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Can Buccal Fat Grow Back?

By | Buccal Fat Removal
Buccal fat pads lie in the middle region of the cheek and provide a natural contour to the facial structure. However, some are genetically inclined to excess buccal fat, creating a rounder face with little contour. Buccal fat removal is a cosmetic surgery that eliminates excess buccal fat and can provide a stunning facial profile. However, those considering the procedure often wonder if buccal fat can grow back.  Fat cells eliminated from a target area cannot grow back, meaning buccal fat removal is often a permanent solution to excess buccal fat. However, weight fluctuation and gain can cause fat to expand, which can cause existing fat cells to grow and fill out the face. Although, if this occurs, it is unlikely to be as significant as before the surgery. Buccal fat pads do not grow back, so it’s essential to ensure that your face is done thinning out before undergoing the procedure. At the Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, your provider can help every patient find the perfect treatment to provide a stunning contour and facial profile.  To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach us online via our Price Simulator.    
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What Are The Risks Of Buccal Fat Removal?

By | Buccal Fat Removal, Buccal Fat Removal, Face
Buccal fat pad removal is a surgery that has gained popularity and prominence in the last few years. Most recently, Chrissy Teigen detailed her choice to have the procedure done. During the short surgery, part or all of the buccal fat pads in the cheeks are removed to create a slimmer face. It is mostly used to treat those who have chubby cheeks into adulthood. Though, there are many motivations for undergoing the procedure. Let’s take a look at one of the most frequently asked questions surrounding the procedure, “What are the risks of buccal fat removal?” First off, buccal fat removal contains all of the same expected risks as any other surgical procedure. This includes risks such as:
  • Infection
  • Adverse reactions to or side effects of the anesthesia
  • Bleeding
  • Hematoma
  • Seroma
  • Poor incision healing
  • Need for revision surgery
As far as the risks that pertain specifically to buccal fat removal surgery itself, some of the risks include:
  • Asymmetry
  • Damage to facial nerves
  • Injury of the salivary duct
  • Gaunt appearance
  • Too much/too little fat removed
While these risks are present, in an ideal candidate and under the care of a qualified surgeon like Dr. Jonov, they rarely occur. Dr. Jonov will review the risks with you during your consultation. To schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also connect with us online via Price Simulator®, contact form, and chat.