Buccal Fat Removal

Located near Los Angeles and Beverly Hills

Buccal Fat removal is a procedure commonly requested by patients with round faces and full lower cheeks. It is a permanent and scarless surgery that can reduce excess cheek volume. Buccal fat removal can provide a slimmer and more sculpted facial appearance by subtly sharpening the contour of your cheek into your jawline.
Excess buccal fat is typically a genetic trait that is resistant to weight changes. Good candidates for the procedure are generally those who notice their excess facial fat cannot be remedied through diet or exercise. It is extremely important to perform this procedure in the proper candidate and to avoid overly-aggressive fat reduction.

Buccal Fat Removal

Cheek Reduction

Conveniently located to serve Los Angeles and Beverly Hills
Buccal Fat removal is a procedure commonly requested by patients with round faces and full lower cheeks. It is a permanent and scarless surgery that can reduce excess cheek volume. Buccal fat removal can provide a slimmer and more sculpted facial appearance by subtly sharpening the contour of your cheek into your jawline.
Excess buccal fat is typically a genetic trait that is resistant to weight changes. Good candidates for the procedure are generally those who notice their excess facial fat cannot be remedied through diet or exercise. It is extremely important to perform this procedure in the proper candidate and to avoid overly-aggressive fat reduction.

Candidates for Buccal Fat Removal

Buccal fat removal is an excellent procedure for facial sculpting, but the procedure is not right for everyone. Ideal candidates include individuals who have unwanted cheek fullness at the region of the buccal fat pad that is present even at healthy body weight. These individuals may notice prominent cheeks in older family members who have a similar facial structure.

Buccal fat reduction is commonly performed in patients ranging in age from 25 years to 65 years. It is not unusual to reduce the buccal fat pad in older individuals, which can be performed during a facelift. During your consultation, Dr. Foulad, will perform a thorough facial examination to determine whether or not you are a suitable candidate. He will also discuss the potential results you can expect to achieve and explain the procedure details with you.

How Buccal Fat Removal is Performed

Buccal fat removal is a relatively short procedure. Dr. Foulad commonly performs it under local anesthesia. However, sedation and general anesthesia are options as well. Dr. Foulad reduces the buccal fat pads inside of your cheeks through small incisions on the inside of your mouth. Through these incisions, Dr. Foulad is able to access the fat pads. Dr. Foulad reduces the appropriate amount of fat in order to re-contour the appearance of your cheeks. He closes the incisions with dissolvable sutures, which heals very well inside of your mouth.

How to Prepare for Buccal Fat Removal

In preparation for undergoing the buccal fat removal procedure, we need to ensure that you are healthy and optimized for the procedure. Certain medications and supplements (such as those that increase the risk of bleeding) might have to be stopped a specific time period prior to the procedure. You will be provided more comprehensive pre-operative instructions specific to your individual case.

We are conveniently located to serve Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, & Los Angeles. However, we are available to help with coordinating your stay if you are an Out-of-Town Patient.

What to Expect After Buccal Fat Removal

Generally, the recovery process is quick and fairly painless. Following the procedure, most patients tend to experience only a small amount of swelling. Although bruising is possible, it does not usually occur. The majority of swelling usually takes several weeks to resolve. However, most patients are able to return to work or social activities after about one week without signs of having a procedure performed. The final result is generally not entirely visible for several months as residual swelling continues to disappear. Typical results following buccal fat removal are generally subtle, as though the recipient lost some weight.

 

Cost of Buccal Fat Removal

The cost of buccal fat removal depends on whether it is performed in the procedure room (e.g. local anesthesia with relaxing medication taken by mouth) or in the operating room (e.g. twilight sedation). If buccal fat removal is combined with other procedures, such as liposuction, facelift, or rhinoplasty, the overall price will increase accordingly.

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Your journey to a more sculpted facial appearance starts with buccal fat removal in Los Angeles. If you have any questions, contact Foulad MD to schedule a consultation today.

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Buccal Fat Removal faq

Is all of the buccal fat removed?

Only a portion of the buccal fat is removed during the procedure. As such, I like to refer to the procedure as buccal fat reduction. The buccal fat not only occupies the lower cheek, but also extends to the temple. Although it would not be feasible (or desired) to remove the entire path of the buccal fat, it also is not usually a good idea to remove all the buccal fat located at the lower cheek.

Why Is Buccal Fat Removal Trendy?

Buccal fat removal is particularly popular lately because it offers noticeable results for those who desire facial contouring without undergoing major surgery. The ability to customize the procedure to meet individual preferences and goals makes it especially attractive to those seeking a personalized approach to facial aesthetics. However, Dr. Foulad believes in an overall conservative approach to buccal fat reduction and makes it clear that not everyone is a candidate for this treatment.

Is Buccal Fat Removal Permanent?

Yes, buccal fat removal is generally considered a permanent procedure. Once the fat pads are removed, they do not typically grow back. However, the aging process can affect facial fat distribution over time.

Testimonials

Terry Moler
Terry Moler
2022-03-07
Dr.Foulad and his staff are amazing. The results speak for themselves. Dr. Foulad is meticulous. The experience was beyond great. I had a neck lift, a mid face lift and an upper eye lift. Dr. Foulad was very attentive. Chelsea, the practice manager, took care of every detail. I felt at ease and very taken care of. I had prepared myself for a painful surgery and recovery period but it was not like that at all. There was no pain and very little discomfort. It felt more like a well needed vacation. I had all my surgery on a Friday and I saw Dr. Foulad and Chelsea through the weekend. By the following Saturday I was at an important social function and with a little make up, no one could tell I was a week out from surgery. Some people would call this vanity. I disagree. I don’t feel 63. Why should I have to look 63.(or older!) It’s the best thing I ever did for myself. I can't thank Dr. Foulad enough. If you are considering doing this, I beg you to pull the rip cord, take the plunge, whatever you want to call it, but do it! It’s worth it. You’re worth it!
carol cusson
carol cusson
2021-12-11
There aren't enough stars for this review to tell you how pleased I am with Dr Foulad, Chelsea and the staff. It was so worth the miles traveled to have my facelift, neck and brow lift. Their attentiveness from the consult all the way through to the aftercare has been amazing. He continues to check in with me 2 months later. His attention to detail and his warm and caring personality made this such an enjoyable experience. I could not believe there was minimal pain and you cannot even see where the stitches were. I feel AND look like a new woman. Judge for yourself with my pictures! Highly recommend Dr Foulad and his staff
Kristy Franklin
Kristy Franklin
2021-10-06
Dr. Foulad performed my facelift and neck lift a few months ago and my results are phenomenal! He is kind, talented, and did beautiful work on my face and neck. He is very honest and takes a lot into consideration when giving his recommendations. He takes so much time to answer your questions and explain everything to you. Everything about my experience was top notch. I have seen other doctors in my past and none of them followed up with me or spent the amount of time with me the way Dr. Foulad has. His staff was also incredibly pleasant and accommodating with me. I can’t recommend Dr. Foulad enough. He genuinely cares deeply about his patients and does excellent work!
Miriam Vernia
Miriam Vernia
2021-09-13
Dr. Foulad loves what he does and it shows. He is professional, knowledgeable, skilled, and dedicated to his patients. His "bed manners" are without equal. He follows up on his patients for weeks after surgery, providing timely advice and encouragement. He is honest and upfront about what benefits surgery can provide and he refers to other surgeons procedures that he does not feel comfortable performing.
Victoria Lampley
Victoria Lampley
2021-03-26
Dr Foulad is absolutely amazing! He is super patient, takes the time to thoroughly explain all your issues, thoughts, and goals and maps out all of your options without pushing anything whatsoever (if anything he does the opposite and explains everything in depth). He was completely attentive and super eloquent and smart when describing all of the ways he can help heal and preserve my skin and shared a wealth of knowledge. The practice manager Chelsea is patient, kind and super sweet and helpful. I'll definitely be telling my family and friends to become patients of Dr Foulad's practice. He is a perfectionist in the best way possible.
Kyrra White
Kyrra White
2021-03-14
I went to Dr Foulad for Jowl liposuction. Dr Foulad is a very informed facial artist and a master of his craft. I appreciate how delicate he was with my face during the procedure. He paid close attention to every detail of my face, and his effort shows in my results! I highly recommend Dr Foulad for any facial procedure. It’s important to have someone who is invested in your vision as you are, and that is Dr Foulad.
Aiko Fujimoto
Aiko Fujimoto
2021-03-01
Dr Foulad and his team are the definition of white glove service. They will take the time to explain everything in thorough detail and take all extra precautions to ensure your procedure is done as effectively and safely as possible. I'm incredibly happy with my results and will only be trusting my facial needs with Dr Foulad for all procedures going forward!
Sydney Skinner
Sydney Skinner
2020-12-16
Wow, I am so impressed! From the minute I walked into his office I was warmly greeted by his staff and ushered off for my consult with Dr. Foulad. He was extremely through (I ask a lot of questions) and he was very patient and did not rush me. I followed up the next week for my procedure which I’m thrilled with the outcome and feel so much confident! I’m looking forward to a long relationship with his office and it’s nice because he offers the entire package of treatments, products and procedures to cover all the bases! So no more running around to different offices!
Katia Rodriguez
Katia Rodriguez
2020-11-10
My experience at Dr. Foulad’s office has been nothing but great! From my very first consult, he made me feel comfortable and explained everything with detail. Him and his staff are so kind and were there to help guide me along the process. The results of my surgery were everything and more! I am so happy with the results and would recommend him to all my friends and family.
calvarezds
calvarezds
2020-09-17
I am so happy with my results after going to Dr. Foulad. He is a complete perfectionist and explains everything to you before go through with any injections or procedures. He makes everything look natural and seamless. I am definitely recommending him to all of my friends and family.