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Buccal Fat Removal
in Savannah, GA

Defining Elegance

Savannah Buccal Fat Removal at Savannah Facial Plastic Surgery

Facial contouring has become increasingly popular as people seek to achieve their desired aesthetic beyond traditional methods like diet and exercise. Consider buccal fat pad removal if you're looking for a minimally invasive approach to attain a slimmer appearance. While a naturally full and soft face is often associated with youthfulness, some individuals desire a more defined look. That's where Dr. Timothy J. Minton, a renowned Savannah plastic surgeon, excels. With his buccal fat pad removal expertise, Dr. Minton can help accentuate your cheekbones and sculpt a beautifully contoured face. Explore the transformative possibilities of this procedure at Savannah Facial Plastic Surgery.

Slimming Your Profile

What is Buccal Fat Removal?

At Savannah Buccal fat removal is a straightforward outpatient procedure designed to reduce excess fullness in the cheek area. The buccal pad, a disc of fatty tissue located within the cheek hollow, can lead to pronounced, overly rounded cheeks, often imparting a "baby-faced" appearance. While some individuals choose implants to enhance slender cheeks, buccal fat removal provides a surgical solution for those with excessively heavy cheeks that may overshadow other facial features.

During this procedure, small incisions are made on the inside of the cheek to remove the buccal pads carefully, resulting in a more refined and contoured facial shape. Commonly referred to as cheek reduction, buccal fat removal effectively achieves a slimmer, sculpted, and slender appearance.

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A Sculpted Face

What are the benefits of Buccal Fat Removal?

Buccal fat removal is a transformative procedure that effectively reduces excess cheek fullness, achieving a harmonious facial proportion, especially for individuals with round or heavy face shapes. This outpatient procedure provides instant slimming and refinement to the cheek area. Accessing and removing the buccal fat pads within the cheek hollows is accomplished through discreet incisions inside the mouth, ensuring no visible scarring.

One significant advantage of buccal fat removal is its compatibility with other facial recontouring procedures. This versatility allows patients to benefit from a highly customized approach to enhancing their facial aesthetics without requiring multiple surgeries. The results of buccal fat removal are long-lasting and can be permanent when patients maintain a stable weight. If you've ever wished to reduce the natural fullness of your cheeks, buccal fat removal offers a valuable solution.

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Am I a good candidate for Buccal Fat Removal?

This procedure is recommended for those bothered by heavy cheeks that overpower their appearance, causing facial disproportion or detracting from their other features. Suitable candidates are generally healthy non-smokers. While the results are typically permanent, weight gain post-surgery may lead to fat reaccumulation in the cheeks. Maintaining a stable weight is crucial for preserving the contoured effects of buccal fat removal. Buccal fat removal is an excellent surgical option if you seek streamlined, graceful facial contours and are bothered by heavy cheeks.

Buccal Fat Removal at Its Finest

Your Buccal Fat Removal Consultation

If you've longed for a more defined and balanced facial appearance, Dr. Timothy J. Minton and our team will work closely with you to tailor a treatment plan that aligns with your desires and expectations. Your Buccal Fat Removal consultation is the first step toward enhancing your natural beauty and achieving the harmonious look you desire. Our commitment to open communication ensures that your questions are answered and that you gain a comprehensive understanding of the procedure at Savannah Facial Plastic Surgery.

Facial Harmony Restored

Your Buccal Fat Removal Procedure

During your buccal fat removal procedure at Savannah Facial Surgery, Dr. Minton prioritizes your comfort by administering local anesthesia, general anesthesia, or intravenous sedation. The surgical site is accessed through the mouth, ensuring that incisions are discreetly placed on the inner cheek, leaving no visible scarring. The buccal fat pads are expertly removed with meticulous care, and the incisions are precisely closed. For those interested, buccal fat removal can seamlessly complement other procedures, such as chin reshaping or a facelift.

Following the procedure, you will receive a special mouthwash to prevent infection. Detailed instructions for maintaining a liquid diet and caring for the surgical site will guide you through recovery. Planning for someone to drive you home and assist you in settling in for a smooth and comfortable recovery is essential.

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A Refined Appearance

Buccal Fat Removal Results

Following Buccal Fat Removal Savannah patients can expect to enjoy a more balanced and refined facial appearance. This procedure effectively reduces excess cheek fullness, creating a harmonious contour. The discreet incisions within the mouth ensure no visible scarring, leaving you with a natural and rejuvenated look. The overall transformation can be even more striking if combined with other facial procedures, such as chin reshaping or facelifts. The results are designed to be long-lasting, allowing you to revel in your enhanced appearance and newfound confidence.

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Smooth Recovery

Buccal Fat Removal Recovery and Aftercare

After your Buccal Fat Removal procedure, it's important to follow a tailored aftercare plan. You'll receive instructions for maintaining a liquid diet and caring for the surgical site. Swelling and discomfort are expected during the initial stages of recovery, but these symptoms gradually subside. It's advisable to have someone accompany you on the journey home and assist you as you settle in for a smooth recovery. Adhering to the prescribed guidelines and attending follow-up appointments will help ensure optimal healing and lasting results, allowing you to enjoy your refined facial contours confidently.

Buccal Fat Removal

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, the results of buccal fat removal are typically long-lasting and often permanent, provided that you maintain a stable weight. While aging may naturally affect facial contours over time, the reduction in cheek fullness achieved through this procedure is designed to endure.

Like any surgical procedure, buccal fat removal carries some inherent risks, although they are generally minimal. Potential risks include infection, bleeding, asymmetry, scarring (typically minimal and hidden within the mouth), and changes in sensation. Choosing a skilled and experienced surgeon like Dr. Timothy J. Minton is crucial to minimizing these risks and ensuring a safe and successful outcome. During your consultation, Dr. Minton will discuss these risks and address any concerns, ensuring you are well-informed before proceeding with the surgery.