What is Buccal Fat Removal?
Buccal fat removal is a facial fat removal treatment at Sawan Surgical Aesthetics. If you have chubby cheeks that just don't seem to slim down with diet and exercise, buccal fat removal is a great option to obtaining a slender facial profile by removing pads of fat in the cheeks. At our Edmond, OK office, plastic surgeon Dr. Kamal Sawan is happy to meet with you to decide if buccal fat removal is a good option for you. He can help you customize a treatment option that will help you get the facial profile you've been dreaming of.
"I recently moved to Edmond about a year ago when I first saw Dr. Sawan for filler. I loved my first experience and still enjoy every appointment. Dr. Sawan is honest, trustworthy and so educated in all the products he uses. He explains and answers all concerns and questions and also helped me by correcting my previous filler work. I recommend him to anyone."- A.L. / Google / Aug 21, 2020
"Multiple +/-100lbs weight loss adventures, correcting saggy body bits - After multiple +/-100lbs weight loss adventures during the last 15 years, it was time to correct my overstretched and saggy body bits. I had 6 consults with various plastic surgeons, all recommended something a bit different than the other. Dr Sawan was straightforward with his recommendation, and I appreciated it. So, after much research, I chose Dr Sawan (he was recommended to me initially by a nurse that sees the work of several surgeons at Summit Medical Facility, so that gave an added boost of confidence in my choice). I had a lower body lift (360 tummy tuck), breast lift with augmentation (implants), Lipo, and fat transfer to the bum. I’m 12 days post op now. My incisions are perfectly straight, my tummy is flawless, my belly button is adorable, these tatas are perfection, and my butt is wrinkle-free and so plump! I was very reluctant to proceed with the fat transfer, but my goodness, I’m so glad I listened to the doc. My butt is my favorite thing!! Dr Sawan is a “to the point” kinda guy, just expect it. But he’s pretty dang funny when you least expect it. And he KNOWS what he’s doing. His YouTube videos were helpful for me as well. My recovery has been so much easier than is expected (I bought a Walker and all kinds of unnecessary stuff that I returned to Amazon already). I made dinner the last 3 nights, I’m doing household chores and helping the kids with homework. I quit my pain meds around day 5. Side note; Summit Medical Center is absolutely fantastic. My husband says it’s like staying at a hotel, lol. The nurses are beyond helpful. I’m completely over the moon with my decision to get the plastics!"- B. / RealSelf / May 01, 2022
"I am days 5 post op (full body lift and breast lift with implants) and am literally stunned at how good Dr. Sawan's work is. I researched about 20 different doctors all over the US and my search started and ended with Dr. Sawan. I had really high hopes and requests for him and he exceeded all of them. In addition, his office staff are incredible, Anna is great and answered every single question I had.. I had been to the surgery center he uses in the past but have to say that as his patient, my care was absolutely excellent and my nurse, Jera, was just wonderful. I'll update as I heal, but I am thrilled with my results, he's a true artist and I hope he never loses the wonder in what he does."- M.W. / Google / Apr 19, 2022
"Great staff, great doctor, great overall experience. Very pleased with my results and if I ever want anything else done I will be coming back here to get it."- S.R. / Google / Apr 19, 2022
"Dr Swan takes alot of pride in his work. I have had 2 surgeries. And I am about to have my 3rd surgery."- K.L. / Google / Apr 01, 2022
Can I Have Buccal Fat Removal?
You are likely a great candidate for facial fat removal if you:
- Are in good health
- Would like to slim down your cheeks
- Have genetically large cheeks
- Have lost weight but still have a plump mid-face
- Have asymmetry in your cheeks from a congenital defect, a medical condition, or a past trauma
How Does Buccal Fat Removal Work?
Your buccal fat removal surgery will be performed as an outpatient surgery using anesthesia or IV sedation, depending on your needs. This surgery typically lasts around one hour. Plastic surgeon Dr. Sawan will begin by making incisions in your mouth in the lower section of your cheeks. From there, he'll remove the buccal fat pads from each side, giving you the look you desire. The incisions will be closed, and you'll be ready for recovery. Once you're ready for discharge, you'll be sent home with a friend or family member with detailed healing and care instructions.
What is the Buccal Fat Removal Recovery?
At-home recovery should be fairly simple following your buccal fat pad removal. You'll likely need a soft food diet in order to allow proper healing of your incisions. There will be some swelling in your mid-face, but that should decrease each day, and in a few short weeks, you'll be able to see your results. If you get a fever, bleeding from the surgical sites, or signs of infection, you should call Dr. Sawan. Otherwise, we'll see you at your scheduled follow-up appointment to check on your healing process and ensure you're pleased with your results.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $1,800 - $2,800
- Recovery Time
- 1 Week
- How Long It Takes
- 1.5 Hours
- Follow Up Time
- 1-2 Days
- Procedure Recovery Location
Create a Slim Facial Profile
Chubby cheeks are a sweet addition to a young child, but as you age, those chubby cheeks may become an undesirable facial feature. At Sawan Surgical Aesthetics, we offer buccal fat removal surgery, which removes fat pads from the cheeks to provide a slender, more desirable look. For questions about cost, financing, and insurance, or to schedule your consultation to slim down your facial profile with a buccal fat removal, call our Edmond, OK office today.