Can Buccal Fat be Removed with Liposuction?
Dr. Saba Motakef offers this procedure to Orange County and Anaheim Hills, CA patients at Motakef Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Keep reading to find out how it works and if you can slim your cheeks with this unique liposuction technology.
How can VASER liposuction remove cheek fat?
Decreasing facial fullness by removing buccal (or cheek) fat is possible with VASER ultrasound technology. VASER is an acronym for vibration amplification of sound energy at resonance, and it uses powerful waves to disrupt the bonds between fat cells.
Removing buccal fat in the hollow of the cheek requires a small incision, but the suction mechanism is subtle and can contour the area without disturbing the surrounding cells. Patients are typically left with a slimmer and more symmetrical face.
What results can I expect after cheek liposuction?
VASER liposuction allows Dr. Motakef to precisely target only your trouble spots. Despite being gentler than other liposuction and surgical procedures, you will still need both the ultrasound probes inserted via incisions and a cannula through which the fat will be suctioned out.
It typically takes a few days to recover from the treatment. While it is an outpatient procedure, taking some healing time away from strenuous activity for a few days is advisable. If you have other procedures at the same time, you may need an extended recovery period.
How long do the results of buccal fat removal last?
As with most liposuction procedures, the results are designed to be long-term. Once the fat cells are gone, it would require gaining significant weight to fill in the area. That’s one of the reasons it’s important to be near your goal weight before undergoing the procedure.
The way you care for your face and body after the procedure will affect your final results. And while you may see some initial slimming shortly after the procedure is done, and swelling subsides, it typically takes a few months for the area to heal fully and see full and optimal results.
Dr. Motakef will give you an aftercare plan and advice on how to minimize scarring, so it’s crucial to be prepared for the healing process and any follow-up appointments that may be necessary. However, each patient is different, and many have no complications to worry about.
If you’ve undergone multiple procedures (such as fat removal in other areas or dermal fillers), your aftercare plan will be customized. It’s important to share your complete medical history to any complications can be avoided.
Removing buccal fat with liposuction in Orange County, CA
If you’re near Anaheim Hills, CA or Orange County and suffer from chubby cheeks that can’t be slimmed with diet and exercise, Motakef Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery may be able to help.
Simply schedule a consultation in Anaheim, CA with Dr. Saba Motakef to hear about various procedures for facial fat, including VASER ultrasound liposuction. We can help you find the solution that fits your needs.