candidate for Buccal Fat Removal? 

Unfortunately, buccal fat removal won’t be a good fit for everyone. This procedure is a good option for people who are frustrated with roundness of the face. Good candidates are generally healthy and are willing to be open about expectations. We’ll also consult with you and go over your medical history to make sure that you don’t have any conditions that could complicate the procedure or the healing process. This procedure might not also be a good option for people who are older and are experiencing a natural reduction in buccal fat. We’ll go over any risks with you so you can decide if this is the right fit. 

What to Expect During a Buccal Fat Removal Procedure  

We’ll tell you everything you need to know about how to prepare so you can enter the surgery feeling comfortable and confident. We’ll need to examine and take pictures of your face beforehand to make sure that we give you the best results possible. You might need to stop taking certain medications, like blood thinners, before the procedure. It’s also a good idea to have someone drive you home afterward. You’ll be able to go home the same day. 

This procedure usually requires a local anesthetic, so you’ll be conscious but comfortable. Once you’re situated, we’ll make precise cuts on the inside of the mouth, one on each side of the face. This allows us to access the buccal fat, which we’ll then remove after cutting them away from the structure of your face. After the fat has been removed, we’ll close up your wounds, and you can begin your healing journey. 

Buccal Fat Removal Aftercare 

We’ll give you a detailed care plan, so don’t worry–you’ll know exactly how to take care of yourself at home. We’ll give you a special rinse that you can use to make sure that infection doesn’t occur where we made the incisions. You might need to keep from eating solid foods for a couple of days. Some swelling and bruising is normal during the process, and it might take a few weeks for these symptoms to go away. In a few months, you’ll be able to enjoy your full results. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a facial implant used for?

Facial implants are used to balance the features on your face. The most common facial implants are used in the cheeks, chin, and jaw.

Do facial implants appear natural?

Facial implants are designed to appear and feel as natural as possible.

Do cheek implants lift sagging jowls?

Cheek implants will volumize sagging or loose cheeks, tightening the surrounding skin. This can subtly reduce the look of drooping jowls.

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Buccal fat removal is one of the many procedures that we’re trained to deliver, and we’re always overjoyed at the happiness of our patients after they see their full results. If buccal fat removal sounds like it’s a good option for you, contact us at our office in Brighton, MI to start the conversation. 

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