Everything You Need to Know About Buccal Fat Removal

Beauty reflects what lies within. However, you may feel that your outer beauty does not truly represent your inner one because you feel unhappy about your facial outline. A well-defined face with sharp jawlines looks pleasing and may be the one thing you’ve always wanted for yourself. Fret not, as the experts at Mira Aesthetic Medical Center & Spa in Costa Mesa, CA offer the option of a buccal fat removal procedure. So say goodbye to your chubby cheeks and read on for everything you need to know about buccal fat removal before scheduling an appointment.

What Is Buccal Fat Removal?

It is a surgical procedure to contour and enhance the appearance of the jaws and cheeks. It involves the removal of fat deposits located inside of the cheek.


You are a good candidate for buccal fat removal if you are in good health. It may be the right treatment for you:

  • If you have fullness in the cheeks as this procedure can help contour the cheeks and make them look more defined and well-proportioned to your face.
  • If you have had a surgical procedure in the past to shorten the lower jaw or chin, you may need this procedure to reduce the puffy or bulky look of the cheeks.
  • If you have a convex-shaped face.
  • If you wish to rejuvenate your overall looks and facial features.

The Procedure

Our team will first assess your overall health and then decide on the amount of fat to be removed, taking into consideration your wishes. The procedure is usually carried out under general or local anesthesia, or sedation to ensure your comfort. Small and simple incisions are made inside the mouth, and the extension of fat in the cheeks is targeted for removal. Once the required amount of fat is removed, the tissues are sutured back. The incisions are tiny, and the scars are hardly visible afterward due to their location inside the mouth.

What Are The Benefits?

You will find that your cheeks look less bulky and more contoured after a buccal fat removal procedure. The face looks more sculpted and rejuvenated. You will also find your self-confidence increasing as you begin to enjoy your sharp and enhanced facial shape. It will knock off years from your face, returning it to its youthful contours.

How Long Does The Procedure Take?

The procedure is a relatively short one, lasting about 30 to 60 minutes on an average. However, if additional re-contouring of other facial features is needed, it may last longer.

How Long Is The Recovery Time?

The recovery is quick with minimal after-effects. You can resume work and normal activities as early as a day after surgery.

Why let chubby cheeks or fat in the cheek area take away your peace of mind? Visit the experts at Mira Aesthetic Medical Center & Spa in Costa Mesa, CA to schedule your initial consultation to enhance your looks today!

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