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Contoured Cheeks

Your cheeks have a significant impact on your overall sense of facial harmony. While many of us worry about our cheeks losing volume as part of the aging process, creating a somewhat gaunt or hollowed appearance, some of us actually find ourselves dealing with the exact opposite issue. Facial fullness can sometimes be caused by the pronounced presence of something known as the buccal fat pad. This feature is present in all of our faces, but when this feature is more pronounced, it can lead to a somewhat “chubby-cheeked” or baby-faced appearance that keeps us from showing off the elegant facial contours we might prefer. Buccal fat pad removal is a highly effective procedure that removes these unnecessary fatty deposits, leaving you with a more chiseled look that can contribute to a more pleasing sense of overall facial harmony. Dr. Mark G. Albert MD, FACS has extensive experience with facial plastic surgery, and will work closely with you to ensure that you enjoy an outcome that doesn’t just meet your expectations but surpasses them. 

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Should I Consider Buccal Fat Pad Removal?

When you visit Albert Plastic Surgery for your initial consultation, you’ll give Dr. Albert the opportunity to learn about your cosmetic goals and gain an understanding of your unique physical characteristics. He’ll help you explore the various treatment options we offer and will work to guide you to a procedural plan that is right for you, your lifestyle, and your personal cosmetic goals.

You’re likely to be a great candidate for this particular procedure if you’re interested in addressing:

  • Chubby cheeks
  • A rounded facial structure
  • A “baby-faced” appearance
  • So-called “chipmunk” cheeks
  • Limited cheekbone visibility

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The Day of Your Procedure

Buccal fat pad removal only takes about an hour to complete, with your surgery performed in the comfort of our NYC office space. Dr. Albert will make incisions on the inside of your mouth, ensuring that they’re totally invisible once your recovery has been completed. This incision will enable Dr. Albert to carefully remove excess fatty tissue that is keeping you from enjoying your preferred facial appearance. Once the procedure is complete, the incisions will be closed, and you’ll spend some time in our recovery area before returning home.

Our goal is to ensure that you experience total peace of mind on the day of your surgery, so we’ll ensure that you’re well-prepared and know exactly what to expect in advance of your procedure. During your consultation, Dr. Albert will give you a thorough understanding of what the procedure itself will entail, along with a clear idea of your recovery period and a detailed set of aftercare instructions. We’ll also be available to you throughout your recovery process, so we can ensure that you’re healing comfortably as you get ready to enjoy your results.

Enjoying Your Final Results

One of the nice things about buccal fat pad removal is that it doesn’t come with a terribly extensive recovery period. In fact, most patients report that their experience after the procedure is similar to what one might feel after having a simple tooth extraction. Some minor swelling and discomfort will be present, but we’ll ensure that you have everything you need to stay comfortable as you recover. Dr. Albert will use dissolvable sutures that break down on their own and won’t need to be removed at a later date. Your swelling should subside within two to three weeks, making the final results of your procedure more apparent and leaving you with a more attractive and contoured facial appearance.

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Creating the Results You Deserve

Here at Albert Plastic Surgery, we strive to set ourselves apart by offering a level of quality that can be tough to find elsewhere.

When you visit our NYC offices, you’ll find yourself working alongside a dedicated team led by a highly experienced facial plastic surgeon who brings extensive levels of training and experience to each and every procedure.

We remain dedicated to offering our patients the latest technology and the most cutting-edge surgical techniques because we believe you deserve to look forward to results that truly soar above and beyond your expectations. If you’d like to learn more about what Dr. Albert and his talented team can do for you, we’re ready to help. Simply reach out to us at our NYC location and speak with a helpful staff member to set up your initial consultation today. We’re excited to unite you with your personal cosmetic ideals.

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