Buccal fat removal is a procedure that has seen a lot of attention on social media. If you’re considering buccal removal in NYC, you might be interested in knowing exactly how this particular procedure works.
Dr. Steven J. Pearlman is a dual-board certified facial plastic surgeon that performs buccal fat removal safely and effectively for patients at Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery in NYC.
The steps to buccal removal in NYC
First, a consultation
Before any plastic surgery procedure it’s important to meet with your doctor to discuss your goals for the procedure. During your consultation, your surgeon can examine your facial anatomy and discuss whether you’re a good candidate for cheek fat removal.
Next, the procedure
If you’re a candidate for buccal surgery in NYC, we’ll go ahead and schedule your surgery. The procedure takes about half an hour and is usually performed under local anesthesia. Dr. Pearlman will make a small incision on the inside of your cheeks to remove the fat pad.
It’s possible to remove only part of your buccal fat, depending on your end goals. It can also be performed as part of facelift surgery, in which case the buccal fat would be accessed via your facelift incisions.
Once the correct amount has been removed, Dr. Pearlman will close the incisions with a few small dissolvable sutures
The recovery process
It takes approximately 1 week to recover from buccal removal in NYC. You might experience some post-operative swelling that’s manageable with prescription medications and you’ll be able to resume most normal activities the next day. However, Patients should avoid exercise for 2 weeks
Your results will continue to improve over the next few months while your body heals and the swelling dissipates.
Interested in buccal removal in NYC? Visit Dr. Pearlman today!
Whether you’re looking to correct a “baby face” or just going for a more contoured look, a consultation with Dr. Pearlman will help you determine how buccal removal can support your aesthetic goals.
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