Should I have buccal fat surgery?
If you sometimes use words like “chipmunk cheeks” and “chubby cheeks” to describe yourself, you may benefit from buccal fat surgery. This is a procedure that can remove cheek fat and have a profound impact on the appearance of your face. For many, buccal fat removal turns a chubby or childish face into a sophisticated contour.
Some people are born with genes or natural looks that contour the face into a refined, sophisticated look. A well-defined face reflects features with a balance that is both aesthetically pleasing and completely natural. Many who seek buccal fat removal, also called cheek reduction surgery, go from having a face that looks overly juvenile or pudgy to possessing a beauty more fitting of an ambitious adult.
How does buccal fat surgery work?
Buccal fat surgery is a relatively comfortable procedure with very minimal downtime. If you turn out to be a suitable candidate for this procedure, you can expect your buccal fat removal recovery to be as short as just three or four days, after which you can return to work and experience the benefits of your procedure. Depending on the nature and severity of your concern, your facial plastic surgeon will remove a small amount of buccal fat from each cheek, which he or she can do through a small incision made inside the mouth. This means that you will have no visible scarring, down time will be minimal, and you can see improvement very soon.
Buccal fat treatment is not only a surgery, but a true art. Your doctor must work with precision to ensure that your cheeks are symmetrical and that the contour is ideal. Your doctor will talk with you extensively before your treatment to find out exactly what your goals are and then plan your treatment accordingly. Removal of buccal fat must be customized to each patient, as each face is unique in its strengths and problem areas, with its own shape that will be best complimented by an individualized contouring approach.
How do I get great results?
The key to being completely satisfied with your results is in choosing the right surgeon. There are many great cosmetic surgeons in Los Angeles and beyond who are qualified to perform buccal fat surgery, but remember to be sure to choose a surgeon who specializes in treating the face and who has the training, experience, artistic eye, and reputation required to yield superior results. No one can specialize in everything, and cosmetic doctors are no exception. Our advice is to find a doctor with whom you are comfortable, who has the experience and education to qualify him or herself, and who has unretouched before and after pictures you admire.
Consult with an Expert Who Cares
Dr. Steinsapir is a world-renowned facial cosmetic surgeon who specializes in understanding how individual facial components interact with each other and can be best treated for a balanced, natural look. Dr. Steinsapir has studied medicine at UCLA, Oculofacial surgery at the University of Chicago and UCLA, where he currently teaches at the prestigious Jules Stein Eye Institute. He has completed multiple fellowships, including three years of fellowship training in oculofacial plastic surgery and two years of cosmetic surgery. Throughout his career he has focused on minimally invasive facial procedures to help thousands of people improve their looks and their confidence.
If you are seeking a more refined facial appearance and wondering about facial cosmetic surgery in Los Angeles, Dr. Steinsapir can assist you. At your private consultation he can discuss your unique goals with you and how he can help you to realistically achieve them. Call us today for a no-risk consultation, during which Dr. Steinsapir will be happy to answer your questions and tell you more about how he creates symmetric refinement in the face.