If you inherited a round, chubby, or childish facial structure, your look can be enhanced with a customized facial procedure called buccal fat removal in New Jersey with Dr. Mesa. A rounded facial structure — a “baby face” or “chipmunk cheeks” — can make you look heavier, even if you are slim and in good physical condition.

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Why trust Dr. Mesa to perform buccal fat removal?

Dr. Mesa’s credentials confirm that he is trained to perform buccal fat removal. Dr. Mesa is a Harvard-trained board-certified plastic surgeon. In addition to his plastic surgery residency training, Dr. Mesa pursued a fellowship sub-specialization in craniofacial surgery (reconstruction of the pediatric and adult face) at the prestigious University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Then he pursued a second fellowship sub-specialization in aesthetic surgery (cosmetic surgery of the face and body) at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Alabama. Therefore he is more than qualified to perform buccal fat removal. Additionally, his extensive experience in buccal fat removal in New York City and New Jersey makes him a buccal fat removal specialist.

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I am so pleased with the results of my buccal fat removal and neck liposuction with Dr. Mesa. He and his team are extraordinary -- so professional and kind. I highly, highly recommend him to anyone interested in making a change!

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What is buccal fat removal?

The buccal fat pad is a separate pad of facial fat that has a significant impact on your facial appearance. When this fat pad is overly large, it creates a round, flat, or chubby facial appearance. Removing this fat pad can create a more elegant, chiseled look.

Our Buccal fat pad removal in New Jersey is a minimally invasive procedure that creates a more sculpted facial profile. Dr. Mesa performs this procedure with local anesthesia, with the incisions placed within the mouth. The fat pad is surgically removed to create a more structured, V-shaped facial appearance. The V-shape is universally recognized as a factor in human attraction and can be yours with this minor surgery.

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    Why is a “V-shaped” facea universal standard of attraction?

    Human attraction has been the subject of many scientific studies. Across all cultures, a V-shaped face is considered the ideal — however, not everyone is lucky enough to be born with this trait. Many ethnicities have a rounder facial look. A V-shape, or V-line facial structure, is a slim, oval face shape that narrows to the chin, along with a defined jawline. The human eye recognizes this facial shape as being attractive both in men and women. If you inherited a rounded face and want to achieve a more structured, chiseled look, buccal fat pad removal in New Jersey may be the ideal procedure for you. The procedure, when performed by Dr. Mesa, is fast and painless. These images will provide you with an idea of what to expect:

      What are the benefits of removing the buccal fat pad?

      Your facial structure is one of the most significant aspects of the first impression you make on other people — whether socially, in business, or when seeking a relationship. If you have a round face, you may feel less confident or be treated differently due to others seeing you as young or inexperienced. The benefits of buccal fat removal in New Jersey include:

      • Creates a more defined, sculpted facial structure
      • Creates a slimmer facial appearance
      • Subtly thins the cheeks
      • Enhances the contour of the cheekbones
      • Makes you appear thinner
      • Increases your self-confidence 
      • Changes how others see you
      • Creates a more sculpted elegant facial profile
      • Ideal for both men and women with round faces
      • Creates a more V-shaped facial structure

        Who is a good candidate for buccal fat removal?

        The ideal candidates for buccal fat excision surgery are both men and women with excessive fullness in the lower cheek area, round face, chubby cheeks, or chipmunk cheeks who would like to have a more sculpted, refined, chiseled facial structure. This video will help you understand who could be a good candidate for buccal fat removal in New Jersey:

        Chrissy Teigen Reveals Hollywood's Best Kept Secret: Buccal Fat Removal!

        Chrissy Teigen Reveals Hollywood's Best Kept Secret: Buccal Fat Removal!

        Can I add other procedures to my buccal fat removal?

        Buccal fat pad removal can be combined with various other cosmetic procedures. Dr. Mesa usually performs cheek augmentation with soft tissue fillers (like Voluma) to enhance the results of the buccal fat removal surgery. Other cosmetic plastic surgery procedures such as neck liposuction, eyelid lift (blepharoplasty)Fractora facial skin tightening, or other treatments can be performed at the same time.

        When you’re under the care of Dr. Mesa, he performs a thorough evaluation of your facial structure, and may recommend added procedures to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. However, he will never pressure you to undergo a surgery or procedure you don’t need, which often occurs in other surgical practices. You may choose to undergo additional treatments during your buccal fat removal, including enhancing your cheekbone size with dermal fillers or implants or surgically crafting a more defined jawline.

        How long does the buccal fat excision take?

        Buccal fat removal surgery in New Jersey is a relatively short procedure and performed in-office. The entire process can take as little as 30 minutes to complete, and recovery time is minimal. Different from other surgeons, Dr. Mesa performs the procedure under pure local anesthetic without sedation to ensure patients can commute to the office, driving themselves, or using public transportation without the need of a companion to maintain the privacy of the procedure.

        Why not go to dentists, obstetricians, internists, primary care physicians, or “cosmetologists” for buccal fat pad removal?

        Practitioners like dentists and other doctors who are not formally residency-trained and board-certified to perform buccal fat pad removal have a higher rate of complications. The procedure is a side interest, not a treatment they’re certified to do all day long.

        The most common complaints are a minimal improvement, asymmetries, “operated look,” etc.

        Only a licensed professional with the knowledge, training, and skills required to achieve optimum results should perform buccal fat pad removal. Look for a plastic surgeon who is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and who has completed training at the top residency and fellowship institutions. If you’re tired of your chubby cheeks and want to achieve a slimmer face, please call Dr. John Mesa’s office today to schedule your consultation.

        Why choose Dr. Mesa for buccal fat removal?

        Dr. Mesa is a leading cosmetic plastic surgeon practicing in New Jersey, with offices in New Jersey and Miami. His experience and surgical techniques have led to a reputation as being the top practitioner for cheek fat pad removal. When you’re under the care of Dr. Mesa, you can expect a different kind of experience: pleasant, warm, and completely dedicated to helping you look and feel your best. Patients trust him to achieve exceptional results, and for the strong doctor-patient bond created. As a Harvard-educated medical professional with hundreds of excellent reviews, Dr. Mesa is considered to be among the most accomplished plastic surgeons practicing in New Jersey and beyond.

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