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Did you inherit a round, chubby facial structure? If so, you know that no diet or exercise will create a thin, sculpted look — and no matter how hard you try, you still have a round face. Buccal fat removal in Miami is a fast surgical procedure that can create a more attractive facial appearance. Dr. John Mesa is among the most talented plastic surgeons practicing in the Miami area, and he can help you transform your look with buccal fat removal. It leaves no visible scars, as the incisions are made within your mouth.

What is buccal fat removal?

The buccal fat pad is located within your face, surrounding the muscles you use for chewing and talking. The fat pad can be of various sizes, and in some individuals it’s so large that it creates a rounded appearance to the face. The removal of the fat pad can help reveal your cheekbones and create a slimmer, more V-shaped look to your lower face.

Cheek fat removal in Miami involves making incisions within your mouth through which the pad is removed. It only takes about 30 minutes to complete and requires only local anesthesia. The incisions are closed with dissolvable sutures, and as you have not been “put under,” you are free to drive home after your procedure.

What are the benefits of buccal fat removal?

This surgery, while simple, can dramatically change your look. The benefits include:

  • A slimmer, more V-shaped face
  • A more chiseled facial structure
  • Improved confidence and self-esteem
  • No visible scars
  • A slimmer appearance
  • Safe procedure

Before & After Buccal Fat Removal

Am I a candidate for buccal fat removal in Miami?

If you are unhappy with your facial appearance and feel it’s too round, you may be a good candidate for buccal fat reduction in Miami with Dr. Mesa. This procedure is performed to transform your facial structure and create a more appealing look. Those who undergo this minor surgery have:

  • Chubby cheeks
  • A round baby face
  • No visible cheekbone structure
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Transform your look with buccal fat removal surgery

If you feel your look is less attractive due to a rounder face, your facial structure can be subtly but significantly improved with this minor surgery. A slimmer lower face creates a look that is universally recognized as being attractive, and can be yours with the help of Dr. Mesa. Imagine your facial structure appearing chiseled, structured, and sculpted, rather than round. It takes only minutes, and can change your life forever.

Why choose Dr. Mesa for buccal fat removal in Miami?

Dr. Mesa is trusted by his many patients to perform this bichectomia in Miami with precision and to achieve exceptional results. He will only recommend the procedure if it is right for you. He never advises any surgery to make money and build his practice, which happens often with other plastic surgeons. His patients are extraordinarily pleased with his personal touch, his dedication to superior results, and the fact that he builds a strong bond with each patient. He is among the most compassionate, caring doctors practicing in Miami. Beyond his patient-focused approach, he has exceptional skills. He is Harvard-trained and consistently exceeds expectations in the quality and precision of his work. 

What to expect during your buccal fat removal procedure

Buccal fat removal is an outpatient procedure. It is typically performed with only local anesthesia, with no intravenous sedation or general anesthesia required, and is virtually painless.

An incision is placed within your mouth, and the fat pad removed on each side. The incision is then closed with dissolvable stitches, and you are done. The entire surgery should require no more than 30 minutes to complete. After surgery, you are free to return home.

What is the recovery time after buccal fat removal in Miami?

You may feel some discomfort, swelling, and minor bruising after buccal fat removal in Miami. Pain medication, along with ice packs, will keep you comfortable in the early stages of healing. You will need to follow a liquid and soft food diet for several days, and you will have a mouth rinse to keep the area clean. It may take a few weeks for the swelling to disappear, but you should feel and look well enough to return to work or other activities within about a week. Your facial structure will continue to slim for several months before the final outcome is achieved, and is well worth the wait.

Meet with Dr. Mesa in Miami

If you’re considering cheek fat removal in Miami, your first step is to meet with Dr. Mesa. He will carefully and thoroughly evaluate the condition of your skin and the size of your buccal fat pad, and he will advise you if this procedure will produce the transformation you envision. Some patients choose a more extensive approach to facial re-sculpting, and may decide to undergo an added enhancement with dermal fillers or implants for chin, cheeks, or jawline. You are a unique individual, and you deserve the level of attention and care you can expect when under the care of Dr. Mesa and his staff.

Buccal Fat Removal FAQ 

Is buccal fat removal permanent?

Yes, buccal fat removal permanently improves the aesthetic appearance of the lower face. Because the whole fat pad is removed, even fluctuations in your weight later in life will not affect the aesthetic results of your procedure.

What procedures can I combine with my buccal fat reduction?

Buccal fat removal can be done as a standalone procedure, or it may be done in tandem with other complementary facial plastic surgeries. In either case, the procedure produces noticeable aesthetic benefits. For a more comprehensive approach to facial enhancement, Dr. Mesa’s patients often consider liposuction, a lip lift, and facial implants, which are particularly effective in creating youthful, chiseled facial features.

What is the cost of buccal fat removal?

As each patient’s needs, goals for the procedure, and facial anatomy are entirely unique, exact costs are determined following a personal consultation. Most patients can typically expect to pay a few thousand dollars for the procedure. To make his services available to patients of all means, Dr. Mesa makes available a number of financing options.

Are there risks with buccal fat removal?

Buccal fat removal has a low risk level and is generally considered a safe procedure. However, just as there is with any surgery, there is a chance of unwanted side effects:

  • bleeding
  • infection
  • negative reaction to anesthesia
  • lockjaw

Can I eat after buccal fat reduction?

You’ll need to eat a liquid diet for several days before you progress to soft foods. From there, you can slowly progress back to your normal diet.

At what age can I get buccal fat removal?

While this procedure can be performed at almost any age, it is important to wait until the fat pad has completed growing, or getting smaller in some cases, and the facial lines are settled. Fat reserves should not be removed before the growth or loss of facial fat is settled, because doing the surgery too early, if natural fat loss is not complete, can wind up with a thin or gaunt appearance later on. It is usually recommended to wait until you are at least 20.

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