Facial volume is often a desirable trait, but some people feel that they have too much volume in the cheeks. Buccal fat removal at Layton Aesthetic Plastic Surgery can help correct this to produce a contoured facial profile. We offer this treatment to patients living in Kerrville, Houston, San Antonio, and the nearby areas of Texas.
What is Buccal Fat Removal?
Buccal fat removal, or cheek fat removal, is a surgical technique designed to slim the cheeks and create a thinner facial profile. It is the opposite of a cheek augmentation, and often pursued by patients who feel that their face is too full or chubby. Buccal fat removal targets the buccal fat pad in the cheeks, resulting in a localized reduction in facial volume.
How Much Does Buccal Fat Removal Cost?
The cost of buccal fat removal can range from $2,000 to $2,200 depending on the extent of treatment necessary to produce your desired results. During your consultation, Dr. Layton will be able to provide you with a treatment plan that matches your specific needs. At this point, we will be able to provide you with the exact cost of your treatment. We also offer financing services to help make this and other treatments more affordable.
What is the Buccal Fat Removal Treatment Like?
During buccal fat removal, incisions are made inside the mouth and the bulge or fat pad is removed. This can be performed under local anesthesia, and results in no visible scarring. The incisions are sealed with an absorbable suture that will dissolve over time, so no additional appointments are needed to have sutures removed.
How is Recovery Following Buccal Fat Removal?
After buccal fat removal, there is very little recovery except for some mild soreness in the cheek area. We will also provide you with a compression garment that should be worn for about a week after surgery. Patients are able to return to most normal activities within just a few days of treatment.
If you are considering buccal fat removal at Layton Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, contact us today to schedule your initial consultation. We are proud to serve the residents of Sugar Land, Kerrville and Houston, TX.