Buccal Fat Removal In Our Boston Office

As we age, most people typically lose volume in the face. However, some people carry the appearance of “chubby” or rounded cheeks throughout their adult life. Removing excess fat tissue from the buccal fat pad will slim the lower part of the face resulting in better facial contouring and more definition. In women, it creates better contoured cheekbones. In men, buccal fat pad removal can create a more chiseled appearance to the face and jawline.

Buccal fat pad removal/reduction is a safe and effective procedure which can be performed in the office under local anesthesia. Dr. Numa will make small incisions on the internal surface of each cheek. Excess fat tissue is then removed through each incision and dissolvable sutures are placed inside the mouth. Because the procedure is performed inside the mouth, there will be no visible exterior scars. The procedure typically takes 1-2 hours.

Following the procedure, some patients experience mild discomfort and swelling which can be alleviated with ice and over the counter pain medication. These symptoms typically subside within the first few days. While many people return to work the next day, exercise and vigorous activity should be avoided for one week, at which time normal activities can resume.

Candidates for a buccal fat pad removal/reduction should be in good general health. This procedure is not suitable for smokers. Contact our office to schedule a consultation to understand if you would be a good candidate for buccal fat pad removal/reduction.

Dr. Numa’s Philosophy

Buccal Fat Pad Removal/Reduction is a great option for those who may have an interest in streamlining or improving the contour of a round or “full” face.  Dr. Numa believes the final result should look natural and not “hollowed out”.  This procedure is a safe and effective option to improve the overall aesthetic contours of the face with little downtime.

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