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Buccal Fat Removal

When you look in the mirror, do you see the well-defined, strong cheekbones of a masculine face? Or does your face look too full or too round? If so, the problem may be due to extra fat in the cheeks area known as buccal fat.

What is Buccal Fat?

The buccal fat pad, often referred to as just buccal fat, sits along the lower portion of your cheeks and is part of a larger group of fat pads that provide structure and volume in the face. The amount of buccal fat in your face remains consistent throughout life and does not change with diet or exercise. For this reason, extra buccal fat is often the number one reason a healthy, fit man still has the look of chubby cheeks or chipmunk cheeks.

What Does Male Buccal Fat Removal Do?

Removal of buccal cheek fat is one of the most simple and effective ways to permanently slim the face and highlight the cheekbones and jawline—the features essential for a strong, masculine appearance.

Benefits of Buccal Fat Removal for Men

Buccal fat removal, also known as cheek reduction surgery, is becoming increasingly popular among men seeking a more defined facial shape. This cosmetic procedure, performed by a certified plastic surgeon, involves the removal of buccal fat pads to create a slimmer, more contoured facial appearance. Here are some of the key benefits of opting for this procedure:

Enhanced Facial Contours

Removing the buccal fat pads sharpens the contours of the cheeks, accentuating the cheekbones and providing a more masculine and sculpted look. This is particularly beneficial for men who feel their face appears overly round or full.

Safe and Effective

Administered by professionals who are members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, buccal fat removal is a safe procedure with a low risk of complications. Local anesthetic is used to ensure comfort, and stringent protocols are in place to prevent infection and ensure a smooth recovery.

Long-Lasting Results

Once removed, the buccal fat pads do not regenerate, making cheek reduction surgery a permanent solution for achieving a chiseled facial profile. This lasting change can significantly enhance one’s self-esteem and body image.

Ideal Candidate for Buccal Fat Removal

Men who are close to their ideal body weight but have rounder faces are typically excellent candidates for buccal fat removal. It’s important that potential candidates consult with a qualified plastic surgeon to discuss their goals and expectations to ensure this procedure aligns with their aesthetic aspirations.

How is Buccal Fat Pad Removal Performed?

A male cheek reduction with buccal fat removal is done as an in-office procedure using local anesthesia and takes approximately 45 minutes to one hour. A small incision is made inside the mouth, and the excess cheek fat is removed. The incisions are closed with stitches that dissolve on their own. Recovery is straightforward, and most people only report slight soreness for one to two days.

Is All the Buccal Fat Removed?

No, only the extra, unnecessary buccal fat is removed. Leaving some buccal fat in place is important for support and function in your face. During the procedure, enough fat is removed to ensure a slim contour of the cheeks, but not to much in order to avoid a sunken or wasting away appearance.

What Will I Look Like After Buccal Fat Pad Removal?

Since the incisions for buccal fat removal are inside the mouth, there are no visible scars on your face from your cheek reduction procedure. While a result may be seen immediately, final results are typically seen several weeks after all mild swelling has disappeared.

Can Other Male Plastic Surgery Procedures Be Done at the Same Time?

A male buccal fat pad removal procedure can be done alone or in conjunction with other male plastic surgery procedures such as male chin implant, male face and jawline contouring, male liposuction, and male eyelid surgery.

SCULPT Men’s Center specializes in male plastic surgery and non-surgical cosmetic procedures for men.

Why Choose Us

By choosing Dr. Daniel Beck, a certified plastic surgeon affiliated with the American Society of Plastic Surgery, men can confidently enhance their appearance, ensuring they receive expert care throughout the process. Buccal fat removal not only offers aesthetic benefits but also contributes to a more positive self-perception and confidence in social or professional settings.

Contact Us

Ready to redefine your facial contours and boost your confidence? Dr. Beck and the team at Sculpt Aesthetic Center are here to help you achieve your aesthetic goals with precision and care. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation for buccal fat removal or to inquire about our other male plastic surgery services.

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Dr. Daniel Beck is a board-certified plastic surgeon with additional training in cosmetic surgery, LASERs, and hair restoration. He is a recognized leader in his field as a top doctor, lecturer, consultant, teacher, and mentor. Together with his select team, Dr. Beck combines skill, expertise, the latest technology, and unwavering attention to detail for the most dramatic, but natural outcomes possible.

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