Buccal Fat Removal

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Buccal fat removal, more popularly known as cheek contouring, is a surgical procedure designed to remove excess fat from the cheeks to improve the appearance of the face and make one look thinner and healthier. It is done using minimal incisions inside the mouth to avoid scars on the face and can highlight the cheekbones to create a more beautiful appearance.

Buccal Fat Removal


What are the benefits of buccal fat removal?


This procedure is a quick and mildly invasive procedure that requires minimal downtime. It is done to improve one’s facial appearance by redefining the contours of the cheeks in order to produce a healthier and more youthful look.


Am I a candidate for buccal fat removal?


In order to find out if you’d make a good candidate for this procedure, you must first schedule a consultation with Rush Facial Plastic Surgery. During your consultation, we’ll perform an assessment of your cheeks and discuss your full medical history to help determine if the procedure is the right choice for you.

It can be beneficial in those patients will full faces and cheeks who desire a slimmer, more contoured facial appearance. However, not all patients are ideal for this procedure. Patients should be in good general health and have realistic expectations about the possibilities of the treatment. Dr. Revenaugh and Dr. Smith are well-versed in facial anatomy and can help guide you through the entire process.

Are there risks with buccal fat removal? If so, what are the risks?


Buccal fat removal is a safe procedure typically done in the office. However, facial anatomy and fat compartments are complex and you should ensure your surgeon is experienced and familiar with operating on the face.

Is buccal fat removal an inpatient or outpatient procedure?


This procedure is done as an outpatient, with you going home the same day as surgery.

Is buccal fat removal an inpatient or outpatient procedure?


This procedure is done as an outpatient, with you going home the same day as surgery.

When will stitches be removed and will there be any discomfort?


The incisions used for the procedure are placed inside the cheek, preventing scars visible from the outside. The sutures used are dissolvable and do not need to be removed. Discomfort after surgery is minimal.

When will I be able to see results?


The goal of this surgical procedure is to improve the contour of the face, making it look more healthy and youthful. These results become apparent after the initial swelling subsides, usually around 1 week after surgery.

How Much Does Buccal Fat Removal Cost?

The cost of a buccal fat removal procedure varies from patient to patient and depends on the needs of each individual. After our initial assessment of your facial contours, we’ll develop a customized surgical plan to address your unique needs. After we have determined the ideal surgical plan to suit your aesthetic goals, we’ll discuss the associated costs.

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Rush Facial Plastic Surgery is dedicated to providing patients with innovative cosmetic services designed to produce stunning results. If you’re interested in learning more about buccal fat removal in Chicago, IL, don’t hesitate to contact our office to schedule your initial consultation today.

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