Buccal Fat Removal


 
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Buccal fat removal has rapidly increased in popularity over the past few years and can be an effective way to enhance the definition of your lower face. At the time of your consultation, Dr. Li will analyze your face in detail and discuss whether Buccal Fat Removal is a good option for you.

 

The buccal fat pad is a naturally-occuring fat pad in the cheeks. In patients with a fuller face, a portion of the fat pad can sometimes be removed to help create a slimmer appearance to the lower face. Other features may also contribute to a fuller face, such as a promiment jawline, or deficient cheek, and sometimes these features can be altered in addition to buccal fat removal.

 

Buccal fat removal is performed with incisions placed inside the mouth. Absorbable sutures are placed inside the mouth and dissolve on their own over time. Surgery can be performed under local anesthetic or general anesthetic.

 

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KEY POINTS

 

SURGERY UNDER GENERAL OR LOCAL ANESTHETIC

 

GO HOME THE SAME DAY (DAY SURGERY)

 

RETURN TO NORMAL ACTIVITIES WITHIN A WEEK

 

RESULTS ARE PERMANENT AND LONG-STANDING

 

 

 

IMPROVE FACIAL HARMONY

 

REDUCE LOWER CHEEK FULLNESS AND IMPROVE JAWLINE DEFINITION

 

HIDE SCARS INSIDE YOUR MOUTH

 

BOOST YOUR BODY IMAGE AND SELF-ESTEEM

 

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before and after photo


WHAT TO EXPECT BEFORE SURGERY

  • You will be evaluated by Dr. Li at the time of your initial consultation to determine if Buccal Fat Removal Surgery is the best option for you

  • You will be required to quit smoking 4 weeks before surgery

  • You may need to complete testing before surgery, which may include a physical with your PCP/primary physician, blood work, and an ECG

  • Prescriptions for your surgery will be sent to your local pharmacy, please obtain these medications ahead of time and bring them to your surgery

  • A deposit is required to secure your surgery date

  • Full payment is required 2 weeks before surgery; payment options include cash, cashier's check, or credit through Alphaeon or CareCredit

WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER SURGERY

  • General anesthesia can sometimes cause generalized body soreness and fatigue for a couple of days

  • Maximum discomfort will occur in the first few days after surgery and gradually improve

  • You will need to use ice packs after surgery to decrease swelling

  • You will not be allowed to engage in any significant exercise (e.g. running, lifting weights) for 2 weeks

  • You may experience temporary bruising, swelling, numbness, or a burning sensation involving your face; bruising and swelling takes several weeks to improve; numbness takes a couple months to normalize

  • Scars may be red and firm for approximately 6 months before they soften and fade

 
Location
CA Aesthetics
555 Knowles Drive, Suite 218
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Phone: 408-900-2250
Fax: 888-812-6771
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