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Buccal Fat Removal

In Austin & Dallas

Improve Your Confidence by Sculpting Your Way to Refined Elegance

Unlock your true beauty as your refined elegance takes center stage with the help of buccal fat removal. Bid farewell to the fullness of your lower cheeks and welcome a more chiseled, contoured facial appearance that accentuates your natural features. Sculpt your way to confidence and step into a new chapter of self-assurance with buccal fat removal Dallas & Austin area residents will love.

Who is a candidate for buccal fat removal?

If you find yourself contouring your face with makeup daily to camouflage your “chipmunk cheeks”, you may be a good candidate for a Dallas or Austin buccal fat removal. This is a quick 45 minute procedure in the office under local anesthesia to accentuate the cheek bones and downplay fullness in the lower part of the face.

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What is Buccal Fat Removal?

Buccal fat removal is a minimally invasive procedure done to reduce the fullness of the cheeks. It is a procedure where excess buccal fat in the cheek area is removed from inside the cheek, slimming your facial profile.

This procedure can be used to reduce puffiness around the cheeks, enhance the jawline and create a more defined facial appearance. The overall goal is to transition a round face into an oval or inverted triangular shape. It can be paired with botox in the masseter muscle (the muscle attached to the jaw) or dermal fillers around the cheek bones to give even more of a dramatic change.

"What is Buccal Fat Removal?", with Dr. Sarah Saxon

Benefits of Buccal Fat Removal

Buccal fat removal can greatly improve your quality of life by enhancing your facial contours and boosting your self-confidence. Here are some key advantages of buccal fat removal:

  • Achieve a more sculpted facial appearance
  • Reduce the fullness of your lower cheeks
  • Look more chiseled and contoured

Buccal Fat Removal Candidates

For patients looking to improve their facial contours and address the fullness of their lower cheeks our Austin or Dallas buccal fat removal is an effective treatment. Ideal candidates typically have fullness in their lower cheeks that they can't seem to get rid of. Certain health issues, such as autoimmune diseases, uncontrolled diabetes, or a history of poor wound healing, may disqualify a candidate for this procedure.

During your consultation for buccal fat removal Austin or Dallas aesthetic experts will talk to you about what you want to achieve and assess the areas that concern you. Our team will explain the procedure thoroughly, discuss potential risks and complications, answer any questions you have, and give you all the information you need to make an informed decision.

Dr. Sarah Saxon, Facial Plastic Surgeon in Dallas or Austin

The Buccal Fat Removal Procedure

The procedure itself involves making a small 1 centimeter incision inside the mouth. The fat pad is just inside this incision and comes out in one piece. A small portion of tissue at the base of the fat pad is left in place to prevent scarring and a hollow appearance. Before starting the procedure for buccal fat removal Dallas or Austin aesthetic experts at Saxon MD will administer a local anesthetic to numb the treatment area, ensuring patient comfort throughout the process. In some cases, mild sedation may be offered to help alleviate anxiety and promote relaxation. The procedure typically takes around 45 minutes to an hour to complete, depending on the individual's anatomy and the extent of the fat removal.

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What is recovery like after buccal fat removal?

The incisions inside the mouth are closed with dissolving sutures. Instructions will be given to wash the mouth out with a special mouthwash, and routine dental care can be resumed as soon as tolerated.

It is recommended that our Dallas & Austin buccal fat removal patients maintain a soft diet for the first day or two to prevent biting the inside of the cheek while swelling is present. Mild swelling occurs which is improved with a compressive wrap. Bruising is generally not visible since the fat pad is deep within the cheek. After buccal fat removal you will notice swelling gradually decrease over 1-2 weeks revealing your postoperative result.

Schedule Your Austin & Dallas Buccal Fat Removal Consultation at Saxon MD Today

Don't wait any longer to achieve the sculpted facial appearance you desire. If you're looking to get buccal fat removal Dallas or Austin area residents are encouraged to book a consultation with our experienced team at Saxon MD today, or call us at (512) 537-4191.

Frequently Asked Questions

Buccal fat removal is a widely practiced cosmetic procedure known for its ability to enhance facial features by creating a more defined look.

When performed by a qualified and experienced Austin & Dallas plastic surgeon like Dr. Sarah Saxon, the procedure is considered safe. As with any surgery, there are potential risks and complications, which your surgeon will discuss during your consultation.

The results of buccal fat removal are permanent, meaning that the removed fat pads will not grow back. However, if you experience significant weight gain, this may affect the way your facial contours look.

There will be minimal scarring since the incision is made inside the mouth, so there are no visible scars on the face. Additionally, any internal scarring that does occur is usually minimal and won’t be easily noticeable.

Buccal fat removal cost is dependent on the complexity of the procedure.

Make your tomorrow beautiful. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Saxon about facial plastic surgery in Texas. Dr. Saxon will answer all your questions in a caring manner and help you create a plan to bring your ideal looks to life!

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