Although facial volume is often highly sought after, too much volume in the cheeks can also be a concern. At Atlantic Surgical Associates, we offer buccal fat removal to help patients contour the cheeks and achieve their cosmetic goals. This treatment is available to men and women living in New Brunswick, West Long Branch, Edison, and the nearby areas of New York and New Jersey.
What is Buccal Fat Removal?
Buccal fat removal is a surgical technique that eliminates excess fat in the cheeks to slim the contours of the face. Patients with larger amounts of fat in the cheeks often feel that they have a chubby face and find it difficult to achieve the facial contours that they desire. By removing excess fat with the buccal fat removal procedure, patients can reduce the size of the cheeks to enhance the jawline and the cheekbones. Plus, it is a relatively easy procedure to perform and recover from when compared to other facial surgery techniques.
How Much Does Buccal Fat Removal Cost?
The cost of your buccal fat removal treatment will vary depending on the extent of surgery necessary to produce your desired results. During your consultation, you and Dr. Volshteyn will discuss your cosmetic goals in order to determine the best approach to your buccal fat removal procedure. Once your treatment plan is developed, we will be able to provide you with the cost of your treatment. To learn more about what you can expect and how you can pay for your treatment, please refer to our page on plastic surgery financing.
What is the Buccal Fat Removal Procedure Like?
Buccal fat removal is performed under general anesthesia to keep patients safe and comfortable during the procedure. During the procedure, incisions will be made on the inside of the mouth, leaving no visible scarring. Through these incisions, Dr. Volshteyn will remove excess fat from the buccal fat pad to enhance the contours of the face. Once your desired results are produced, the incisions will be closed and the treatment will be complete.
What is the Recovery Period Like After Buccal Fat Removal?
After buccal fat removal, patients may need to take a few days off of work and other normal activities in order to rest and heal. During this time, it is common to experience swelling and varying levels of discomfort. You may need to adjust your diet following the surgery, as the cheeks will be sore and it will be difficult to chew. However, you should be able to return to most normal activities within a week of your procedure, with any residual swelling fading shortly after.
Are the Results from Buccal Fat Removal Permanent?
The buccal fat removal procedure eliminates excess fat from the cheeks to produce long-lasting and even permanent results. However, the results from your buccal fat removal treatment can be affected by significant changes in weight. We encourage patients to maintain healthy diet and exercise habits in order to make their results last as long as possible.
Contact us today to learn more about the buccal fat removal procedure or to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Volshteyn. At Atlantic Surgical Associates, we proudly serve the men and women living in West Long Branch, Edison and East Brunswick, NJ, as well as those in the neighboring cities of New York.