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Buccal Fat Removal London

At our five-star clinic in London, buccal fat removal is a very popular procedure performed by our expert plastic surgeons. Many patients desire a slimmer cheek area, to give their face more definition. By performing cheek reduction surgery, we’ve been able to help patients receive a slimmer face. Below, we’ve included information about buccal fat removal, but if you’d like more information, please contact us today!

What is Buccal Fat Removal?

Also referred to as buccal lipectomy or cheek reduction surgery, Buccal Fat Removal is a surgical procedure where the buccal fat pads in your cheeks are removed. This process gives your cheeks a thinner look and your facial angles more definition.

Who are the Best Candidates for Buccal Fat Removal?

Mr. Inglefield believes the best candidates typically possess a round, fuller face, dislike the fullness of their cheeks, are looking for facial feminization surgery, or have pseudoherniation, which is a small rounded fat mass in their cheek due to a weak buccal fat pad.

As with any physical alteration surgery, the best candidates are those who are in good physical health, maintains realistic expectations, and are a non-smoker.

*We do not recommend this procedure for those who have a narrow face or sunken cheeks or have progressive hemifacial atrophy (a rare disorder that causes the skin on one side of your face to shrink). We also do not recommend this for older patients as it may emphasize your jowls or other signs of facial aging.

What are the Benefits of Buccal Fat Removal?

Some of the benefits we have noticed from Buccal Fat Removal are that it can help reduce your facial fullness, enhances the natural contours of your face, and helps you achieve your desired physical appearance.

What’s the First Step?

The first step to getting Buccal Fat Removal in London is to book a consultation. During your one-on-one appointment with our award-winning surgeon—Mr. Christopher Inglefield, we’ll be able to answer questions and provide our expert recommendations. If you and your surgeon both feel that this is the best solution for your facial needs, we’ll book your surgery and provide you with pre and post-operative instructions.

What to Expect on the day of Buccal Fat Removal?

On the day of your Buccal Fat Removal, Mr. Inglefield will administer some local anesthesia to your face. Although you will be awake during the procedure, the anesthesia will diminish any pain you might feel. An incision will be made inside your cheek, then the pressure will be applied to the outside of your cheek to further expose the buccal fat pad. Mr. Inglefield will then cut and remove the excess fat, then finish the surgery by closing the wound with dissolvable stitches. Before you leave, you will be given a special mouthwash to prevent any infections, as well as additional information on how to care for the incision.

Buccal Fat Removal Recovery

During the initial stage of your recovery, you will need to maintain a liquid diet for the first several days, after which you will be able to progress to soft foods before returning to your normal diet.

You will experience some mild bruising and swelling in your face, but this will subside over time. On average, our patients see a full recovery after about three weeks. There will be a few follow-up appointments so Dr. Inglefield can monitor your progress and offer any additional suggestions for your healing process and eating.

Why Choose London Bridge Plastic Surgery

London Bridge Plastic Surgery is directed by Mr. Christopher Inglefield, who has over two decades of experience helping patients achieve their desired aesthetics through plastic surgery of the face. As one of the most established clinics in London, LBPS has been a pioneer in aesthetic rejuvenation and maintains the highest standards.

How Much Does Buccal Fat Removal Cost in London?

The cost of buccal fat removal in London will vary on a number of factors. The best way to get the most accurate cost will be to schedule a consultation with our team. During your appointment, we’ll be able to give you a full breakdown of the associated costs.

Schedule Your Consultation

If you’d like to schedule a consultation for Buccal Fat Removal in London, please contact us today. Our scheduling department will book a time for your one-on-one consultation. We look forward to helping you look and feel your very best!

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Mr. Christopher Inglefield

Mr. Christopher Inglefield BSc, MBBS, FRCS(Plast) was born in Trinidad, West Indies, and obtained his Medical Degree from the University of the West Indies in Jamaica and Trinidad in 1985.

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