The contours of the face play a large role in your overall appearance. With buccal fat removal, patients can sculpt these contours to enhance their facial profile. Renaissance Center for Plastic Surgery & Wellness offers buccal fat removal treatments to patients living in Fayetteville, High Point and Greensboro, NC.
What is Involved in Buccal Fat Removal?
Buccal fat removal is a facial surgery technique that is used to sculpt the mid-face by removing fat in the cheeks. Volume in the cheeks is often desirable and contributes to a youthful appearance. However, excess fat in the cheeks can make the face look round. Buccal fat removal can be used for patients who feel that they have overly prominent cheeks. After the fat is removed, they can enjoy an enhanced facial contour that contributes to a more sculpted appearance.
Is Buccal Fat Removal Right for Me?
If you would like to achieve a more sculpted appearance in the face by eliminating excess fat in the cheeks, you may be a good candidate for buccal fat removal. This treatment is typically not recommended for patients with thinner or narrower faces.
As with all our procedures, we are proud to offer financing options for the buccal fat removal procedure to make it a more affordable treatment for those who desire it.
How Does Buccal Fat Removal Work?
The buccal fat removal procedure is performed with local anesthesia, ensuring that you will remain entirely comfortable for the procedure. During the surgery, a small incision is made inside the mouth, preventing the possibility of any visible scarring. Once the incision is made, Dr. Contogiannis will remove fat from the cheeks to produce the desired results.
What Can I Expect During Recovery From Buccal Fat Removal?
Because the treatment only involves small incisions inside the mouth, recovery from buccal fat removal is quite simple. There is minimal bruising or swelling, but you may experience some discomfort for the first week or two after treatment.
You will need to adjust your diet to strictly liquid and soft foods for several days in order to let the mouth heal. However, patients are able to resume most normal activities within a few days of their surgery.
What Results Can I Expect from Buccal Fat Removal?
The results from your buccal fat removal treatment will be visible immediately, and will become fully visible once any swelling fades. The results from buccal fat removal can be permanent since fat is completely removed during the procedure. However, we encourage patients to practice healthy diet and exercise habits to maintain their results as long as possible.
Are you ready to speak to Dr. Contogiannis about your buccal fat removal procedure? Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation. We welcome patients from Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Burlington, and the neighboring cities of North Carolina.