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Buccal Fat Removal
in Tampa and St. Petersburg, FL

If you want to contour your face for a slimmer appearance, it may be time to consider buccal fat removal at Davis Facial Plastic Surgery. Led by Dr. Davis, a double board certified cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon, our practice offers buccal fat removal and other cosmetic surgeries to patients living in and around Tampa and St. Petersburg, FL.

What is Buccal Fat Removal?

Buccal fat removal is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that removes the buccal fat pads from the cheeks, which are small pockets of fat that give the face a round appearance. Removing these pads can slim out the facial contour and create a more chiseled appearance. People with large buccal fat pads often feel that they have chubby cheeks or a face that is too round. Buccal fat removal provides a simple and effective solution with no visible scarring.

What are the Benefits of Buccal Fat Removal?

Potential benefits of buccal fat removal include:

  • Slimmer, more contoured facial appearance
  • More defined cheekbones
  • Reduction in roundness or fullness in cheeks

What is the Buccal Fat Removal Procedure Like?

Buccal fat removal is performed with the aid of anesthesia to eliminate any pain or discomfort during the treatment process. To begin treatment, Dr. Davis will make small incisions on the inside of the mouth. This gives him access to the facial anatomy without creating incisions on the skin’s surface. As a result, we can remove the buccal fat pads without leaving any visible scarring. Once the fat pads are removed, the incisions are closed to complete the treatment.

Are the Results from Buccal Fat Removal Permanent?

The removal of buccal fat is considered a permanent change, as the buccal fat pads do not regenerate or grow back once they are removed. However, keep in mind that the aging process and changes in weight can affect the appearance of the face in the future. Buccal fat pad removal does not guarantee slim, hollowed cheeks forever. Dr. Davis can provide recommendations for maintaining your results as well as complementary treatments you may want to consider in the future.

How Much Does Buccal Fat Removal Cost?

Davis Facial Plastic Surgery does not participate in any medical health insurance plans. For this reason, we offer a number of affordable payment options to make paying for buccal fat removal as convenient as possible. We accept most major credit cards, and also partner with CareCredit®, which offers a variety of interest-free financing options. You can pay with cash.

Am I a Candidate for Buccal Fat Removal?

If you feel that your cheeks are too round or full, and would like to achieve a slimmer facial contour, buccal fat removal may be an appropriate solution. The best way to determine your candidacy for this treatment is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Davis so that he can evaluate your treatment goals and recommend the optimal treatments based on your unique needs.

What to Expect During Your Consultation

During your consultation, Dr. Davis will collect a thorough medical history to determine your risk of complications. Aside from gathering your medical history, Dr. Davis will also talk with you about your goals to determine if you have realistic expectations from your treatment. Once he is confident that buccal fat removal is right for you, he will then discuss the procedure in greater detail to give you a better idea of what to expect. Your consultation will end with a list of instructions for you to follow prior to your appointment.

If you are interested in slimming and contouring your cheeks, contact us today to learn more or schedule your buccal fat removal consultation. Dr. Davis offers this and other cosmetic surgery procedures to help patients achieve their cosmetic goals. We welcome patients from Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and the surrounding areas of Tampa Bay, Florida.