Buccal Fat Removal

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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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Chicago Breast and Body Aesthetics is your premier destination for cosmetic procedures of the body, breast and face. Our team is comprised of accomplished and board-certified plastic surgeons, known for their exceptional skills and commitment to delivering outstanding results.

Dr. Truong is a triple-board certified cosmetic surgeon, including the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, American Board of 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 Best Skinny BBL, Breast, and 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. John D. Rachel, a distinguished figure in the realm of facial plastic surgery, holds four board certifications: Facial Plastic Surgery, and by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, and Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery). He is also esteemed as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, indicating his profound commitment to medical excellence.



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.

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