Buccal Fat Removal

In San Jose, CA

Buccal Fat Removal Introduction

Are you daydreaming of slimmer cheeks and a sculpted facial profile? Thanks to the incredible procedure of buccal fat removal, the pursuit of facial harmony is possible for our San Jose and Bay Area patients. Imagine bidding farewell to those pesky “chipmunk cheeks” and embracing a sleeker, more defined look that highlights your natural beauty. You most certainly can, and it can start today with Dr. Li at CA Aesthetics in Los Gatos, CA. Keep exploring this page and turn your daydreams into reality with a new era of confidence and self-expression with our buccal fat removal procedure.

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What is Buccal Fat Removal?

 Buccal fat removal, also known as cheek reduction surgery, is a cosmetic procedure designed to slim and contour the cheeks by removing excess fat pads located in the lower cheek area. This surgical technique targets these buccal fat pads, which can contribute to a round or overly full appearance of the cheeks, even in individuals with a healthy body weight. By strategically reducing the volume of these fat pads, Dr. Li can sculpt the face for a more defined and aesthetically pleasing contour, solving your facial aesthetic problems. 

Who are the best candidates for Buccal Fat Removal?

The best candidates for buccal fat removal in San Jose and the Bay Area typically include individuals who:

  • Have full or round cheeks
  • Desire facial contouring
  • Have stable weight
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Are in good physical health

What are the benefits of Buccal Fat Removal?

Buccal fat removal in Los Gatos, San Jose, and the surrounding Bay Area offers several benefits for individuals seeking facial contouring and enhancement, such as: 

  • Slimmer facial appearance
  • Improved facial proportions
  • Enhanced cheekbones
  • Youthful appearance
  • Boost in confidence
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Buccal Fat Removal First Step

What’s the first step?

The first step in considering buccal fat removal is to schedule a consultation with CA Aesthetics in Los Gatos. During the consultation, Dr. Li will evaluate your facial anatomy, discuss your goals and expectations, and determine if you are a suitable candidate for the surgery. The procedure will be explained in detail, including potential risks and complications, and the consultation presents the opportunity to have Dr. Li answer any other questions you may have to ensure you are well-informed before making a decision.

What to expect on the day of Buccal Fat Removal surgery

Let’s talk about the day of your buccal fat removal surgery. If you’re driving to us from San Jose or anywhere else in the Bay Area, feel free to call us for directions. When you arrive at our office in Los Gatos, you will be checked in and be prepped for surgery. 

Dr. Li and our team will review the surgical plan with you and mark the areas of your face where incisions will be made for your buccal fat removal. Once you are under anesthesia, we will proceed with the procedure, making small incisions inside your mouth to access and remove the buccal fat pads. 

Once the surgery is complete, you will be taken to a recovery area to rest until you are ready to go home.

Buccal Fat Removal Recovery

You can expect some swelling and minor discomfort in the treated areas, which is completely normal and should subside within a few days. 

It is essential to follow Dr. Li’s post-operative instructions carefully, which may include using cold compresses to reduce swelling, taking prescribed medications for pain management, and adhering to a soft diet to avoid irritating the incision sites. While individual recovery times may vary, most patients can resume normal activities within a week or two after surgery.

Buccal Fat Removal Cost

How much does Buccal Fat Removal cost in San Jose, CA?

We understand that costs can be a major component of the treatments you need. The cost of buccal fat removal in Los Gatos, San Jose, and the surrounding Bay Area can vary depending on many factors. After your consultation, a quotation will be prepared based on the assessment for the best treatment plan, and our Patient Coordinator will construct an accurate assessment together and evaluate pricing tailored to your specific needs and goals. 


Why choose Dr. Li?

Dr. Eric Li, a Double Board-Certified plastic surgeon, sets the bar at CA Aesthetics in Los Gatos and serves as the driving force behind transformative plastic surgery experiences. With affiliations with prestigious organizations like the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Dr. Li brings a wealth of expertise to the Bay Area. 

Known for his meticulous approach and compassionate care, Dr. Li caters to patients seeking aesthetic enhancements with a touch of sophistication, from San Jose to the broader Bay Area, right here in Los Gatos, CA.

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