This procedure will reduce the width/roundness of your face and give you slim, contoured and beautiful cheeks.
Buccal fat removal is an aesthetic procedure that is designed to slim and contour your face. Your buccal fat pads are located under muscles in the lower portion of your cheeks. Your genes will affect the size of your buccal fat pads: as a result, you can be a fit, slim person who has full, rounded cheeks. It’s very difficult to change the shape of your face by eating better and exercising more.
Fortunately, you don’t have to correct this aesthetic challenge by yourself. Dr. Benjamin Caughlin can sculpt your face by removing the buccal fat pads in your cheeks. Eliminating this excess fat will make your cheeks look slimmer and more defined.
How It Works
Buccal fat removal is a quick procedure that is usually performed on an outpatient basis.
Receiving an Initial Consultation
Before you receive your fat removal procedure, you will have an initial appointment at our office in Chicago. During this appointment, Dr. Caughlin will talk about your cosmetic expectations and desires. He will also review your allergies, medical history, and medication use. If he decides that you are a good candidate for this aesthetic technique, you can schedule your procedure at this time.
Numbing Your Tissues
Although Dr. Steven Dayan will tailor your procedure to match the condition of your face, you are likely to receive local anesthesia at the beginning of your appointment. This anesthesia will numb your cheeks and allow you to relax during the next part of your procedure.
Removing The Fat
Once your facial tissues have numbed, Dr. Caughlin will make very small incisions on the inside of your cheeks. Since these incisions will be located inside your mouth, you will not have any noticeable scars after your procedure is finished.
Next, Dr. Caughlin will put gentle pressure on your skin. This pressure will allow him to access your buccal fat pads. He will carefully remove this fat from your cheeks and use stitches to close up your incisions. This is a very straightforward process, and your procedure will usually take less than 30 minutes to finish.
Will I Have a Long Recovery Period After I Improve My Cheeks?
Since Dr. Caughlin will use a very gentle technique to eliminate the extra fat in your cheeks, you won’t have a very long recovery period. Once your procedure is complete, we will instruct you to use a special type of mouthwash for a couple of days and wear a strap on your chin. In addition, we will teach you how to take care of your incisions.
For a few days, you will need to put ice packs onto your cheeks. Dr. Caughlin will also advise you to eat liquids and soft foods for a while. After you have followed this diet for a short period of time, you will be able to return to your normal eating habits. Although you will recover at a unique rate, you should expect to be fully recovered within about two to three weeks.
When Will I See the Final Changes in My Cheeks?
The tissues in your cheeks will need time to adjust to this aesthetic procedure. On average, you will see the final changes in your profile after several months have passed.
Will This Procedure Permanently Improve My Cheeks?
This aesthetic procedure will permanently remove the buccal fat pads in your cheeks. As a result, you should expect to see lasting improvements in the appearance of your face.
If you gain weight in the future, the fat pads in your cheeks will not come back. That said, gaining a significant amount of weight can change the shape of your face and make your improvements look less noticeable. To avoid this issue, you should try to follow healthy habits after you receive this cheek procedure.
Who is a Good Candidate for This Procedure?
Although this procedure can be a great way to improve your profile, some physical characteristics and health issues can prevent you from using this aesthetic technique. In particular, you might not be a good candidate if your face is very thin or you have a medical issue that affects the condition of the fat on your face.
Can I Use Other Techniques To Contour My Face?
In addition to removing your buccal fat pads, Dr. Benjamin Caughlin can use other techniques to contour your face. For example, an underdeveloped chin can make your facial features look out of balance. Your nose may look larger and your neckline might appear shorter. Receiving a chin implant in connection with your buccal fat removal procedure is a good way to achieve a defined, attractive profile.
Dr. Caughlin can also use injectable products to contour your face. He can narrow the lower portion of your face by injecting a neuromodulator into the muscles around your jaw. This treatment will make your eyes look larger and more attractive. Alternatively, he can use dermal fillers to make your cheekbones look sculpted and elevated.
Improve Your Cheeks
If you have always wanted to have slim, sculpted cheeks, you should think about receiving a buccal fat removal procedure from Dr. Benjamin Caughlin, MD in Chicago, Illinois. This aesthetic technique will contour your face and define your cheeks in a minimally invasive fashion. Slimming your face will make you look healthy, youthful, and attractive.