Buccal Fat Removal
Buccal fat is a discreet dumbbell shaped mass of fat that is found between two muscles in the cheeks. Removal of buccal fat creates a more narrow and chiseled appearance to the face. Although a face that is naturally soft and filled out is considered youthful, some people find their face too full, even chubby, and they cannot affect it with diet or exercise. This surgery gives the appearance of a higher cheek and a more chiseled appearance. Dr. Shabdiz offers buccal fat removal to his patients in Orange County, CA.
The operation usually takes less than one hour and can be done with the patient awake under local anesthesia. The recovery from buccal fat removal is quick and well tolerated. The full results won’t become apparent for approximately four months.
Incisions are made inside the mouth so there is no scarring. Dr. Shabdiz targets specific fat pads which are dissected out of their compartment within the cheek then carefully removed. This operation is not typically painful and can be done under local anesthesia or general anesthesia if the patient prefers.