Buccal Fat Removal For Men

What Is Buccal Fat Removal?

Buccal Fat Removal is a minimally-invasive surgery that eliminates excess buccal fat (fat pads) in the cheeks. This procedure is ideal for men who have round faces that lack definition or who want to permanently slim the area. By removing excess buccal fat, patients experience a less full appearance in the lower portion of the face. The goal of this procedure is to enhance the prominence of the jawline, cheekbones, and to create more defined facial contours.

How is it Performed?

The entire procedure is performed inside the mouth and only takes about 30 to 60 minutes. First, local anesthesia is administered to numb the area. A small incision is then made, then board-certified surgeon Dr. Steinbrech will gently remove the buccal fat pads. Once removed, the incisions are sutured closed with dissolvable stitches. For men, other cosmetic facial procedures can be done at the same time as Buccal Fat Removal.

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Benefits:

It improves:

  • Cheek definition
  • Facial contour
  • Facial structure and appearance
  • Self-confidence and self-esteem

Many men choose this surgery because the procedure itself is quick, easy, leaves no visible scarring, and requires an extremely limited amount of downtime.

Who Is A Good Candidate For Buccal Fat Removal?

It is not recommended for men who already have a thin or narrow face, as it can lead to a gaunt appearance with age. This procedure is best suited for men who have excessive fullness in the lower cheek area, a round face, chubby cheeks, or “chipmunk cheeks.” During the initial consultation, Dr. Steinbrech will determine if buccal fat removal is right for you.

The best age to undergo the surgery can vary according to the patient. Typically, this procedure is not recommended to men whose faces have not fully developed.  A fully developed face helps Dr. Steinbrech determine the right amount to fat to remove. Overall, this surgery is designed to achieve a more sculpted facial appearance.

Recovery Time

This surgery requires minimal recovery time. Patients can expect to see results 3 months post-operation, with swelling being most evident during the first week. Patients can return to their regular daily activities and dieting after one day of rest. Antibiotics are also given to the patients to help the healing process, along with a prescribed mouthwash to avoid infection. Patients are able to receive pain medication if they experience any discomfort.

Treatment & Consultation

Listed as Forbes’ “go-to surgeon for men,” Dr. Steinbrech specializes in the Buccal Fat Removal. Please contact Dr. Steinbrech’s office to set up your consultation or speak to a patient advisor by calling (646) 480-7750.