Buccal Fat Removal
If you want to achieve a more sculpted and defined facial appearance by reducing excess fullness in your cheeks, you may be a candidate for buccal fat removal. Whether they’re seeking a slimmer facial contour or a chiseled look, patients from Greenwood Village, Colorado Springs, Parker, Castle Rock, and surrounding areas achieve their desired appearance with buccal fat removal in Denver, CO, at Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery.
Buccal Fat Removal Before & After Photos
Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
What Is Buccal Fat Removal?
Buccal fat removal is performed to reduce or remove the buccal fat pads—naturally occurring fat deposits in the area between the cheekbones and jawbones. Good candidates for the procedure typically have buccal fat pads that contribute to a round or chubby lower cheek appearance.
How Is Buccal Fat Removal Performed?
During buccal fat removal, Dr. Ladner makes small incisions inside the mouth to access the buccal fat pads. He then carefully removes the desired amount of fat to achieve the desired facial contour. The incisions are then closed with dissolvable sutures. The length of the procedure may vary by patient and can be performed using local anesthesia, conscious sedation, or general anesthesia. Dr. Ladner will decide on the best anesthesia option after discussing it with you.
What To Expect During Recovery From Buccal Fat Removal
Swelling and mild discomfort are normal and should subside gradually. A soft or liquid diet and gentle oral hygiene practices are recommended during the initial recovery period. It’s important to follow postoperative instructions, such as how to care for the incision sites.
Most patients return to normal activities within a few days to a week. Although you may notice a difference in your appearance as swelling subsides, it may take several months to see the full, final results.
Meet With Dr. Ladner
Women and men looking for the best buccal fat removal specialist in Denver often choose Dr. Ladner. You can request a consultation to meet with him personally or call our office at (303) 253-7686 to schedule an appointment.