Buccal Fat Removal | Palm Beach, FL with Dr. Bellamy
Historically, sculpted cheekbones have been a highly desirable trait. Over the past year, buccal fat pad removal has been in the spotlight, due to many celebrities and influencers popularizing the procedure in search of the ultimate facial contours. Buccal fat removal is a unique procedure that aims to accentuate the cheekbones and jawline for a sculpted, defined appearance. For people who feel their faces are too round or who dislike their “chipmunk cheeks,” buccal fat removal can provide the optimal solution.
With utmost precision and elegant artistry, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Justin Bellamy aims to help you achieve your aesthetic goals through quality surgical care. Many patients from across the country seek Dr. Bellamy’s advice due to his extensive academic training and distinguished expertise. With a patient-first approach, Dr. Bellamy customizes each buccal fat removal procedure to help accomplish his patients’ aesthetic goals and enhance their natural beauty, making him your choice as the best buccal fat removal surgeon in Palm Beach.
What Is Buccal Fat Removal Surgery?
Buccal fat removal surgery, also known as buccal fat reduction or cheek reduction surgery, is a cosmetic procedure that aims at reducing the fullness of the cheeks to create accentuated cheekbones and a more contoured facial appearance. During a buccal fat removal procedure, the buccal fat pads, located in the lower portion of the cheeks, are significantly reduced. With the aim of creating a slimmer, more sculpted appearance, buccal fat removal surgically excises the excess buccal fat.
While naturally soft, rounder faces are typically deemed to look more youthful, some patients consider their facial appearance too full or their cheeks too chubby, even after weight loss. Buccal fat removal surgery aims to thin out the cheeks, especially in the hollows of the cheeks.
Buccal fat pad size varies by each individual patient, and the fat pads within each cheek may be different sizes. Typically, buccal fat removal is not performed on people who have naturally thin or narrow faces. As we age, naturally occurring volume loss in conjunction with buccal fat pad removal may cause a gaunt-looking appearance.
The aim of buccal fat removal procedures is to reduce the fullness of the cheeks for a more defined, sculpted facial appearance. However, some facial enhancement efforts rely on full facial rejuvenation to create a more polished look.
Buccal fat removal can dramatically enhance the appearance of your cheeks, but improving the appearance of your skin is also crucial. Dr. Bellamy recommends laser skin resurfacing, Morpheus8 skin tightening, or Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) skin rejuvenation treatments for optimal results.
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Dr. Justin Bellamy uses his esteemed education, cutting-edge techniques, and state-of-the-art medical equipment to create customized treatment plans to meet his patients’ needs and expectations. He has published over thirty peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and is a thought-leader in the field of plastic surgery. Trust Dr. Bellamy for a comprehensive and modern plastic surgery experience.
Your Buccal Fat Removal Consultation
Dr. Bellamy will focus on your concerns about your facial features, goals, and what you visualize as your ideal outcome. Then, Dr. Bellamy will discuss the details, risks, and benefits of the buccal fat removal procedure, then will give his honest recommendations about anatomically accomplishable results.
Dr. Bellamy wants you to feel informed and comfortable when making decisions about your procedure. With high quality care and innovative techniques, Dr. Bellamy’s dedication to patient safety and outstanding results makes him your choice for the best buccal fat removal surgeon in Palm Beach.
Am I an Ideal Candidate for Palm Beach Buccal Fat Removal Surgery?
Ideal candidates for buccal fat removal procedures are non-smokers who are generally healthy and looking to reduce the fullness of their cheeks. They’re seeking long-lasting facial rejuvenation and a more sculpted facial appearance.
Dr. Bellamy recommends buccal fat removal candidates should:
What Can I Expect During Buccal Fat Removal?
While Palm Beach buccal fat removal procedures will be unique to each patient, Dr. Bellamy specifically customizes each procedure to accomplish optimal results for the patient. Here are some general steps to expect.
All surgeries are performed in our own facilities that have two state-of-the-art, fully certified AAAASF operating rooms.
On the day of surgery, you’ll be greeted by our nursing staff, then review your procedural plan with Dr. Bellamy. He will answer any last questions and make surgical makings. You’ll then receive local anesthesia and Dr. Bellamy will begin your Palm Beach buccal fat removal.
Preparing for Your Buccal Fat Removal Procedure
In the weeks prior to your surgery, Dr. Bellamy advises maintaining a healthy, high-protein, low-salt diet. During this time, you will need to stop medications that contain aspirin and most herbal supplements, especially those containing garlic, fish oil, or zinc, as these can cause additional bleeding or bruising.
For at least four weeks prior to and following your procedure, smoking, vaping, or any other nicotine products are strictly prohibited. Nicotine constricts blood vessels and affects the body’s ability to heal itself, potentially impacting your recovery and results.
Buccal Fat Removal Procedure and Recovery
Dr. Bellamy will begin your buccal fat removal surgery by making a small incision on the inside of the cheek to locate the fat pad within the cheek. After the excess fat is gently removed, the incision will be closed with absorbable sutures. Then, the process is repeated on the other cheek.
As buccal fat procedures are typically performed under local anesthesia rather than general anesthesia, patients can go home directly following surgery.
Following buccal fat removal surgery, most patients experience very little pain. In fact, many patients require no prescription pain medication throughout their recovery period. Most patients experience a bit of swelling, but bruising is typically negligible.
After buccal fat pad removal, there is minimal downtime. Many patients feel well enough to resume normal activities, including working, the next day. However, be sure to take time and rest a bit following your procedure. For three to four weeks, you will need to avoid strenuous activities, including exercising or heavy lifting; however, Dr. Bellamy advises walking slowly as soon as you feel well enough.
How Soon Will I See My Buccal Fat Removal Results?
Following buccal fat removal surgery, your final outcome may be temporarily obscured by swelling. Gradually, swelling will resolve over the next three to six weeks, and your cheeks will adjust to their new contour and sculpted appearance. During this time, your cheeks will begin to appear less full or chubby.
As the incisions for buccal fat removal surgery are made inside of the cheeks, there are no visible scars following the healing process.
With optimal results and recommended follow up care, the best Palm Beach buccal fat removal can redefine your appearance with long-lasting results. To maintain your optimal results, you will need to sustain your ideal weight. Significant weight fluctuations will affect your buccal fat removal results.
Buccal Fat Removal Surgery Cost in Palm Beach, FL
Buccal fat removal surgery costs in Palm Beach, FL are greatly influenced by your individual needs, aesthetic goals, and the extent of your procedure. The average buccal fat removal cost in Palm Beach ranges from $3,000 to $6,500.
Following your consultation, Dr. Bellamy will provide an estimate for your buccal fat removal surgery cost in Palm Beach, FL.
Choosing Dr. Bellamy as Your Palm Beach Buccal Fat Removal Expert
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Justin Bellamy is considered one of the premiere facial plastic surgeons in Palm Beach. Employing innovative techniques and state-of-the-art medical equipment, Dr. Bellamy customizes treatment plans to address each patient’s needs and exceed their expectations, making him your choice as the best buccal fat removal surgeon in Palm Beach.
For Dr. Bellamy, the most fulfilling aspect of performing plastic surgery is using his skills to enhance and enrich the lives of his patients. Blending a mastery of surgery with artistic elegance, Dr. Bellamy’s goal is to help his patients accomplish their aesthetic goals with beautiful, natural-looking results to increase their confidence and self-esteem.