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Buccal Fat Pad Removal NJ

A fuller, plumper face may frequently make us appear younger; yet, as we get older, rounder cheeks become less and less desirable. This is because some of us have a natural predisposition to have more fat in our cheeks than others. The appearance of full cheeks may be bothersome to certain individuals and have a negative impact on their sense of self-confidence.

If you are dissatisfied with the fullness and roundness of your face, a surgery known as buccal fat reduction may enhance contour in your face by revealing more defined cheekbones and generating a more chiseled profile. At Gartner Plastic Surgery in New Jersey we are proud to be able to offer this surgery option to both women and men who are looking to target those pesky fat deposits and promote a youthful new look.

What Is Buccal Fat Pads Removal Surgery?

Some individuals have what is known as Bichat’s fat pad, which is an expanded fat pad that may make their features seem full and heavy. Because of the “bottom-heavy” aspect of their features, which may give them a “cheeky” appearance, as well as a melancholy or sorrowful expression, they may experience feelings of insecurity. Because this condition is not tied to a person’s weight but rather is defined by their genetics, it cannot be managed by diet and exercise and instead requires surgical intervention in order to produce meaningful changes. By removing some of this fat in order to lessen its size, one may get rid of the “chipmunk” appearance, slim down the cheeks, and bring more definition to the cheekbones, jawline, and chin.

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The Advantages Of Eliminating Buccal Fat

Buccal fat removal is a procedure that is both safe and successful, and it is recommended for those who either have cheeks that are naturally fuller than average or who just want to make their cheeks seem less plump. The procedure instantly results in the following improvements: 

  • Reduced fullness in the cheeks, 
  • Cheeks that are more symmetrical, 
  • More defined cheeks, 
  • A more refined transition from cheek to chin also known as the V-line, 
  • Enhance the look of heart shaped faces.  

The removal of buccal fat is a quick, minimally invasive procedure that causes no discomfort, has very little recovery time, and leaves no scars that are visible. The removal of buccal fat often raises the concern among patients as to whether or not the results are long-lasting. The wonderful news is that your cheeks, which have just become more defined and thinner, will keep their new appearance permanently. Even if you put on more weight, the fat pads in your cheeks won’t return. 

If you feel that your face and cheeks are too round, buccal fat removal surgery may be the correct procedure for you. This technique will thin and sculpt the bottom third of the face, giving you lasting results that you’ll adore.

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Who Is A Good Candidate For The Removal Of Buccal Fat?

Patients who have a fullness and roundness in the lower cheek region and who want to have a slimming impact to increase the definition of the cheek area are suitable candidates for the surgery. Both men and women are able to have the surgery done successfully.

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However, the only way to really know if you’re a suitable candidate for surgery is by talking to Dr. Gartner during your private medical consultation.

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However, the only way to really know if you’re a suitable candidate for surgery is by talking to Dr. Gartner during your private medical consultation.

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What Is The Buccal Fat Pad Removal Process?

Dimpleplasty offers a number of different advantages to patients, some of the benefits include:
Dr. Gartner will numb the cheeks completely by using a local anesthetic that is administered into the mouth, in a manner that is similar to what occurs at a dentist’s office.

After making a tiny incision, Dr. Gartner locates the regions of extra buccal tissue with extreme precision. To get results that seem completely natural, he works carefully and methodically to trim away the appropriate quantity of fat. In order to have a natural look with clear contours, the quantity of fat that has to be eliminated from a person is determined by their individual anatomy. After that, he closes the little wounds with sutures that dissolve on their own.

It is not essential for patients to have their wounds dressed, and they are able to leave the clinic and go back home within an hour after undergoing surgery.

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What To Expect After Buccal Fat Pad Removal In New Jersey

After surgery, the majority of patients are often able to feel comfortable returning to their everyday routines within four to five days.

Following surgery, patients often have some little edema, which progressively goes down over the course of the subsequent few days. As it does so, new face shapes that are more distinct begin to develop. Applying cold compresses in a gentle manner might help decrease swelling more quickly. After one to two weeks, the swelling will have decreased to the point where the outcome may be seen. Over the course of four to six months, there will be steady progression in cheek definition for the patient.

It usually takes approximately a week for the sutures that were placed within the mouth to disintegrate fully and fall out. A follow-up visit is scheduled with each patient around one week after they have had surgery to ensure that everything is going according to the treatment plan.

After Having Buccal Fat Removed, How Long Does It Take To Observe The Results Of The Procedure?

After one to two weeks, the majority of the edema that was caused by the procedure will go away. Under the skin, the mending process is ongoing as the tissues are settling. That said, after four to six months, the ultimate outcome should be visible to the patient.

FAQ About Buccal Fat Removal

Will The Removal Of The Buccal Fat Leave A Scar?

No, this procedure does not leave behind any visible scars. In order to avoid leaving a noticeable scar, Dr. Gartner performs the procedure by making tiny incisions within the mouth, near the cheeks.

Is General Anaesthesia Required For The Buccal Fat Removal Surgery?

Local anesthetic, which is administered in a manner similar to that used in dental offices, is used for the treatment of buccal fat removal. Sedatives are also offered to anybody who wants to take advantage of extra comfort or pain management.

In situations like these, patients are given sedative anesthesia, sometimes known as “twilight anesthesia,” by Dr. Gartner at the start of the treatment. This will help numb the region that is being worked on as well as keep the patient at ease throughout the procedure.

What Age Is Ideal For The Removal Of Subcutaneous Fat?

Patients who are younger and have decent skin quality are often candidates for buccal fat removal surgery. It can also be performed in older patients, typically in conjunction with a facelift, to further enhance the result of facelift surgery by reducing a sagging fat pad and giving more definition to the cheek and jawline. This is done to further improve the appearance of the patient after facelift surgery.

How Long Does The Procedure To Remove Fat From The Buccal Region Take?

The surgical procedure takes around half an hour to complete, during which time both sides of the patient’s face will be treated. That said, the patient will not experience any discomfort during the procedure.

Is Buccal Fat Removal Painful?

When conducted at our New Jersey clinic, the excision of buccal fat does not cause any discomfort, and patients report feeling comfortable both before and after the surgery. Only a feeling similar to having a canker sore (also known as an aphthous sore) inside the cheeks is present. Any discomfort or pain can be managed with the use of over-the-counter pain medication in the days to follow.

What Should I Avoid After Buccal Fat Pad Removal?

The most important thing to remember is to take it easy on the intense exercise and physical activities. Due to the fact that the little incisions within the cheeks have the sensation of small ulcers, it is suggested that acidic foods and beverages be avoided. During the healing phase, patients will need to keep the little wounds made within their mouths clean by rinsing their mouths with saltwater.

Will The Removal Of The Buccal Fat Cause Me To Develop Bruising?

Bruising is quite uncommon after a surgery to remove buccal fat. It is possible for there to be a very little bruise on the inside of the mouth near the incision site, but external bruising on the skin is quite uncommon.

Does Fat Eventually Return To The Cheeks After Having The Surgery Done?

To put it simply, no it will not return. After the fat has been trimmed away, it will not come back.

What Should I Do If I Have Weight Gain After Having Buccal Fat Removed?

Because this specific fat pad, known as the fat pad of Bichat, does not change in size in response to changes in body weight, unlike the subcutaneous fat, the effects of your buccal fat removal treatment will not be affected if you later decide to gain weight.

Learn More About The Buccal Fat Pad Removal Process In New Jersey

Have you always wanted to slim down and enhance the shape of your face but never knew how? Our buccal fat pad removal surgery in New Jersey can help you achieve this look. Through a simple and quick procedure, Dr. Gartner is able to remove unwanted fat deposits and contour the look of your cheeks and face. To learn how this procedure can benefit you, please give our clinic a call or fill out a contact form and we would be happy to get you started on your treatment.

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