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What are buccal fat pads?

The buccal fat pads are rounded fatty masses of tissue situated deep under the skin and muscles of the lower and mid cheeks.  These buccal fat pads sit beneath the skin on each side of the face, between the jaw and cheekbones. They vary in size for different patients and are highly dependent on genetics. 

In some people the buccal fat pads can sometimes create a round, chubby, and unflattering look that can lower your self-confidence. 

Patients who come to Dr. Caughlin often say things like “I have a baby face”, or “I look too young”, or “I want a sharper more defined look”, or “I have a chubby face”. 

What Is Buccal Fat Removal?

Buccal Fat removal is the core procedure of Dr. Caughlin’s facial contouring secrets, and it is designed to help those suffering from a rounded face that cannot be altered by diet or exercise.  By removing the buccal fat, you will achieve the contoured look you have been looking for.  This facial slimming procedure is minimally invasive, leaves no visible scars, and transforms the face’s complexion into one that’s glowing, slimmer, and more defined. There is an undeniable reason why this unique therapy is becoming one of the hottest treatments for both men and women who want sculpted definition in their cheeks while highlighting other important features of the face.

Those genetically predisposed to rounded faces have large pockets of fat within their cheek; these are called buccal fat pads. For almost everyone with these enlarged pockets, no amount of exercise or dieting can slim their “baby” face. However, buccal fat removal from the expert hands of #1 plastic surgeon Dr. Caughlin showcases the elegant definition of cheekbones and a more defined jawline.

The buccal fat removal procedure at Many Faces of Chicago allows Dr. Caughlin to withdraw this fat through openings inside the mouth. The cheek-slimming results of this therapy are nearly instant and provide a complexion for patients that they have always dreamt of.

The buccal fat removal surgery occurs at our stunning plastic surgery office downtown Chicago. Depending on the patient’s unique needs and wants, it takes anywhere between 30 to 60 minutes, while the therapy can be done under general or local anesthesia. First, the plastic surgeon will remove the buccal fat pads through small incisions inside the cheek. The incisions are then stitched closed with dissolvable sutures.  Learn more about buccal fat removal on our dedicated face contouring website.

Why Many Faces of Chicago is the Best at Buccal Fat Removal And Overall Sculpting of the Cheeks and Face

Choosing the right clinic to sculpt the face and transform your complexion can be difficult; however, when you have the #1 facial improvement clinic at your disposal, the decision makes it that much easier. Dr. Caughlin, also known as Dr. Buccal Fat, has dedicated years of time, study, and practice to perfect the buccal fat removal therapy. Unlike other clinics, he goes above and beyond to ensure that each patient gets a look that they love every day.

The surgeon will create small incisions inside the cheek during a regular procedure. They then apply gentle force, which causes buccal fat to become easily visible. Next, your surgeon will remove the amount of fat desired with precision and repeat it on the other side. Then, the incisions are closed with dissolvable sutures. Now, when other clinics stop here, Dr. Caughlin goes even further. Here’s how:

  • He removes the intraoral mucosa. If you are not familiar with this, it is the tissue that you bite within your cheeks. Go ahead and look in the mirror and then gently bite the inside of the cheek; you will get a glimpse of the definition after removing between 1 to 2 centimeters of this mucosa.
  • He takes out a few strips of the buccinator muscle – This muscle lies deep within the cheeks and the buccal fat pads. After a few strips are removed, further definition and tightening are achieved.

When removing buccal fat pads is the answer to eliminating a rounded out babyface, there is no other clinic to get the results you desire than at Many Faces of Chicago. Dr. Caughlin and his team are the only board-certified professionals in the field that complete this procedure with added benefits that you will never find in other clinics!

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Is Buccal Fat Removal Worth it?

Everywhere you look, you see people, models, athletes, and others with beautifully toned, sculpted, and defined cheekbones and jawlines. Both men and women who suffer from genetically dispositioned chubby cheeks and babyfaces often look for any way to create a more mature and contoured look. However, unfortunately, diet and exercise just don’t cut it. Luckily, patients who choose our office for buccal fat removal get the results they need through an uncomplicated and safe way with results that last. Do you feel unhappy with the fullness of your cheeks? Then this is the surgery that you have been looking for!

Benefits of Buccal Fat Removal in Chicago:

  • Minimal recovery time

Buccal fat removal surgery requires little downtime. Most people see their swelling go down within a week, and the small incisions will heal rapidly with little to no discomfort. This therapy is ideal for those who require fast results while being able to return to their daily activities quickly. 

  • No visible scarring

Worried about scarring your face all in hopes of becoming more defined? With buccal fat removal, patients do not have to worry about scars. This surgery is minimally invasive, and all of the incisions are made within the mouth, leaving no scars.

  • The results are permanent

Unlike dermal fillers and other therapies, this procedure delivers permanent results. This is because the fat cells in the cheek are completely removed during the treatment. Those cells will never return, even if you gain weight in the future. However, to ensure that the results achieved stand out, a healthy diet and exercise plan are always crucial.

Are You A Buccal Fat Removal Candidate?

You are steps away from boasting a stunning complexion! All you have to do is book your primary consultation with Dr. Caughlin and his team of body and facial contouring specialists to determine whether or not buccal fat removal is the right option for you. Generally, buccal fat removal candidates include patients who are:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Generally healthy
  • Do not smoke or drink in excess
  • Soft, rounded face
  • Have lack of definition
  • Have realistic expectations

The only way to know if you are a candidate for this advanced procedure is by scheduling your first appointment with our clinic. Our professional team will inspect the area being treated thoroughly while taking a comprehensive look into your medical history.

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What is the cost of buccal fat removal in Chicago?

The cost of buccal fat removal ranges from $2,000 – $22,000 in the United States. In other countries it can be more and it can be less.  You have to make your own decision on who you think you should choose. 

Add this point, here at our state-of-the-art location in downtown Chicago, we are charging $5,250-$7,500 for this procedure in most cases. It can, however, really depend on exactly what you need.  We also don’t just do a simple fat pad extraction (watch Dr. Caughlin’s videos on youtubeinstagram and tiktok to learn more about what makes his technique unique and more effective).  People fly in from around the world to get Dr. Caughlin’s unique buccal fat with mucosal muscle tightening treatment. 

The cost of this procedures varies a lot depending on factors, for example:

  • If the surgeon is a board certified facial plastic surgeon (Dr. Caughlin is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon)
  • How much experience specifically with buccal fat and facial sculpting the surgeon has
  • The type of anesthesia used
  • Prescription medications
  • Facility quality and location

Start Your Journey to a Sculpted and Defined Face Today

You no longer have to live with the frustration and disappointment of a rounded and baby-like facial complexion. Our impressive, knowledgeable, and caring specialists are ready to transform and revamp your look using the latest technology and techniques, transforming your face into one that you can be happy with. Get jaw-dropping face sculpting results and schedule your consultation online or visit our clinic; Get directions here.

Contact Dr Buccal Fat Today!

Phone: (312) 335-2070

845 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
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