Buccal Fat Removal in NYC

Are you finding it challenging to deal with the shape of your face especially concerned, about the fullness of your cheeks? If that’s the case you may discover some improvement through a procedure known as buccal fat removal.

This treatment is designed to help slim down faces and improve features by reducing extra fullness in the cheeks.

If you’re considering undergoing fat removal surgery Dr. Singh, a plastic surgeon located in New York City could be a suitable option.

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What is Buccal Fat?

Buccal fat refers to the fat pads in the lower portion of the cheeks, beneath the cheekbones. They contribute to the fullness and roundness that causes “baby face.” For some, this rounder appearance might not align with their aesthetic desires, so they opt for this fat pad removal.

This minimally invasive cosmetic surgery reduces cheek fullness and highlights the cheekbones and jawline. By creating a more sculpted and mature appearance, it enhances facial harmony. During surgery, Dr. Singh makes small incisions inside the mouth, through which he accesses and removes the fat. This approach leaves no visible scarring.

Cute woman whose cheeks are in proportion to the rest of her face

How it Affects Your Appearance

While buccal fat provides contours and fullness, excessive amounts can lead to overly rounded cheeks and lack of definition. Those experiencing these concerns often turn to this procedure for a more sculpted facial profile.

Common aesthetic concerns can include:

  • Overly Rounded Cheeks: Large pads can create overly rounded cheeks, giving the face a chubby appearance.
  • Lack of Definition: Excessive fat can obscure the natural contours of the face, such as the cheekbones and jawline.
  • Perceived Age: Many associated a fuller face with youthfulness, but it may make some faces appear disproportionately young.
  • Facial Asymmetry: If both pads have different volumes, it can cause noticeable asymmetry.

By reducing the volume of cheek fat pads, patients can achieve a more mature and aesthetically pleasing facial profile.

How Dr. Singh Performs Buccal Fat Removal

The process starts with a consultation with Dr. Singh. Here, he assesses the facial structure, discusses the patient’s goals, and determines the best approach. He also decides to use either local anesthesia or IV sedation.

Beginning the surgery, Dr. Singh makes a small incision inside the mouth, which avoids visible scarring. He then delicately teases out the fat, careful to only remove the appropriate amount. Otherwise, removing too much may lead to a gaunt appearance. Finishing, he typically closes the incision with dissolvable sutures, which minimizes the required post-operative care.

Recovery Process

Recovering from buccal fat removal is a quick process, with most patients returning to normal activities within a few days. Swelling and discomfort are common initially but subside within the first week.

To ensure a speedy recovery, Dr. Singh provides detailed instructions for at-home care. He also recommends adhering to a soft diet and avoiding strenuous physical activity.

Who is a Good Candidate?

Candidacy for buccal fat removal depends on an individual’s unique facial structure and aesthetic goals. A good candidate has fat pads that contribute to a rounder face and is seeking more defined contours. Patients should also be non-smokers, in good health.

Dr. Singh emphasizes the importance of having realistic expectations and a clear understanding of the procedure’s potential outcome. Patients with naturally narrow faces should understand that this procedure may lead to a gaunt appearance as they age.

Buccal Fat Removal with Dr. Mansher Singh

Determining if you are a candidate for buccal fat removal starts with a consultation with Dr. Mansher Singh. Dr. Singh is a board-certified surgeon, with expertise in facial plastic surgery.

During this initial meeting, you will discuss your goals, the approach, and potential results. He will provide personalized advice and outline a treatment plan tailored to your unique needs and expectations. To schedule your consultation, you can contact Dr. Singh’s Manhattan office through his website or by calling (212) 470-4020.

FAQ About Buccal Fat Removal

What can I expect from this surgery?

From this fat removal surgery, you can expect a slimmer, more defined look. Dr. Singh accomplishes this by reducing or removing the amount of fat in the buccal pads. The outcome aims to enhance facial harmony by highlighting the cheekbones and creating a more aesthetically balanced profile.

What are the benefits of removing buccal fat?

This procedure permanently removes the buccal fat pads, ensuring a contoured and refined appearance, even as natural aging progresses. Key benefits from this procedure include:

  • Defined cheekbones and jawline
  • Slimmer facial profile
  • Sculpted appearance

How long will my results last?

The results of buccal fat removal surgery are generally permanent. Once Dr. Singh removes the pads, they do not regenerate. He encourages patients to maintain a stable weight, because fluctuations can affect facial harmony.

Is the recovery quick?

Recovery from buccal fat removal is generally swift, with most patients returning to work within a few days. After a few weeks, most patients’ swelling subsides, and results become fully noticeable. At this time, some minor swelling may persist only slightly longer.

How much does it cost?

The cost of buccal fat removal can vary depending on factors, like the surgeon’s expertise, location, and additional procedures. For an accurate price estimate, tailored to your specific needs, it’s best to schedule a consultation with Dr. Singh. During your meeting, he can provide a detailed breakdown of the involved expenses.

What are the risks I should know about?

Every surgical procedure has risks, including buccal fat removal. Despite being uncommon, these can include infection, swelling, bruising, and asymmetry. Rare complications might involve damage to facial nerves or salivary glands, leading to changes in sensation or function. These possibilities are discussed in-depth during a consultation with Dr. Singh.

Are the scars visible?

During the procedure, Dr. Singh makes incisions inside the mouth, which keeps scars hidden within the oral cavity. Proper care during recovery can further minimize the appearance of any scarring.

How long does the surgery take?

The surgery only requires about one hour to complete. This duration can vary depending on the extent of surgery and if there are additional procedures.

Should I get cheek liposuction instead?

Choosing between these procedures depends on your specific goals and facial anatomy. While liposuction targets excess fat in the cheeks, buccal fat removal reduces fullness specifically in the lower cheeks. Consulting with Dr. Singh can help you determine which procedure best aligns with your needs.

Why should my surgery be with Dr. Singh?

Choosing Dr. Singh for buccal fat removal offers the advantage of his expertise and personalized approach to cosmetic surgery. Renowned for meticulous attention to detail, he ensures outcomes that are both natural-looking and tailored to each patient. The most advanced techniques and comprehensive care set him apart as a trusted choice for your goals.

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