Buccal Fat Removal

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Dr. Patterson of Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery

Buccal Fat Removal Overview

Patients wanting to have chiseled cheekbones may benefit from buccal fat removal or buccal fat pad extraction in our Pensacola, FL plastic surgery facility. This procedure is often done in combination with liposuction of the chin/neck area and fat graphing to give patients a more sculpted appearance. If you’re interested in learning more about buccal fat removal in Pensacola, FL, contact Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery to schedule an informative consultation today. We’ll help guide you through the treatment process and address any questions or concerns that you may have along the way.

How Much Does Buccal Fat Removal Cost?

The buccal fat removal process varies from patient to patient depending on the needs of each individual. The cost of the treatment depends on the amount of fat that needs to be removed and the overall complexity of the procedure. While the cost can potentially reach $2,500, this is an estimation & prices may vary.

Facts About Buccal Fat Removal

The Buccal Fat Removal Procedure

Your surgeon will carefully remove some of the buccal fat-pad tissue in order to make the cheekbones appear more prominent. Your surgeon may also use injectable fillers to enhance the cheekbones.

Problem

Overly prominent, or “chipmunk,” cheeks.

Goal

To give the patient a more chiseled appearance.

Positioning

After buccal fat removal, you should sleep with your head elevated above your heart for a few days to help reduce the swelling.

Showering

You may shower immediately following surgery.

Exercise

1 week for light exercise. 2 weeks for regular exercise. Avoid any pressure or trauma to the area for 6 weeks.

Sex

Wait 1 week because you don’t want to increase your blood pressure during the early healing period.

Facility

Office/Clinic, Surgery Center, or Hospital

Anesthesia

Local anesthesia in the office/clinic or general anesthesia at a surgery center or hospital.

Hospital stay

Patients go home after surgery and do not require a night in the hospital.

Assistance

You will be able to walk around, feed and bathe yourself. Depending on your pain medication requirements, you may not be able to drive or care for others.

What to Expect After The Buccal Fat Removal Treatment

After undergoing buccal fat removal, you can expect to experience some mild swelling and bruising. Swelling is usually greatest around 3 days after surgery from which time it starts to subside. Some patients remain a little swollen for 2 months. Bruising typically subsides within one week. If you have a desk job you can return to work as soon as you are comfortable doing so. Most people take 1-2 weeks off work.

Risks & Complications

Implant malposition, numbness, bleeding, infection, prolonged swelling, implant complications, need for revision, complications related to anesthesia.

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Procedures are performed by board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Butler, Dr. Leveque, and Dr. Patterson in Pensacola, FL.

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Meet Our Team

At Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery, we understand that the selection of a plastic surgeon is an extremely important decision for any prospective patient. We believe communication, education and individualized patient care are the foundation for creating a strong and trusting patient-physician relationship. Our entire staff is absolutely committed to providing compassionate, personalized, individual attention before, during, and after surgery. We work together to deliver the best possible aesthetic outcomes in a setting that embodies the standards and lifestyle you seek.

 

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Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery offers a variety of payment options so that your cosmetic surgery will suit your budget. All major credit cards are accepted, and financing plans are available.

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