About Buccal Fat Removal
Do you feel as though your lower face is a little full? Have you ever wanted a slimmer contour to your cheek area? You’re not alone! Facial contouring has been on the rise recently as many patients cannot attain the look they desire by diet and exercise alone. If you’re looking for a minimally invasive approach to achieving a slender look, the buccal fat pad removal procedure may be a great option for you. The goal of buccal fat removal is to thin the face, specifically in the area of the cheek hollows or lower third of the face. Although a face that is naturally soft and filled out is considered youthful, some people find that their face feels too full, even chubby. Dallas, TX plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe is pleased to offer this procedure to accentuate the cheekbones and create a more sculpted appearance. Call Phillip Dauwe, M.D Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX to learn more.
"Dr. Dauwe and his staff are like a dream team! I legit leave wanting to be friends with his staff they are all so adorable. Seriously though, any type of surgery is so scary and they make the experience so comfortable. I felt like he listened to what I wanted and was honest with what was going to be realistic with my body type. I was referred by Dr.Dauwe by a few of my clients and am so thankful I chose him to do my procedure. If you’re in the Dallas area I wouldn’t recommend anyone else. Truly grateful to have had such an amazing experience! Thank you Dr. Dauwe for everything!"- T.C. / Google / Apr 30, 2019
"Really good doctor and staff. Before and after my surgery everyone really made me feel very comfortable. I LOVE my results, doctor Dauwe really made me a whole new person and now I feel confident about myself. Love you doctor Dauwe and staff."- C.V. / Google / Aug 13, 2019
"There are not enough words to describe how amazing my experience was and still is. From the moment I made the phone call to the nurses Sara is the best. Everyone has been so kind and so aware of my feelings and most helpful. I am a wild ride let me tell you. Dr. Dauwe is so professional yet makes me you special and very comfortable during a time when you feel very vulnerable. I just went through a horrible divorce and they have felt like family. They are stuck with me. I can’t get enough. The work is beyond my expections the results are truly fabulous."- N.J. / Google / Aug 08, 2019
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"Just had my 6 week post op with Dr. Dauwe yesterday and I cannot stress enough how happy I am with my results from my breast reduction surgery. All the scarring is healthy and I healed really quickly. I went back to work the next week (I have an office job) and was able to do my normal routine. Dr. Dauwe and his team (Julie and Sara) have been so gracious with me and my concerns. They have been very helpful when I have questions. Julie and Sara are the kindest people ever and I love seeing their faces every time I come in. Seriously love this team and I am so happy with my results."- J.S. / Google / Jul 19, 2019
You are a great candidate for buccal fat pad removal surgery if you have full lower face and desire a slimmer cheek contour. If you are considering this procedure, we recommend setting up a consultation. During this time, Dr. Dauwe can examine your profile and discuss your cosmetic goals to see if this is the right procedure for you.
This procedure removes the buccal fat pad, a naturally-occurring section of fat in the cheek hollow area. The size of the buccal fat pad varies with each individual patient and is usually the size of a walnut. Buccal fat pad removal is an in-office procedure. The removal process consists of Dr. Dauwe making a tiny incision inside the mouth. There are no cuts on the outside of the face. Sutures will be placed and you will be discharged with post-care instructions along with a few prescriptions. Please expect to be in the office for 1 – 1 ½ hours.
What to Expect
Our office will provide you with specific aftercare instructions and prescription pain medication, if requested. Typically, over-the-counter painkillers are sufficient. With the minimally invasive nature of the procedure, most patients do not experience extreme discomfort. You can expect to experience some swelling, but this is temporary. Your follow-up appointment will be scheduled for two weeks after your initial procedure with an additional appointment six weeks later. It is very important to keep these appointments for the best results.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost?
Every patient case is unique, which is why Dr. Dauwe will be able to discuss your estimated costs once a customized treatment plan is created during your consult. Our office accepts many forms of payment and can help you find low-interest medical financing.
Does it hurt?
Since the procedure involves tiny incisions, the discomfort level is very minimal. Most patients describe the procedure feeling similar to a dental appointment.
When will I see results?
Most patients will notice a difference after the initial swelling dissipates after 2 – 3 days and even greater results at 1-2 weeks. Optimal results will be evident once all the swelling goes down and proper healing occurs around 1 – 3 months. The healing process will vary from patient to patient.
What about scarring?
The incisions for this procedure are placed inside the mouth, which means there is no visible scarring associated with this procedure.
How long will my results last?
Buccal fat pad removal produces permanent results and typically, patients will only need one procedure to attain the cosmetic they desire. It's important to discuss any questions or concerns with Dr. Dauwe during your initial consultation.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1 – 2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1/2 Hour
- Post-op Follow-up
- Week 2 & 6, Month 3, 6, & 12
- Procedure Recovery Location
Say goodbye to chipmunk cheeks with buccal fat pad removal at Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX. This procedure has gained popularity over the years because of its fabulous results. If you are unhappy with the fullness of your cheeks, call our office to schedule a private consultation today. We will be happy to sit down with you to answer all your questions and determine if this treatment is right for you.