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Buccal Fat Pad Removal

Buccal fat pad removal is a quick and safe cosmetic procedure that eliminates the appearance of chipmunk cheeks. Dr. Demetri can take care of your buccal fat pad removal in Tampa to help you achieve more enhanced facial contours.

What is Buccal Fat Pad Removal?

Buccal fat refers to the fat pads that are located in the lower portion of the cheeks. If abundant, they can give off the appearance of being overweight. This is often referred to as ‘chipmunk cheeks.’ This hereditary condition of too much fat in the lower cheeks is difficult to be treated with diet or exercise. For patients who suffer from this, Dr. Demetri will often perform a buccal fat removal procedure.

Also known as a buccal lipectomy, this minimally invasive procedure is performed inside the mouth, which means there are no visible post-surgical marks after the surgery. The results are enhanced cheekbones and a more-chiseled jawline.

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Ideal Candidates for Buccal Fat Pad Removal

Anybody as young as age 18 who is bothered by prominent baby fat on their face can undergo buccal fat pad removal. As long as you are generally healthy, you could be a perfect candidate for the procedure. It’s also important that you have realistic expectations for the outcome of this surgery.

Your Buccal Fat Pad Removal Consultation

Setting up an initial consultation with Dr. Demetri is important to determine whether you are an ideal candidate for buccal fat pad removal. He will discuss the details of the procedure and address any questions you may have.

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Buccal Fat Pad Removal Surgery

Dr. Demetri performs buccal fat removal for his patients under local anesthesia. This is a common procedure he performs and takes him less than 45 minutes to do it. There are no skin incisions or scars. He performs the procedure by making a hidden incision (inside the mouth) just between the cheek and gums. Then, he will remove only the amount of excess buccal fat which will allow for a slender and more chiseled contour of the face and cheeks. Patients always inquire about celebrity procedures, well this is one of them!

Benefits Include:

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Healing and Recovery

The length of recovery after your buccal fat pad removal procedure varies from patient to patient. Swelling can be seen for a time but will ameliorate. Dr. Demetri will prescribe you an antibacterial mouthwash and provide detailed instructions for your aftercare.

The Cost of Buccal Fat Pad Removal

The cost of a Facelift in Tampa can vary. During your consultation, Our office will be able to go over all options and prices.

Set Up Your Consultation

Get your buccal fat pad removal in Tampa with Dr. Demetri today. Contact us to arrange an appointment.

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