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.
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!
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