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Buccal Fat Removal in Chelmsford, MA

What is Buccal Fat?

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If you are unhappy with the fullness of your cheeks and wish to see a slimmer, more defined facial profile, you might be an excellent candidate for buccal fat removal.


Have you ever been told you have chubby cheeks or noticed the midsection of your face is rounder than average? You likely have a large quantity of buccal fat. This refers to the pocket of fat that lies in the middle of your cheek. The buccal fat pads are what give your cheeks more volume and fullness.

It is located between the facial muscles, in a hollow area just beneath your cheekbone. For some patients, this can cause the face to be disproportionate or distract from other aspects of their appearance. While everyone has buccal fat pads, their appearance can vary.

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Many of our high-profile patients prefer to be private with their cosmetic procedures and prefer that their photographs not be placed online. At your consultation, you will be shown photographs of patients who have given us permission to display their before and after pictures.

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What Benefits Does Buccal Fat Removal Offer?

While a fuller face may be desirable for some, it can also cause other facial features to seem disproportionate. There are several benefits to be had from precisely applied Buccal Fat Removal in Chelmsford at PURE Cosmetic Center by board-certified plastic surgeon Dave Lee, MD.

Buccal fat removal procedures can target these fat pads and reduce or eliminate the stored tissue to help reduce the appearance of puffy cheeks. Those who have heard terms like “babyface” or “chipmunk” might feel self-conscious about this aspect of their appearance and wish to alter or correct it through facial plastic surgery. A buccal fat removal procedure, also known as a buccal lipectomy or cheek reduction surgery, can deliver a slimmer profile and improve facial symmetry.

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Who Can Safely Undergo the Procedure?


As with any plastic surgery procedure, patients who wish to undergo a buccal fat removal should first ensure they have no conflicting medical concerns that may interfere with their ability to undergo surgery. Patients should also be in good general health and have a stable weight.

Smokers will need to alter their lifestyle accordingly before they can safely undergo a buccal fat removal. We require that any patient interested in receiving treatment at PURE Cosmetic Center has a consultation prior to the surgery. To learn more about the procedure and determine if you are an eligible candidate, a consultation with Dr. Lee is an excellent place to start.

Why Choose PURE Cosmetic Center?

Dr. Dave Lee leads PURE Cosmetic Center in Chelmsford. Together with his team of highly-trained professionals, Dr. Lee offers procedures such as facial plastic surgery to men and women seeking aesthetic enhancement services. He was educated at Stanford before attending medical school in New York at the University of Rochester, where he graduated among the top in his class. Dr. Lee is board-certified by the America Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). To find out more about the procedure, contact PURE Cosmetic Center to arrange a consultation with Dr. Lee, your top choice for buccal fat removal in Chelmsford.

Buccal Fat Removal FAQs

Cheek removal surgery is a reasonably straightforward procedure, which aims to remove fat from the buccal pads. The result is generally a thinner and slimmer facial profile, with noticeable reductions in the fullness of the cheeks and mid-face. As with most cosmetic surgery procedures, you may experience some inflammation and bruising following your surgery, which can cause your face to initially appear puffy. This will subside naturally over the first few weeks. Within a few months, you will be able to appreciate your final results fully.

For many patients, achieving their goals can require more than one surgical procedure. Many surgeons will tailor their approach and technique to help deliver more personalized results, as well. Buccal fat removal can be performed as a standalone procedure with excellent results. However, some patients opt to combine it with other facial procedures or body contouring, such as a double chin removal or liposuction. Talking to Dr. Lee can help you better understand what methods are available and what would offer you the best results based on your personal needs. Combining procedures can also reduce additional downtime and help patients get back on their feet faster than multiple surgeries over time.

The cost of Buccal Fat Removal in Chelmsford will vary based on each patient’s unique needs. In addition to standard charges for anesthesia, surgeon fees, operating rooms, follow-up care, the extent of treatment required, any special techniques, and what procedures you are undergoing will influence your final cost.

Your beauty is a symphony. Don’t trust it to anyone less than a true performer and a master at his craft. Chelmsford plastic surgeon, Dr. Dave Lee brings the virtuosity of a concert pianist and the artistry of a renowned plastic surgeon to each procedure. Schedule a consultation today to discover why patients across New England are singing the praises of Dr. Lee and his staff at PURE Cosmetic Center.

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