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Buccal Fat Removal in Houston, TX

Cheek Chic

Houston Buccal Fat Removal at Paul F. Fortes MD Plastic Surgery

Forget chasing the latest highlighter trends – sculpted cheekbones are the ultimate way to achieve a defined and undeniably chic visage. Buccal Fat Removal has become a popular procedure for achieving a sculpted and youthful facial appearance. This minimally invasive surgery strategically removes a portion of the buccal fat pads located deep within the cheeks. Here at Paul Fortes MD Plastic Surgery in Houston, Dr. Paul Fortes, a board-certified plastic surgeon, specializes in Houston Buccal Fat Removal, utilizing this technique to help patients achieve their aesthetic goals.

Sculpt Your Facial Definition

What is Buccal Fat Removal?

Imagine your face as a masterpiece – the cheekbones are the sculpted arches, and the buccal fat pads are the soft, underlying canvas. Buccal Fat Removal, also known as Buccal Fat Pad Removal, is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that targets and removes a portion of these fat pads located deep within the cheeks. These pads contribute to facial fullness, especially in the lower cheeks. By carefully extracting a precise amount of this fat, Dr. Fortes can refine facial contours, enhance cheekbones, and create a more defined jawline. Buccal Fat Removal is also known as cheek reduction surgery. This procedure is perfect for patients in good overall health who desire a sharper and more sculpted facial profile.

Jawline Goals

The benefits of Buccal Fat Removal extend far beyond chasing trends. Here's why this procedure is a game-changer for the modern woman:

Goodbye, Roundness, Hello, Definition

Buccal Fat Removal tackles facial fullness, especially in the lower cheeks, often referred to as chubby cheeks, creating a slimmer and more contoured jawline. This adds a touch of edge to your profile, making your features appear sharper and more defined.

Hello, Cheekbones

As the buccal fat pads diminish, your natural cheekbones become the stars of the show. This creates a more balanced and youthful appearance, reminiscent of those iconic supermodels who redefined beauty standards.

The Minimalist Approach

Unlike more extensive surgeries, Buccal Fat Removal is a minimally invasive procedure. Dr. Fortes performs it with incisions hidden within the mouth, minimizing scarring and downtime. It is perfect for the busy woman who craves a refined look without putting her life on hold.

Fast Forward to Fabulous

Recovery from Buccal Fat Removal is relatively quick and generally not very painful. The procedure is performed under local or general anesthesia based on the patient's preference. You can expect some swelling and mild discomfort, which are easily managed with medication. Most patients are back to their social calendars within a few days, and the final, sculpted results become even more evident as swelling subsides over the following weeks.

Is it Right for You?

Buccal Fat Removal Candidates

Ideal candidates for Buccal Fat Removal are individuals with good overall health and a full, round face seeking a sharper jawline and prominent cheekbones. Excess buccal fat, which can persist into adulthood due to genetic predisposition or obesity, can be effectively addressed by the procedure. While age isn't a strict barrier, those in their mid-to-late twenties with fully developed facial structures tend to see the best results. A consultation with Dr. Fortes is key to assessing candidacy, especially for those with underlying health conditions, prior facial surgeries, or who are pregnant or breastfeeding. During the consultation, the process of undergoing Buccal Fat Removal, including its benefits and recovery, will be thoroughly discussed.

Bye-Bye Round, Hello Defined

Consultation and Preparation

The journey to sculpted cheekbones begins with a personalized consultation at Paul Fortes MD Plastic Surgery. During the consultation, Dr. Fortes will take the time to understand your aesthetic goals for your face. Feel free to discuss your desired outcome, any questions you have about the procedure, and your overall expectations. Dr. Fortes will meticulously examine your facial structure to determine if Buccal Fat Removal is right for you. This assessment ensures you achieve the results you desire while prioritizing your safety. Following the consultation, you'll receive detailed pre-operative instructions to optimize your experience. These may include temporary adjustments to certain medications or dietary modifications to ensure a smooth procedure and optimal healing.

Buccal Fat Removal Procedure

The Science Behind Snatched

Buccal Fat Removal is typically performed in an outpatient setting under local anesthesia with sedation. This ensures your comfort throughout the procedure while allowing you to remain responsive and communicate with Dr. Fortes if needed. The procedure itself involves meticulous steps:

  • Precise Incisions: Dr. Fortes makes small, strategically placed incisions inside the mouth for access to the buccal fat pads.
  • Expert Removal: With exceptional skill and precision, Dr. Fortes removes a carefully measured amount of buccal fat pad tissue to achieve a balanced and natural-looking outcome.
  • Seamless Closure: The incisions are then closed with dissolvable sutures, minimizing scarring.

Facial muscles play a crucial role in the procedure, as they are carefully navigated to ensure optimal results and support healing. The entire procedure typically takes less than an hour, allowing you to return home shortly after the completion.

A Refined Profile

Results & Aftercare

Following your Buccal Fat Removal surgery, expect some initial swelling and discomfort, which is easily managed with medication. This subsides within days, revealing your sculpted cheekbones and defined jawline over the following weeks. Final results are typically visible within four to six weeks. Buccal Fat Removal can also be combined with other facial procedures to enhance your overall appearance and further define facial features. Recovery is quick, with most patients resuming normal activities within a few days. Strenuous activity is briefly restricted to promote healing. Dr. Fortes will provide detailed aftercare instructions, including applying cold compresses, maintaining a soft diet, and practicing good oral hygiene. Maintaining a healthy weight is crucial for long-lasting results, as significant weight gain can alter your facial contours. Since incisions are made inside the mouth, visible scarring is unlikely. Dr. Fortes is always available to address any questions or concerns throughout your recovery.

Buccal Fat Removal Houston

A Lasting, Natural Look

Why Choose Dr. Fortes?

Dr. Fortes combines his artistic vision with extensive surgical training, including three years specializing in plastic surgery, to achieve natural-looking results. His Houston plastic surgery practice, The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery, has a team of experienced nurses and aestheticians who are members of the Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists (SPSSCS). This ensures that you receive care from qualified professionals throughout your entire journey, from pre-operative consultations to post-operative care. Additionally, Dr. Fortes has been recognized as a Texas Super Doctor for over a decade, demonstrating a commitment to excellence and patient satisfaction.

Schedule Your Houston, TX, Buccal Fat Removal Consultation at Paul F. Fortes MD Plastic Surgery Today. Considering a sculpted, more defined facial profile? Dr. Paul Fortes, a board-certified Houston plastic surgeon with over eight years of specialized training, can help you achieve your goals with Buccal Fat Removal. His artistic vision, combined with surgical expertise, ensures a natural-looking result. Ready to discuss your options? Schedule a consultation today! Call us at (713) 489-7996 or visit our website to contact us online.

Buccal Fat RemovalFrequently Asked Questions

Buccal Fat Removal is a minimally invasive procedure with a good safety record when performed by a qualified plastic surgeon. However, as with any surgery, there are risks involved. Discuss these thoroughly during your consultation.

No, Buccal Fat Removal is not reversible. Once the fat pad is removed, it cannot grow back.

While some people experience a gaunt appearance after Buccal Fat Removal as they age, a skilled surgeon who removes the right amount of fat can avoid this. In some cases, it can actually create a more youthful, sculpted look.

The procedure itself is typically performed with local anesthesia, so you shouldn't feel pain during the surgery. You may experience some swelling and discomfort afterward, which can be managed with medication.

The cost of Buccal Fat Removal can vary depending on factors like your geographic location, surgeon's experience, and the complexity of the procedure. A consultation with Dr. Fortes will provide a personalized estimate.

Care You Can Trust

Place your trust in deserving hands. Explore state-of-the-art options and design your personalized treatment plan with renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Fortes. Your best results are within reach.