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If your face is overly full and round, buccal fat removal can slim the area and create a more sophisticated facial contour.

Facial Contouring with Dr. Macias using Buccal Fat Pad Removal

Facial Contouring with Dr. Macias using Buccal Fat Pad Removal

What is Buccal Fat Removal?

Buccal fat (Bichat’s fat pad) removal, also known as bichectomy, is a procedure that is designed to remove fat in the lower face that cannot be reduced with diet and exercise. It is a quick cosmetic procedure with minimal downtime and rapid results.

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What Can Buccal Fat Removal Do For You?

If you are unhappy with your “chubby cheeks” or desire a more sculpted face, buccal fat removal may be the treatment for you! During the procedure, Dr. Macias aims to achieve the following aesthetic benefits:

  • Slimmer cheeks
  • More defined and sculpted face
  • Cheekbones that appear higher
  • Improved self-confidence

With immediately notable results and minimal downtime, Dr. Macias is able to give you natural results and a sculpted face you will love!

The Procedure

Our Marina del Rey buccal fat removal treatment can be performed under local or general anesthesia, depending on your needs. The entire operation takes just 30 to 60 minutes to complete. To begin, Dr. Macias will create an incision inside your cheek. He will then remove the buccal fat pads through those openings and close the incisions with two small sutures.

Buccal fat removal is often performed in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures and non-surgical treatments, depending on your specific needs.

Why Choose Dr. Macias?

Dr. Luis Macias is an internationally renowned, highly trained, double board-certified plastic surgeon located in Marina del Rey. He is experienced in the latest surgical techniques and approaches, and has helped countless men and women safely remove large buccal fat pads and reveal a more elegant facial contour. You can rest assured that you are in highly capable hands with Dr. Macias as your surgeon.

Complementary Procedures

Although it can be performed on its own, our patients often choose to have complementary procedures done simultaneously with buccal fat removal in Marina del Rey. To ensure comprehensive facial rejuvenation, common options include a facelift, eyelid surgery, a neck lift, chin augmentation and more.

FAQ Buccal Fat Removal

How much does buccal fat removal cost?

The cost of buccal fat removal depends on your location and the experience of your surgeon.

Am I a candidate for buccal fat removal?

If you’re a nonsmoker and in good general health, and you’d like to minimize the appearance of puffy cheeks while rejuvenating your overall facial appearance, buccal fat pad removal may be right for you.

What will my scars look like?

Buccal fat removal does not result in any visible scars because the incisions are made entirely inside the mouth.

What are the risks?

When performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, buccal fat removal is very safe. The rare risks include bleeding, infection, poor wound healing, anesthesia risks, and more. During your initial consultation, we will review all of the potential complications with you. If you wish to learn more, contact us today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Macias for one of the best and safest treatments of buccal fat removal Marina del Rey has to offer.

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