Sculpt Your Facial Contours With Buccal Fat Removal in NJ

While a youthful face typically includes soft, rounded contours, some individuals find that their face appears overly full, even if they have a healthy body weight. This excess volume, often due to prominent buccal fat pads, can mask the natural angularity of the face, making it look less defined. Buccal fat removal, or cheek reduction surgery, offers a solution to refine these features by removing the fat pads, resulting in a more sculpted appearance.

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What Is Buccal Fat Removal?

Buccal fat removal is a cosmetic surgical procedure that thins the cheeks by removing excess fat from the buccal fat pads, which are located in the middle of the face. This procedure is not about weight loss but about contouring and enhancing facial features to bring balance and definition to the face. The results are subtle yet aesthetically pleasing and provide a more mature, contoured facial profile that many find desirable.

Are You a Candidate for Buccal Fat Removal?

Candidates for buccal fat removal typically feel their face appears too rounded or chubby and seek a more defined facial structure. Ideal candidates are those who are in good health, non-smokers, and at a stable weight, as significant weight fluctuations can impact the longevity and results of the procedure. This surgery is suitable for those with pronounced buccal fat pads that do not diminish despite overall body fitness. Potential patients must not have fluctuating weight, as any significant gain or loss can alter the procedure results.

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Why Choose Dr. Aydin?

Choosing Dr. N. Bill Aydin means entrusting your facial sculpting to one of the most proficient plastic surgeons in New Jersey. Dr. Aydin, a double-board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, is renowned for his delicate handling of facial procedures. His nearly two decades of experience and artistic precision ensure natural-looking, aesthetically pleasing results.

At the Aydin Center for Plastic Surgery, Skincare, & Lasers, every procedure is conducted with unparalleled attention to detail, from the initial consultation to post-operative care. Dr. Aydin’s approach goes beyond typical surgical procedures, offering a luxurious, personalized experience that ensures patient comfort and satisfaction throughout their journey.

Recognized as a top-rated and award-winning surgeon, Dr. Aydin’s dedication to his craft is evident in his numerous accolades, including being named one of Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors for over half a decade, an honor only the top 7% of physicians receive. As such, you can trust his commitment to achieving the best possible outcomes for his patients.

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What to Expect During the Procedure

The buccal fat removal process is relatively straightforward and is typically performed under local anesthesia, though sedation options are available for those who prefer it. The procedure usually takes about one hour. Dr. Aydin begins by making a small incision on the inside of the cheek, ensuring no external scars are visible post-surgery. He carefully extracts the appropriate amount of buccal fat through this incision, sculpting the cheeks to achieve a more defined facial contour.

Buccal Fat Removal Recovery in NJ

Recovery from buccal fat removal is relatively quick compared to other facial surgeries. Patients typically experience minimal discomfort and swelling, which subside within a few days. Most individuals return to normal activities within a week, with the final, subtle yet noticeable results becoming apparent as the swelling fully diminishes. It's advised to sleep with the head elevated, at least for the first few nights, to reduce swelling. Your diet may need to be adjusted temporarily with a focus on soft foods or liquids for the first few days to minimize discomfort while chewing. Oral hygiene is crucial to prevent infection; gentle rinsing with salt water or a prescribed mouthwash can help keep the surgical site clean.

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I love Dr. A and his staff. They explained every detail pre-op, what would happen during surgery, and what results I could expect post-op. During the follow-up afterward, the staff was always professional and on time! If I had any questions or concerns, even after hours, they always responded promptly. I highly recommend Dr. Aydin. He was professional and honest, took his time answering any questions, and explained things in detail. He has a great bedside manner, and I felt not only safe in his care but also comfortable. Thank you!

—Stephanie H.

Buccal Fat Removal FAQ

How long is the procedure?

Buccal fat removal is generally a quick procedure, lasting about one hour, depending on the complexity and the specific needs of the patient.

What are the risks?

Like any surgical procedure, buccal fat removal carries some risks, such as infection, excessive bleeding, injury to facial nerves and glands, asymmetry, and reactions to anesthesia. However, these risks are significantly minimized under the care of a skilled surgeon like Dr. Aydin.

How long do the results last?

Once removed, buccal fat pads are gone permanently, so your slimmer face shape will last as long as you maintain a stable weight. However, as you age, natural changes like losing facial fat and muscle, along with skin sagging, could make your face look older than expected. This is something to keep in mind when undergoing this procedure, as having some cheek fat can help you maintain a youthful look as you age.

Will my insurance cover buccal fat removal?

Buccal fat removal is not usually covered by insurance because it’s considered cosmetic. However, our office can provide financing options to help manage the cost of the procedure.

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Delivering Quality Results Why You’ll Love the Aydin Center

  • Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
  • Your Aesthetic Goals Are Our Goals
  • State-of-the-Art Technology

Ready to Refine Your Facial Profile?

Embrace renewed confidence with a well-defined face. Start your transformation at the Aydin Center for Plastic Surgery, Skincare, & Lasers by filling out our 100% HIPAA-compliant e-consultation. Once you submit your form, our surgical coordinator will reach out to you, discuss your goals, and provide a detailed price quote. Don’t wait to achieve the facial definition you’ve always wanted—complete the e-consultation now and take the first step toward a slimmer, more sculpted facial contour with Dr. Aydin.

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