Sleek Facial Contours

Balanced features define a harmonious face, and sometimes, the cheeks can affect this symmetry. Buccal fat excision is a surgical procedure to help individuals achieve their desired facial contours. Our board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons at Buckingham Facial Plastic Surgery are here to provide you with comprehensive information about buccal fat excision.

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What is Buccal Fat Excision?

Buccal fat excision is a surgical procedure aimed at refining facial aesthetics by addressing the size of the cheeks. It can be performed as a standalone procedure or in conjunction with other facial surgeries to enhance overall facial proportions. This surgery is ideal for those looking to reduce fullness in the cheeks or create a more defined facial contour. During a private consultation, our surgeon evaluates your unique needs and goals to determine if buccal fat removal in Austin at Buckingham Center for Facial Plastic Surgery is the right choice for you.

What to Expect During the Procedure

Buccal fat excision is typically performed in about one hour under local anesthesia with or without oral sedation. The surgeon creates a small incision inside the mouth, enabling access to the buccal fat pads. Once the incisions are made, the surgeon gently removes the appropriate amount of buccal fat, enhancing facial contours and reducing cheek fullness. The quantity of fat removed is determined by the patient's desired results and facial structure. The surgeon takes care not to disrupt surrounding tissues to ensure natural-looking results.

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Why Choose Buckingham Facial Plastic Surgery?

At Buckingham Facial Plastic Surgery, we are dedicated to delivering outstanding surgical care and patient satisfaction. We offer a commitment to excellence, including a 24/7 facial plastic surgeon, over two decades of experience in Austin, and our very own accredited surgical facility.

We pride ourselves on being THE facial specialists in Austin with a science-based approach. Our surgeons focus on specialized services that are known to provide remarkable results. Our team comprises uniquely skilled professionals who invest in top-level training, ensuring the best and safest care for each patient. We wake up every day with a passion for our work, and it shows in the quality of care and support we provide.

Achieving Sculpted Results

The results of buccal fat excision become more evident as the initial swelling subsides. Patients typically achieve a more defined and sculpted mid-face and cheek area, with improved facial harmony. By reducing the appearance of full or "chubby" cheeks, the procedure creates a slimmer and more elegant facial appearance. The results of buccal fat excision are long-lasting and often considered permanent. As individuals age, the natural loss of facial fat may lead to subtle changes in the cheek area, but the overall improvements from the procedure endure.

The Ideal Buccal Fat Excision Candidate

Individuals looking to address excess cheek fullness for a sculpted, harmonious facial appearance are the ideal candidates for buccal fat excision in Austin, TX. Patients must be nonsmokers in good health. This procedure is ideal for individuals seeking to refine their cheek contours and achieve better facial harmony.

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Buccal Fat Excision FAQ

What is the cost of buccal fat excision?

Where is buccal fat excision performed?

Is buccal fat excision painful?

When are the stitches removed?

Will there be visible scars?

What is the cost of buccal fat excision?

The cost of buccal fat excision can vary based on specific factors, including additional procedures, and our surgeons work closely with each patient to provide affordable options.

Where is buccal fat excision performed?

This procedure is typically conducted as an outpatient surgery at our Buckingham Facial Plastic Surgery office.

Is buccal fat excision painful?

Patients may experience some discomfort during recovery, but this can typically be managed with medication.

When are the stitches removed?

Stitches are typically removed in buccal fat excision within 5-7 days after the procedure.

Will there be visible scars?

One of the advantages of buccal fat excision is that incisions are made inside the mouth, resulting in no visible external scarring. The incisions are strategically placed and well-hidden within the natural contours of the mouth.

Schedule Your Consultation In Austin Today

Discover the benefits of buccal fat excision and enhance your facial harmony. Request a consultation with our team at Buckingham Facial Plastic Surgery in Austin, Texas, today by calling 512-401-2500. Our surgeons are committed to delivering a personalized, tailored experience that caters to your unique aesthetic goals. 

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