Buccal Fat Removal

Add More Definition to Your Face with Buccal Fat Removal Treatment

Gaining rapid popularity in the world of aesthetics, Buccal fat removal is a surgical procedure performed to give patients a slimmer face with more defined facial features.

Buccal Fat Removal in Dubai at The Nova Clinic

Buccal fat removal, also called Buccal lipectomy and cheek reduction surgery, is a face contouring treatment that aims to remove excess focal fat pads from the patient’s buccal space, just under the cheekbones. The outcome of this surgery is more sculpted and contoured facial features with defined facial angles. By getting buccal fat removal surgery in Dubai, your face will look slimmer with heightened and accentuated cheekbones. It can be either done alone or combined with other plastic surgeries, such as rhinoplasty, facelift, lip augmentation, chin implants, and anti-aging injections, for enhanced results.

At The Nova Clinic, this surgery is performed by our highly experienced and skilled
surgeons. They have access to the latest equipment to perform this and a range of other surgical and non-surgical procedures. Book your appointment now and get youthful andmore refined facial features.

Who Can Get Buccal Fat Removal Treatment?

People with good physical health, ideal weight, and realistic expectations are generally considered ideal candidates for buccal fat removal surgery. Those who have a fuller face or pseudoherniation can also get this treatment. The latter is a condition in which an individual has a small rounded fat mass or wall bulge in their cheek caused by a weak buccal fat pad.

It is important to note that this surgery doesn’t work for everyone. You won’t be an ideal candidate if you have a narrow, naturally thin face. In this case, there are chances that your cheek may sink further with age. Furthermore, people with Parry-Romberg syndrome (progressive hemifacial atrophy) are also not advised to get this treatment.

Why Get Buccal Fat Removal Treatment?

If you want to get the lost glow and sheen of your skin, Morpheus 8 pro is the ideal treatment for you. It offers abundant benefits. These include:

  • Removes excess cheek fat for defined cheekbones
  • Gives a youthful appearance
  • Requires minimal downtime
  • Offers permanent results
  •  Does not leave a scar


What is The Procedure of Buccal Fat Removal Surgery?

Like other plastic surgeries, buccal fat removal treatment starts with a consultation session. The doctor conducts necessary tests and evaluates the skin in order to determine if the patient is the ideal candidate for this surgery or not. They also address the patient’s concerns pertaining to the outcome and potential side effects of the surgery.

It is important that you discuss your treatment goals, medical conditions, allergies, past surgeries, and current medications you’re on with your doctor during this session.

On the day of the treatment, the doctor will administer anesthesia to make the procedure pain-free for the patient. It can be either general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. Then, an incision is made on the inner portion of the cheek. If you’re combining this procedure with a Facelift, the incision inside the mouth may not be required.

After that, they will put pressure on the cheek (the outer area) to expose the underneath buccal fat pad. This fat will then be cut and removed by them. The next step is closing the incisions.

What are the Post-surgery Guidelines?

The doctor will give you guidelines to care for your incisions. Make sure to listen to them carefully and follow them. They will also give you a special mouthwash to use before you leave the clinic for home. Using this mouthwash will prevent infection.

It is important to consume a liquid diet for some days post-surgery. Gradually, you can shift to soft food. Then, once the wound has healed, you can return to your routine diet. It is normal to have swelling and bruising in the treatment area. They will subside on their own in a few days as you heal from the surgery. It will take about 3 weeks to fully recover from buccal fat removal surgery.

What Are the Results of Buccal Fat Removal Surgery?

The outcome of this surgery is refined cheekbones and facial features. However, bear in mind that the results are not instant. It may take a few months for results to fully appear as initially, they will be obscured by swelling. Furthermore, they will slowly contour to their newly formed appearance.

The key to achieving optimal results lies in following the directions of your surgeon. However, in some cases, the desired results may not be achieved, and a follow-up surgery may be required.

What is the Cost of Buccal Fat Removal?

The cost of buccal fat removal surgery depends on many factors. These include the selection of the clinic, the number of surgeries required, the experience of the doctor, etc. It is recommended to ask the doctor about the buccal fat removal cost during the constellation session for more clarity.

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Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland


International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery


The Royal College of Surgeons of England


American College of Surgeons


The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery


Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow


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