Cheek contours are considered an attractive feature, yet some men and women have rounder, full cheeks due to a thicker buccal fat pad. Buccal fat removal is a procedure that removes some of the fat to contour the cheeks. Dr. Balinger offers buccal fat removal for men and women in Houston, Conroe, and the surrounding areas of Texas.
What is Buccal Fat Removal?
Buccal fat removal is a type of cheek augmentation that contours and defines the cheeks. Buccal fat structure varies, and some people have more buccal fat below the cheekbones, giving the cheeks a rounded shape. For men and women who desire more contoured cheeks, buccal fat removal is a good option.
How Much Does Buccal Fat Removal Cost?
The average cost of buccal fat removal is $3,500 to $4,000. Dr. Balinger explains the benefits of buccal fat removal to contour your cheeks. Should you decide to have the procedure, we will explain the costs of your buccal fat removal surgery. We offer free initial consultations at our offices in Houston and Conroe, as well as financing options for our patients.
What Are the Benefits of Buccal Fat Removal?
- Improves the shape of your face
- Enhances cheek contours
- Gives the cheeks a more defined look
- May balance facial proportions
How is Buccal Fat Removal Performed?
Buccal fat is a pad that extends from the temple area to just under the cheek bone. Part of the pad lies under the muscles of the cheeks. Buccal fat removal targets the part of the pad that is below the cheekbone. An incision is made inside the cheek to give Dr. Balinger access to the buccal fat pad without causing scars on the skin. He carefully removes small amounts of the buccal fat until he achieves the desired contours and face shape.
What is Recovery Like After Buccal Fat Removal?
Recovery from cheek augmentation via buccal fat removal may take several months before you can see the full results of the procedure. The swelling may last up to three weeks, and this is when you will start to see the new contours of your cheeks. The incision that is made inside your mouth will also need time to heal, and this may take up to 10 days. You will need to eat a soft diet for the first few days after your buccal fat cheek augmentation to prevent infection.
How Long Will Buccal Fat Removal Results Last?
The cheek area changes with aging and weight fluctuations. While you cannot stop the affects of aging, you can manage your weight with diet and exercise.
Having contoured cheeks is a highly desirable aesthetic feature for men and women. If you have round cheeks, you may be a good candidate for cheek augmentation via buccal fat removal. Dr. Christopher Balinger offers buccal fat removal for men and women in Houston, Conroe, and the nearby communities in Texas. Contact us today to schedule a free buccal fat removal consultation at our office in Houston or our office in Conroe.