Buccal Fat Removal | Chicago Breast & Body Aesthetics


Buccal Fat Removal

"I went to his office for a consultation and knew right away he was the doctor for me. He was honest, understanding and most of all, he listened to me."

Buccal fat removal can help create a slimmer facial appearance and sculpted look to the cheekbones. A facial plastic surgeon removes the buccal fat from the cheek area, creating a more defined contour to the cheek bones.


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What is Buccal Fat Removal?

It is a surgical facial slimming procedure. A facial plastic surgeon removes the fat pad located in the cheek hollow area, creating a slimmer appearance of the face.

This surgery is a permanent solution and great for those who may want to reduce the fullness of the lower cheeks or to get rid of "chubby cheeks".

The procedure can be performed alone or in combination with other surgeries including chin liposuction, eyelid surgery or face lift.

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Why Choose Chicago Breast & Body Aesthetics

Award-Winning Top Cosmetic Surgeons. Voted "Best of Plastic Surgery" In Chicago, Illinois

Dr. Truong holds three board certifications including the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, and the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Truong is the founder and CEO of Chicago Breast & Body Aesthetics and is considered one of the Top Breast & Body Surgeons in Illinois.

Dr. Pey-Yi Kevin Lin is a board certified plastic surgeon in Chicago who emphasizes tailored care and treatment to each individual patient.   Dr. Lin is skilled in both Plastic and Reconstructive surgery trained under nationally renowned aesthetic and reconstructive surgeons, gaining valuable insight and an unparalleled experience with stunning results.

Dr. Vagotis is a leader in cosmetic procedures of the face and body, with over 33 years of experience in the field of plastic and cosmetic surgery. She trained under Dr. Connel is also known as “the father of the modern facelift”. Because of the training Dr. Vagotis received under Dr. Connell, she possesses special techniques and skills that set her apart from other plastic surgeons in the Midwest.



How is buccal fat removal surgery performed?

Buccal fat removal surgery can be performed under local or general anesthesia. Your surgeon will remove the buccal fat through a small incision and ultimately create a more tapered defined appearance in the lower third of the face.


Who is a good candidate for buccal fat removal?
Here are a few reasons you may consider a buccal fat removal surgery...

Good candidates include those that have full cheeks and want to contour and slim their face.


Is buccal fat removal permanent?
Yes, the procedure is permanent.

Once the buccal fat is removed, it is permanent and does not return!


How long does the buccal fat removal procedure take?

The length of the procedure will depend on the amount of tissue being removed. A typical procedure lasts about thirty minutes.


Does buccal fat removal hurt?

It is normal to experience some discomfort after a buccal fat removal procedure. Generally the pain is mild and well tolerated by patients. Patients are prescribed post-operative pain medication, however most patients find they are comfortable with Tylenol or no medication after a few days.


How long does it take to recover from buccal fat removal?
Here's how the timeframe goes:

Patients will experience some swelling after the procedure. We recommend using ice packs and a chin strap compression garment will help decrease the post-operative swelling.

  • Day 1-2: Stay on a liquid diet.
  • Days 3-7: You may eat a soft foods. No chips, hard vegetables.
  • Day 7+: You may resume normal diet.
Be sure to follow your surgeon’s post-operative instructions for the best results. Final results can be expected at around 6 months following your procedure.

How much does a buccal fat removal cost?
It varies from case to case

Buccal fat removal cost in Chicago, Illinois will range between $5,000 to $6,000.

At Chicago Breast & Body Aesthetics, we offer competitive all-inclusive pricing including monthly specials and discounts. We also offer multiple options for financing to accommodate almost any situation or budget.

Before & After Gallery

Chicago Breast & Body’s before & after gallery is second to none, with thousands of surgeries and happy patients, it’s no wonder our plastic surgeons are among the Best Buccal Fat Removal & Facial Plastic Surgeons in Chicago, Illinois.

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