Buccal fat pad removal is designed to improve lower facial aesthetics. This procedure is optimal for patients wanting to reduce prominent or excessively round “chipmunk” cheeks, or to accentuate an existing high/prominent cheek bones.
How Does Cheek Reduction Improve Facial Appearance?
The removal of buccal fat-pad tissue through a small incision inside the mouth allows the surgeon to contour your facial appearance and provide a more sculpted, refined lower face and cheek.
Surgery and Recovery
Cheek reduction surgery takes 30 minutes to 1 hour to complete and can be done in-office. It generally takes 7-10 days for the mouth incision (inside mouth opposite upper molar) to heal. Patients are advised to maintain a soft diet for 3-4 days after surgery. Swelling typically dissipates within 2-3 weeks.*
Buccal Fat Pad Surgery Results
The final result from buccal fat removal will be visible several months after surgery once the swelling has subsided.* The surgery usually results in a thinner, more contoured lower facial appearance.
Why Select Dr. Aaron Fletcher for Your Surgery?
Be sure to select a cosmetic physician who has the education, expertise and skill to achieve the best results. You can be reassured that when you select Georgia Center for Ear, Nose & Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery your surgeon is a board-certified physician. Dr. Fletcher is one of a select group of surgeons to attain dual training in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has combined his training and experience in each specialty to provide a full range of facial rejuvenation services.
Contact Us Today!
The Georgia Center for Ear, Nose & Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery offers a caring and safe environment for your cosmetic facial rejuvenation procedures. Dr. Aaron Fletcher and his staff are committed to making sure you feel comfortable in each stage of the process, as well as helping you to get you achieve your desired results. We can help you with your surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation goals. Call us at 678.902.9495 or contact us online for your consultation.
*Results may vary.