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Buccal Fat Removal
Thousand Oaks

Buccal fat removal reduces facial fullness by targeting excess fat pads in the cheeks. Dr. Artur Fahradyan offers this personalized cosmetic surgery to help you achieve more slender, chiseled facial contours and eliminate baby fat. Take advantage of buccal fat removal in Thousand Oaks and embrace more elegant facial features.

Eliminate Excess Cheek Fat Pads

Buccal fat removal aims to slim the appearance of the face by reducing excess fat in the buccal fat pads located in the cheeks. These fat pads contribute to the appearance of round or chubby cheeks, which may not align with your desired facial contours. Typically done under local anesthesia, Dr. Fahradyan makes a small incision inside the mouth to access and remove the targeted fat. The result is a more sculpted, contoured facial appearance.

A woman's slim face after buccal fat removal in Thousand Oaks.

Buccal Fat Removal Corrects:

  • Excessive facial fullness or round cheeks
  • A lack of definition in the cheekbones
  • Disproportionate facial contours
  • The appearance of a “chubby” or “baby face”

Buccal Fat Removal Preparation Guidelines:

  • Discuss your goals, medical history, and expectations with Dr. Fahradyan.
  • Undergo a comprehensive evaluation to ensure you are a suitable candidate.
  • Inform your surgeon about any medications or supplements you are taking.
  • If you smoke, commit to quitting for a specified period before and after the procedure.
  • Stay adequately hydrated in the days leading up to your buccal fat removal in Thousand Oaks.
  • Abstain from food and drink for a specified time before the procedure.
  • Ensure you have a reliable transportation plan for the day of surgery.
  • Plan for someone to assist you during the initial stages of recovery.
  • Prepare your recovery space with soft foods, medications, and comfortable clothing.

Buccal Fat Removal Aftercare Guidelines:

  • Allow yourself ample time to rest and recover following the surgery.
  • Take prescribed pain medications as directed by your surgeon.
  • Apply ice packs intermittently to reduce swelling and bruising.
  • Stick to a soft diet for the first few days.
  • Maintain oral hygiene by rinsing your mouth with an alcohol-free mouthwash.
  • Avoid vigorous brushing for the first week.
  • Limit physical activity and avoid strenuous exercises for several weeks post-surgery.
  • Attend all scheduled follow-up appointments with your surgeon to monitor your progress.
  • Follow scar care instructions provided by your surgeon, including gentle massage.
  • Refrain from smoking and alcohol consumption during your recovery.

Buccal Fat Removal FAQs

How does buccal fat removal work?

Buccal fat removal in Thousand Oaks selectively removes excess adipose tissue within the buccal fat pads, which are localized fat reservoirs within the cheeks. Dr. Fahradyan administers local or general anesthesia to ensure comfort, following which incisions are made inside the mouth, typically along the inner surface of the cheeks.

Through these incisions, he gains access to the buccal fat pads and removes an appropriate amount of fat. The incisions are closed with dissolvable sutures. As the buccal fat pads are reduced, patients may notice a gradual refinement in facial appearance over several weeks, with improved cheekbone definition and a more chiseled look.

Is buccal fat removal permanent?

Yes, the results are typically permanent. Once the buccal fat pads are removed, they don’t grow back. However, the aging process and other factors can affect facial fat distribution over time.

What is the recovery time for buccal fat removal?

Recovery times vary, but most patients can return to work and regular activities within a week or two. Full recovery may take several weeks to months.

Are there any risks or complications associated with buccal fat removal?

Like any surgical procedure, buccal fat removal in Thousand Oaks carries some risks, including infection, scarring, asymmetry, and nerve damage. It’s essential to choose a skilled, fellowship-trained surgeon like Dr. Fahradyan to minimize these risks.

Why Choose Dr. Artur Fahradyan?

Dr. Artur Fahradyan is a board-eligible plastic surgeon with a background in plastic and reconstructive surgery from the University of Southern California. His commitment to a personalized approach recognizes that each individual is unique and deserves a tailored experience. If you’re seeking the knowledge of a skilled surgeon who values your individuality, schedule a consultation with Dr. Fahradyan to explore how he can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

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