Buccal Fat Removal

This pad of natural fat may be so extensive that you feel you have a “baby face,” “moon face,” or your face has a puffy, rounded look. The procedure takes only a short time to perform but can dramatically enhance your facial appearance.

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What is buccal

fat pad removal?


Does it work?

Visible cheekbones create a refined, elegant look to your facial structure, but not every person is blessed with this feature. By removing the fat pads located at your mid-cheek area, the “buccal fat pads,” you can enjoy a more sculpted, refined facial structure. Your face will become slimmer and more contoured, bringing a lovely level of definition to a round, full face. The procedure is fast and involves minimal recovery time, with results that can be life-changing. If you have always dreamed of having a more sculpted facial look, buccal fat removal at Houston's Premiere Surgical Arts may be the ideal procedure for you.

The procedure: A fast, effective facial contouring treatment

Your cheek areas are numbed with local anesthesia, and an incision is placed within your mouth. The fat pad is removed through the incision with a gentle technique. The procedure takes only about half an hour to complete and leaves no visible scars.

How long does it take to recover?

The recovery process involves eating a liquid diet for about one week and the use of a special mouthwash to prevent infection. You should be able to return to most of your usual activities in one to three days.

Most people choosing to undergo this procedure have been unhappy to be living with a round, full face and finally take the step to create a more elegant, refined facial structure.

After your procedure, your face may be slightly swollen, but this fades quickly. The best results are achieved at about the six-week mark. Reach out to us to learn more about buccal fat removal at Houston's Premiere Surgical Arts.

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Is buccal fat removal right for me?

If you are in good overall health and a non-smoker, this minor surgery could be right for you. People who choose to undergo the procedure have any of the following aesthetic facial issues:

  • Chubby cheeks
  • Round face
  • Face lacks definition and structure
  • Cheekbones are poorly defined
  • Your cheeks are overly large
  • Your facial structure lacks balance due to puffy cheeks

Achieve a more chiseled facial structure with buccal fat removal

The technique used to remove the buccal fat is a critical point in a successful procedure. Your face naturally loses volume over time, and your surgeon must advise you honestly about whether the procedure is right for you. The entire fat pad may not need to be removed, or your aesthetic concerns may be better served with another treatment. When under the care of Dr. Chamata, you can expect total honesty about the procedure and whether it is right for you. Generally, if you have a very round face, this procedure is often the ideal way to achieve a more chiseled, elegant facial structure

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Dr. Chamata: Artist and plastic surgeon

Dr. Edward Chamata is a talented artist and sculptor whose illustrations have appeared in medical journals and textbooks. His artistry extends into all areas of his life, including his approach to facial surgery. If you have a round, full face, you deserve to be treated by an artist and true master of the latest developments in plastic surgery. Meet with Dr. Chamata in a free consultation so he can evaluate your facial structure and advise you whether buccal fat removal is the ideal approach for you.

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The benefits of buccal fat removal

You can achieve a more chiseled, refined facial structure with this custom procedure. The benefits include:

  • A leaner, slimmer facial appearance
  • Puffy cheeks reduced
  • Cheekbones look more prominent
  • Reduced quantity of facial fat

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If you are tired of living with a round, full face, you have options. We invite you to meet with us in a private consultation to discuss this fast, easy procedure. The results can be life-changing and create a more elegant facial profile, with the babyface look resolved. It is a subtle but dramatic change that can help you feel more confident and attractive.

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