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Kiss Your Baby Face Goodbye With Buccal Fat Removal!

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S.

March 29, 2017, 8:45 a.m.

If you’re struggling with a baby face that never disappeared during puberty, you’re not alone. Hundreds of people find that their face has an overly rounded, plump appearance. Since this is a hereditary condition, it is impossible to diminish the appearance of buccal fat with exercise and weightloss.

 

Fortunately, there is a minimally invasive procedure for buccal fat pad extraction. Buccal fat pad removal is done under local anesthesia and involves small incisions on the inside of the cheeks above the lower gumline. Then the fat deposit is extracted in order to create a slimmer, more sculpted appearance. This procedure normally takes 20 minutes per side.


Buccal fat pad extraction has a relatively quick recovery period, ranging from 3-5 days. Mild discomfort may be present the day after the procedure, but this is relative to how stubborn the fat deposits were to remove. Despite the quick recovery, the swelling does take a few weeks to resolve. After the swelling goes down, you’ll be able to see the results!  

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