Buccal Fat Removal – (Q&A)

Chicago Buccal Fat Removal Questions & Answers – (Q&A)

For many people, chubby cheeks are one of the most critical aspects of one’s appearance. Cheek fat that causes fullness in the face can be caused by a number of reasons, including genetics. This means that it can be nearly impossible to achieve the look of defined and slim cheekbones. Chubby cheeks and prominent fat pads can hide the cheekbones creating somewhat of a “baby face.” To display the cheekbones and get rid of unwanted cheek fat, patients have a few different plastic surgery options, but none are as effective as buccal fat removal at Many Faces of Chicago!

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Beauty in the face may be subjective as every person’s ideal aesthetic is unique, but many people who are burdened with large fat pads in the cheek often search for ways to have a healthier, toner look. Buccal fat removal at Many Faces of Chicago will solve this problem quickly with little downtime and breathtaking results. The surgery is minimally invasive, and the surgery provides permanent results.

What is a Buccal Fat Pad?

The buccal fat pad is a separate pad of facial fat that significantly impacts your facial appearance hiding your jawline and rounding your face. Removing this fat pad will create a more elegant and toned look. The buccal fat pad is a mass of fat that is located in the middle of the cheeks between facial muscles. Everyone has buccal fat pads, but the size of the pad affects the way your face looks.

What is Buccal Fat pad Removal?

Buccal fat pad removal in Chicago is a minimally invasive procedure that sculpts the face fitting your complexion better. Dr. Caughlin, one of the best plastic surgeons in Chicago, performs this procedure with local anesthesia while incisions are made within the mouth. The annoying fat pad is surgically removed to create a V-shaped facial appearance. We guarantee that you will be amazed and fall in love with the results.

Common Questions Asked About Buccal Fat Removal In Chicago

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Dr. Caughlin is one of the most respected, trained, and professional plastic surgeons in Chicago and the United States. His unique approach to various plastic surgery treatments goes above and beyond, delivering incredible results for each one of his patients. So you feel comfortable and in the know about the procedure, here are some of the most asked questions about Buccal Fat Removal in Chicago:

What is the Recovery Time for Buccal Fat Removal?

Once you have had your buccal fat pads removed, now it’s time for the healing process to take its course. But, how long does it take? After your treatment, you may look like you have just had your wisdom teeth taken out. This usually lasts for about one or two weeks. Because the contouring is done by the cheek and the jawline, the area will get puffy while you heal. Don’t worry, this unflattering look doesn’t last forever. After a couple of weeks, the swelling will go down, and you will be able to enjoy your outstanding results.

Are there Dietary Restrictions Before or After Buccal Fat Removal?

Buccal Fat Removal is a minimally invasive procedure, however it is still considered a surgery. Similar to normal surgeries, the dietary restrictions do not change much before the procedure. It is always beneficial to eat a lot of protein and drink lots of fluids the week before your surgery.

Following your procedure, you can eat and drink what you want as the incisions made within your cheek are carefully closed after all of the work is done. Though you can eat what you want, we do recommend that you eat a low sodium diet with lots of fresh fruits and veggies to improve the healing process. If you eat foods that contain marijuana, do not consume them at least 2 days before the procedure nor during the recovery period.

How Long Should I Wear the Recovery Wrap After the Buccal Fat Procedure?

When your treatment is completed, Dr. Caughlin will equip you with a wrap that goes around your face, similar to a ski mask. We understand that this may not be the most attractive addition to your outfit, but it is extremely worth it and will speed up the recovery period. You should leave the wrap on 24/7 for the first 4 days minimum. After the 4 days, it is recommended that you wear the wrap for as much as possible for at least 2 more weeks. Dr. Caughlin is one of the only plastic surgeons that goes the extra mile to provide you with this wrap because it significantly improves the results.

Does buccal fat removal make you age more quickly?

Many patients are concerned that buccal fat removal will make them age more quickly, but it is quite the opposite. Buccal fat is superficial and does not affect the aging process of your face at all. Especially with Dr. Caughlin’s unique technique, the only thing you will be left with is a more youthful appearance.

How Much Does Buccal Fat Removal Cost?

Buccal fat removal in Chicago with Dr. Caughlin ranges between $5,250 and $7,500 (contact us for a consult and the most updated pricing). Yes, this number may seem a bit steep, but it is worth the cost. As we mentioned above, Dr. Caughlin goes the extra mile, and we aren’t just talking about patient care. During the procedure, Dr. Caughlin also removes a little bit of the mucosa from the inside of the cheek while also tightening the muscle. This is something that other clinics do not do, but it significantly improves the results leading to a cleaner, fresher, and toner look.

Included with our price are pre-op and post-op follow-ups alongside customized patient care. Many Faces of Chicago is not a big clinic; the boutique-like clinic allows for Dr. Caughlin to treat each patient individually and always be there when you have any questions regarding the treatment before and after. However, buccal fat removal may be expensive, but the permanent results you achieve and the boost of self-confidence you will have are priceless.

Are You Ready to Get Rid of Stubborn Chubby Cheeks? Contact Many Faces of Chicago for Buccal Fat Removal in Chicago

Getting rid of buccal fat pads will improve your appearance immensely, you should only trust in the absolute best to complete your treatment. Choose the keen skill & expertise that Dr. Buccal Fat has amassed under his belt. Doctor Caughlin’s personal approach is what you need to begin your journey to a better-looking, more appealing, chiseled face. Reach-out to Many Faces of Chicago and book a buccal fat removal evaluation.

Last Updated on August 28, 2023 by Dr. Benjamin Caughlin – Facial Sculpting Surgeon Chicago

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