- At a healthy and stable weight
- Dislike the fullness of your cheeks
- Have realistic expectations from surgical outcome
- Low self-esteem due to your facial anatomy
- Overall good physical health
Buccal Fat Removal, also referred to as Cheek Fat Reduction surgery or Bichectomy is a popular cosmetic surgical procedure that can accentuate the contours of your face by reducing the fullness of your mid-cheek area. This causes your face to look slimmer and gives you the popular “high cheekbone” look. While the surgery is fairly simple, it does take a skilled hand and artistic eye to achieve optimal results, which Dr. Saadat at the Beverly Hills Aesthetic Surgical Institute is known to have.
Some of the major benefits our Beverly Hills Buccal Fat Removal patients have seen from their treatment include:
You could be a great candidate for Buccal Fat Removal in the Beverly Hills and Los Angeles area if you have the following characteristics:
The first step to getting Buccal Fat Removal surgery in Beverly Hills or Los Angeles is to have an evaluation and consultation with Dr. Saadat to see if this procedure will give you the results you desire. During your appointment, you’ll be able to explain your goals for surgery and ask questions about the procedure and your options. Dr. Saadat will evaluate your face and cheeks to make his suggestions and come up with a surgical plan. You will be asked questions about your medical history, so it’s important to be upfront and honest when having your discussion.
If you are satisfied with the plan Dr. Saadat creates for you and you would like to pursue the procedure, our Patient Coordinator will help you schedule your surgical date and provide you with some directions to follow.
You will be monitored in our recovery room after your surgery, but once you are cleared to leave, you will be able to return home to recover in peace. You are encouraged to have a friend or relative provide you with a ride home as you may still be under the influence of sedation.
Most patients find recovery to be generally easy and take about one or two days. You can expect to experience some mild pain/ soreness, which will subside after a few days. Your cheeks will appear slightly fuller during the first week due to swelling but should return to their normal appearance within a week or so.
Swelling will continue to subside with your results starting to be seen as early as four weeks post-surgery, and then progressively improving for several months thereafter.
During recovery, it’s important to be careful not to bite down on the cheek area, so the incision can properly heal and sutures can dissolve. Pain medication can be prescribed and ice packs will help with swelling and discomfort.
The cost of a Brow Lift in Beverly Hills depends on factors, but primarily on which method is used and the degree to which your forehead changes. When you come in for your consultation, we will have a better sense of what is needed and create a cost plan for you. Our Patient Coordinator will be able to give you a price analysis for the entirety of your treatment after your consultation appointment.
Dr. David Saadat is a world-renowned, triple-board-certified surgeon with over 20 years of experience in Otolaryngology, Facial & Reconstructive Surgery, and Sleep Medicine. After graduating from the University of Southern California with a Doctorate of Medicine, he continued his studies with a residency at Los Angeles County USC Medical Center, followed by his Fellowship at Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.
During his time as an experienced facial plastic surgeon, he has become a hot commodity on the lecturer’s circuit due to his dedication to educating and training, as well as his knowledge of the latest surgical, sleep, and breathing techniques.
He has been affiliated with some of the top medical schools and hospitals in California, including Los Angeles County, University of Southern California Medical Center, and Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Saadat is known for his unique and warm bedside manner and strives to help patients achieve optimal cosmetic and functional results.