Dr. David M. Hartman | 07/19/2023
For those seeking an improvement to excess cheek fullness, a buccal fat removal procedure may be the right choice. Buccal fat is removed through a small incision inside the cheek in the area of the back molars. Generally, both sides are done in the same procedure. Removing buccal fat pads gives a more sculpted look to the cheeks in those patients with excessive mid-cheek fullness.
The procedure is easily done comfortably awake simply using local lidocaine cream to the inside cheek area followed by injection with more lidocaine. The gumball-sized ball of fat is then teased out of the small incision which is then closed with a simple dissolvable stitch.
Due to the meticulous expertise of Dr. David Hartman, any swelling or bruising should be minimal. Both will diminish quickly as you heal. Follow your aftercare instructions during recovery regarding eating and self-care. Attend all of your follow-up appointments.
There will probably be some soreness for several days. Over the counter medications like Tylenol and/or Motrin can be taken for one to several days for any mild to moderate discomfort should it arise.
The results are immediately noticeable. It just takes a bit of time for the cheeks to settle and contour into their new shape. You’ll be delighted by the signature refined and natural-looking result. For this simple in-office procedure, the improvement is quite nice for the right patient!
Dr. David Hartman can help you decide if cheek reduction surgery is right for you during a consultation appointment and will give you a clearer picture of what to expect.
If you think a buccal fat reduction might be right for you, learn more about this procedure and any other cosmetic surgery options to feel your best self. Give Fine Arts Skin & Laser a call at 330-364-5656 and book a buccal fat removal consultation. Dr. David Hartman can answer your questions and help you determine what options there are for attaining the look you always wanted.
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