Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought that your mid to lower cheek area appeared too full and gave your face the appearance of being fat or too round?
Buccal fat are pads of fat located in the lower portion of the cheeks, in the area of the cheek hollows. The amount of buccal fat varies from person to person. This fat rarely is reduced with weight loss or exercising. For some, enlarged areas of buccal fat can create the look of chubby cheeks that may be out of place with the rest of your facial features. Buccal fat removal decreases fullness in the lower cheek through removal of the fat pads from between the muscle planes in the cheeks. As a result, this highlights the upper cheek for a more sculpted or full facial appearance.
Some patients can benefit from having the buccal fat removed from one area and then injected into another area that they would like to enhance, such as the lips or upper cheek bone areas.
This procedure can be done under local anesthesia or "twilight" anesthesia in our AAAHC-accredited in-office operating room, or if you prefer, under general anesthesia at an outpatient surgical center. An intraoral incision is made and the fat is then teased out from between the facial muscles and removed. Because the incision is inside of the mouth, there is no visible scarring. The surgery takes approximately 1 hour and there is very little downtime other than some swelling in the face for a few days. Most patients can return to work the next day.
"Dr.Kridel and his staff are the most amazing team out there. He performed my rhinoplasty and took care of each one of my concerns. As a senior in high school, I had no confidence when it came to my nose but after the surgery I look amazing and I’m actually more outgoing. I truly recommend him and his work. He is a very genuine person and cares for every patient. Honestly the best surgeon in Houston."- S.A. / Google / May 04, 2019
"Estoy muy felíz con los resultados de mi cirugía, hace 4 semanas tuve una rinoplastía y apesar del inchazón se me ve realmente muy natural como si nunca he tenido tal cirugía. También Dr. Delaney inició un tratamiento para mejorar la apariencia de una cicatriz en la cara que lo tuve desde niña, cada día los resultados se van viendo invisibles, me siento muy contenta con dichos resultados. Ustedes no tienen idea cómo éstos cambios ayudaron mucho a mejorar mi autoestima. Sin duda Dr. Delaney es el mejor cirujano plástico, es muy amable, meticuloso y sobre todo muy profesional. Estoy agradecida con el Dr. y con el personal que labora con él, son muy serviciales me ayudaron mucho con el idioma! contenta con mis resultados!🙂Altamente recomendado!👍"- T.I. / Google / Jun 09, 2022
"Very trustworthy and results were met - My experience was amazing and met the results I wanted to get with this surgery. Dr.D was very helpful and nice during this experience"- A. / Doctor.com / Jun 08, 2022
"Excellent revision rhinoplasty performed by Dr. Kridel - Dr. Kridel performed a very difficult revision rhinoplasty surgery on me. He fixed the mess 2 previous Doctors did to my nose. Dr. Kridel is a great listener and he is very patient and does not rush the appointment which I found very comforting. It's been 2.5 months since I had my surgery and I'm very happy with the results! It far exceeded my expectations. I also would like to mention Dr. Kridel's fellow, Dr. Starr, Ashlee, Zoe and the whole staff for giving me 5 start treatment each and every visit. Thank you Dr. Kridel!"- J.C. / Doctor.com / Jun 02, 2022
"Dr. Delaney has been exemplary in his care of my surgical needs. I would definitely recommend him to anyone in need of repair of a fractured nose and a deviated septum."- S.M. / Healthgrades / May 17, 2022
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- Average Cost
- $3,000 - $5,000