If you’ve been told that you have a “baby face”, there’s a strong chance that you have disproportionately large buccal fat pads in your cheeks. The only way to remove excess buccal fat is through a surgical procedure known as buccal fat removal or bichectomy. Dr. Fathimani, a world-renowned facial cosmetic surgeon, uses cutting-edge techniques to remove excess buccal fat and slim down your baby face.
Slimming Down Your Baby Face
Most people have pockets of facial fat in the cheeks, known as buccal fat pads, that resist traditional weight loss efforts, such as exercise and dieting. Even if you’re fairly slim and slender, you may have puffy cheeks, giving you a baby face appearance. Disproportionately large buccal fat pads can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. Buccal fat removal can help you achieve more chiseled facial contours.
What is Buccal Fat Removal?
Buccal fat removal is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that removes the buccal fat pads from the cheeks. The buccal fat pads are the two small, round cushions of fat located in the lower part of each cheek. Buccal fat removal involves making a small incision inside the mouth and removing the buccal fat pads through this incision. This procedure removes excess fat pads from your cheeks, thus helping you achieve a more slender and angular face.
The Buccal Fat Removal Process
The Buccal fat removal process is a minimally invasive procedure that removes the buccal fat pads from the cheeks. The procedure is done through small incisions inside the mouth so there are no visible scars. Dr. Fathimani numbs the area with local anesthesia, makes a tiny incision inside the cheek, and extracts the excess buccal fat tissues from the incision, sort of like squeezing the yolk out of an egg. Finally, the incisions are closed with stitches.
Buccal Fat Removal: Aftercare Guidelines
- Take a few days off work and social activities.
- Avoid strenuous workouts and exercise for at least two weeks.
- Avoid drinking alcohol or smoking during the recovery period.
- Sleep with your head elevated for a few days after the procedure to reduce swelling.
- Eat soft foods for a few days because hard foods can irritate the incision site.
- Stay hydrated and drink lots of water.
Schedule Your Consultation
Dr. Kayvan Fathimani is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a fellowship-trained facial cosmetic surgeon specializing in cutting-edge cosmetic surgeries. He listens to his patients carefully and curates personalized treatment plans to help them achieve their aesthetic goals. Furthermore, Dr. Fathimani’s medical staff ensures you feel safe and supported through every step of the surgical process. Please schedule a consultation to explore your buccal fat removal options.