Buccal Fat Removal


If you are bothered by the appearance of rounded cheeks that make your face look too full and cause you to feel self-conscious, consider buccal fat removal. By surgically removing a small amount of excess fat in the lower cheeks, buccal fat removal subtly reshapes the face.

Dr. Burke performs buccal fat removal surgery for her patients from Barrington, Arlington Heights, Schaumburg, Crystal Lake, and Algonquin to reshape the cheeks. This procedure helps create more definition in the cheekbones, jawline, and chin for a more contoured appearance.

A common complaint among men and women of all ages, excess fat in the cheeks is usually not related to weight but instead is a product of genetics. It typically cannot be addressed with diet and exercise alone and must be addressed surgically. Using her expertise and advanced surgical techniques, Dr. Burke can reduce the fat pad in the cheeks, achieving a slimmer, more defined facial appearance.

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Dr. Renee Burke

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What to Expect From Buccal Fat Removal

Depending on your needs, Dr. Burke will create an individualized treatment plan to reduce the amount of buccal fat. During your consultation Dr. Burke will perform a full examination of your face, taking into account the elasticity of your skin, your ethnicity, and your bone structure to identify the best approach to help you look your best.

During surgery Dr. Burke begins with a small incision inside the cheek to avoid any visible scars on the face. The fat pad is then removed and dissolvable sutures are placed. The sutures dissolve on their own within a few days. The procedure is done under local anesthesia in usually under 1 hour.

Dr. Burke focuses on the pockets of excess fat in the lower cheeks and along the jawline, removing small portions of fat to create definition and contour of the cheeks, jawline, and chin. The results are subtle but effective to reshape the face.

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Recovery From Buccal Fat Removal

You may experience mild swelling and discomfort after surgery, but this should resolve within a few days. Using ice packs can help reduce the swelling and discomfort.

You will see initial results within 1 to 2 weeks after surgery, with full results visible after 4-6 months.

Schedule Your Consultation

If you would like more information about buccal fat removal in Barrington, IL with Dr. Burke, please contact our office at (847) 382-4400 or request your consultation online.