Discover the Look of Your Dreams

Buccal fat pad removal is an increasingly popular procedure that addresses facial fullness to leave you with a slim and naturally contoured look. Your cheeks go a very long way toward dictating the level of facial harmony that you’re able to show to the world, and you’re definitely not alone if you’re feeling as though unwanted facial fullness is keeping you from enjoying a more chiseled facial appearance. 

The surgeons at Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery have almost 30 years of combined experience with facial plastic surgery and are experts with buccal fat pad removal. They have earned a reputation for excellence by creating impressive results for their patients in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

Is Buccal Fat Pad Removal Right for Me?

Here at Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery, we’re excited to offer a wide range of facial rejuvenation procedures, both surgical and non-surgical in nature. When you visit our Bethesda, Maryland location for your in-person consultation, you’ll get to work directly with a surgical specialist who will get to know your cosmetic goals and guide you to the treatment option that is right for you. You’ll likely be a great candidate for buccal fat pad removal if you’re interested in the following benefits:

  • A more chiseled and defined set of facial contours
  • Enhanced facial harmony
  • Boosted confidence
  • More prominent cheekbones
  • Reduced appearance of “chubby cheeks”
  • An alluring, youthful look
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Preparing for Your Surgery

We take patient education quite seriously here at Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery, and our team will work closely with you to guide you through every step of your cosmetic journey. You’ll enjoy comprehensive coordination and care from start to finish, beginning with a careful exploration of the procedure and what it entails. During your consultation, you’ll learn about exactly what you can expect on the day of your surgery, going over information like incision placement inside the mouth, the surgical technique that will be used to create your results, and much more. We’ll also provide you with detailed aftercare instructions and a recovery timeline that helps you understand exactly what you can expect once your surgery is complete.

Your Buccal Fat Pad Removal Procedure in Bethesda, Maryland

Buccal fat pad removal takes about an hour to complete and is typically done in the office under local anesthesia. When combined with other surgeries, it can also be performed in the operating room under sedation. During the procedure, your surgeon will work to carefully create results according to your bespoke treatment plan.

Buccal fat pad removal or reduction is typically done through tiny incisions on the inside of the mouth. This allows for the procedure to be done without any visible external scars. Through these small incisions, your surgeon can gently reduce the buccal fat pads on either side of your face, creating a more contoured appearance to your face. Your incision is then carefully closed with dissolvable stitches.

Once the procedure is over, you’ll spend a small amount of time resting in our recovery area. Since this is an outpatient procedure, you will be able to return home on the same day. When done under local anesthesia, you will be able to drive yourself home. There is no need for facial bandages and you are able to eat after your procedure. Our team will be available to you at all times during your recovery period to address any questions that might arise.

Looking Forward to Your Results

After your procedure, you’ll experience a small amount of facial swelling that will be very similar to what one might experience after having their wisdom teeth removed. This swelling will only last for a couple of days, however, and the discomfort during this time should be minimal and easily managed. Our surgeons use dissolvable sutures during the procedure, eliminating the need for their removal in the future.

As your swelling subsides, you’ll start to notice the final results of your treatment. The final results are typically fully evident within one to three months. We’ll ensure that you have everything you need to stay comfortable during your recovery period, and we’ll be available to you at all times.

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Discover the Expertise You Deserve 

For more than 20 years, Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery has been earning a reputation for excellence in Bethesda, Maryland and around the world. Our extensively trained and experienced surgeons have an aesthetic eye for the treatments that will best compliment your facial appearance. They excel in the creation of natural results that have earned the practice award-winning results and recognition throughout the industry.

If you’d like to learn more about buccal fat pad removal and how our surgeons can help you enjoy a refreshed and rejuvenated look, our team is standing by and will be excited to help you set up your initial consultation. Reach out to Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery in Bethesda, Maryland and speak with a member of our staff to schedule your consultation today.

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