What is Recovery Like After Buccal Fat Removal?

Swelling after buccal fat removal generally lasts one to two weeks. You may be advised to remain on a soft diet for three to seven days following your procedure to allow for proper wound healing.

Before you leave, you will be given instructions on when to follow up and how to properly care for the incision sites. Most of our patients go back to their everyday activities two to three days after the procedure. Strenuous physical activity can be resumed after two weeks.

How Long Will My Buccal Fat Removal Results Last?

Once the buccal fat is removed it does not come back, and therefore, the results are permanent. Patients find this procedure appealing because of its positive effect on cheek definition and the resulting slimming of the face, as well as the fact that it can be performed under local anesthesia with minimal downtime.

Contact Mardirossian Facial Aesthetics today to schedule a consultation with Vartan Mardirossian, M.D., F.A.C.S., to see if this procedure is the right solution for you. We offer buccal fat removal to patients in Virginia including McLean, Falls Church, Tysons, Arlington plus the Washington DC area.