Achieve Chiseled Cheeks with Micallef Plastic Surgery

At Micallef Plastic Surgery, we're dedicated to helping you achieve not only a more refined, sculpted appearance but also an enhanced sense of well-being. We understand that looking good and feeling good are intricately linked, which is why we take a holistic approach to wellness. Dr. Christopher J. Micallef, a double-board certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, leads with a commitment to discipline, focus, and individualized care ensures that you're in the best hands for your buccal fat removal procedure.

What is Buccal Fat Removal?

Buccal fat removal, often referred to as a "cheek reduction" procedure, is a surgical technique designed to address excess fat in the lower cheeks. This minimally invasive procedure is a solution for those seeking a more defined and sculpted facial appearance. By carefully removing excess buccal fat pads from the cheeks, this surgery can enhance facial contours, resulting in a slimmer, more chiseled look. Buccal fat removal is an excellent option for individuals who find that their cheeks have a fuller, rounder appearance due to genetics or aging, and desire a more sculpted and refined facial contour.

Background media

The Benefits of Buccal Fat Removal

Transform your face and achieve the facial contours you desire. Buccal fat removal offers a range of benefits, including:

  • Enhanced Facial Definition: By reducing excess fat in the lower cheeks, this procedure creates a more sculpted and contoured appearance.
  • Youthful Appearance: Buccal fat removal can provide a youthful, refreshed look by eliminating the appearance of chubby or overly full cheeks.
  • Customized Results: This surgery allows for precise sculpting, ensuring your facial contours align with your unique aesthetic goals.
  • Minimally Invasive: As a minimally invasive procedure, buccal fat removal offers relatively quick recovery and minimal scarring.
  • Boosted Confidence: Achieving your desired facial appearance can significantly boost your self-esteem and confidence, allowing you to put your best face forward.

Schedule a Consultation

Book Now
Contact us media
Brunette woman with pearl hoop earrings

Is Buccal Fat Removal Right for Me?

If you find yourself with round or overly full cheeks that persist despite efforts like weight loss, buccal fat removal may be the solution you've been searching for. This procedure is ideal for those looking to refine and sculpt their facial appearance, achieving a more contoured look.

To determine if buccal fat removal aligns with your unique goals and anatomy, we recommend a consultation with Dr. Micallef. He can assess your specific needs and provide personalized recommendations for achieving your desired facial appearance.

The Buccal Fat Removal Process - What to Expect

During this initial consultation, Dr. Micallef will thoroughly assess your facial structure, discuss your aesthetic goals, and determine if buccal fat removal aligns with your needs.

During the procedure itself, Dr. Micallef will administer local anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the process. Small, discreet incisions will be carefully made inside your cheeks, near the back of your molars. Through these incisions, excess buccal fat pads will be gently removed, allowing for a more refined and contoured facial appearance. The incisions will then be meticulously closed with dissolvable sutures, leaving no visible external scars.

Following the procedure, you can expect a swift recovery, with minimal discomfort and swelling. Most patients can resume their regular activities within just a few days. As the initial swelling subsides, you'll begin to see the beautiful results of your refined facial contours. These results will continue to improve and become more pronounced in the weeks that follow, leaving you feeling rejuvenated and confident in your appearance.

Banner media

Buccal Fat Removal Recovery

Following your buccal fat removal in San Antonio at Micallef Plastic Surgery, you can anticipate a relatively straightforward and swift recovery. In the immediate aftermath, some mild swelling and discomfort may be present, but these effects typically subside within a few days.

You'll be pleased to know that most patients can return to their regular activities, including work and daily routines, within a week or less. While you can gradually resume your typical activities, it's advisable to avoid strenuous physical exertion for at least a week to ensure a smooth healing process.

The healing timeline may vary from person to person, but you can expect a gradual improvement in your facial appearance as the initial swelling diminishes. Initial results may become noticeable within a few weeks, with your final outcome becoming increasingly apparent over the following months.

The primary objective of buccal fat removal is to achieve a more sculpted and harmonious facial appearance. As the swelling continues to recede, you'll see the beautifully refined contours of your cheeks, enhancing your overall facial aesthetics. These results are typically long-lasting, offering you enduring satisfaction with your rejuvenated facial appearance.

Doctor media

Why Choose Micallef Plastic Surgery?

When it comes to enhancing your facial aesthetics and overall well-being, Micallef Plastic Surgery stands as the ideal choice. Under the leadership of Dr. Christopher J. Micallef, our practice is committed to providing you with the highest standard of care. Our holistic approach, which considers the interconnectedness of looking and feeling good, ensures that your transformation goes beyond mere aesthetics. It's about embracing a renewed sense of confidence. To take the first step towards achieving the chiseled cheeks you desire, schedule your consultation with us now.

Contact us media
Accessibility: If you are vision-impaired or have some other impairment covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to using this website, please contact our Accessibility Manager at (726) 202-0924.
Contact Us