Buccal Lipectomy, Face Thinning Surgery, Cheek Reduction, Bichatectomy
The word Buccal originates from the Latin “Bucca” which means “puffed cheeks”.
If your blessed with a round face, with puffy cheeks and desire a slimmer, more chiselled lower 1⁄3rd of your face, Buccal Fat Pad Removal surgery might be an option for you.
The surgery involves removing the buccal fat pad situated in your lower cheeks, this causes your cheekbones to stand out and be more defined.
Rounded lower cheeks generally run in families, and the round-ness of the cheeks is generally unaffected by weight loss and exercise.
Buccal fat pads do however reduce in size as the patient ages.
The advantages of buccal fat removal is that it can give you the contoured, high cheekbone look that your could not achieve through diet or exercise.
There is very little downtime, with most patients resuming their day to day activities in 2 – 3 days.
The treatment is done under local anesthesia and lasts about 30 minutes.
The results of this operation are deliberately subtle (to avoid the gaunt, starved look) and are similar to the cheek hollowing you would get if you were gently sucking a straw.
Generally, only a small walnut or large grape size fat is removed, to avoid over excision and excessive cheek thinning.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can Buccal Fat Pad be removed by Liposuction?
Where is the scar of Buccal fat removal?
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An accurate estimate of the costs is only possible after an in-clinic consultation with Dr Prashant. We charge a £50 deposit to secure your consultation with Dr Prashant, this amount will be deducted from the costs of the treatment you go on to have at our clinic.
The cost for Buccal Fat Removal starts from £2500 to £3000