Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought that your mid to lower cheek area appeared too full and made your face appear 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 exercise. 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 by removing the fat pads between the muscle planes in the cheeks. As a result, this highlights the upper cheek for a more sculpted appearance.
Buccal fat removal can be performed under local anesthesia or "twilight" iv sedation in our AAAHC-accredited in-office surgical suite, or if you prefer, under general anesthesia at an outpatient surgical center. There are no external scars, as we use an incision on the inside of each cheek to tease out and remove the buccal fat. Care is taken to remove enough fat to see an improvement, but not too much to make the cheeks too hollow. 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
"I was incredibly nervous when it came to getting my septal perforation repaired. Dr Kridel and all of his staff were supportive and made me feel comfortable throughout the whole process. They were able to answer all my questions and made sure I understood everything happening in terms of recovery and healing."- M.T. / Doctor.com / Jan 07, 2023
"My only regret is not coming here in the first place for my rhinoplasty!, I had my first rhinoplasty from a local surgeon who mostly did boob jobs, big mistake. My nose looked almost the same only it deviated to one side of my face making it asymmetrical and disturbing my facial harmony. Dr Kridell and his staff were super kind and made me feel welcome the entire journey. My nose looks amazing and I cant thank him enough!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Nov 23, 2022
"Dr Kridell and his team are truly incredible. My personal life savers. I felt safe and confident in their ability to help me fix my perforated septum. - Its been a journey, from diagnoses to surgery to post surgery, I felt that I was in the best hands possible. Everyone was incredibly profesional and understanding, I never felt judged and most importantly I felt that there was a solution so that I could finally move forward with my life."- A.L. / Doctor.com / Nov 03, 2022
"I highly recommend Dr. Delaney. I saw him for the first time for under eye filler and he not only did amazing work he is patient and explains everything very well. Dr. Kridel has a great reputation and I am certain Dr. Delaney, who is a bit newer to the practice, will follow in his footsteps as a one of the top Docs in Houston. I have a consultation with Dr. Delaney coming up in January for a surgical procedure, so needless to say I have the highest level of trust in him."- K.G. / Google / Oct 14, 2022
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