Buccal Fat Reduction in Pasadena, CA

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While some Californians desire fuller cheeks, many patients are seeking to reduce the volume in this region of the face. If you dream of a slimmer, more contoured face and want to reduce your prominent cheeks, Pasadena, CA board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Husam Elias with The Pacific Coast Center for Oral, Facial & Cosmetic Surgery can help with buccal fat removal. Also known as cheek fat reduction, this facial cosmetic treatment specifically targets the cheek area to reduce fat and tissue in the mid-face for a more sleek look. During this process, Dr. Elias carefully removes the buccal fat pad tissue, which is naturally found in the cheek hollows. He then repositions and redefines the area so that your cheekbones have a natural look with renewed, enhanced beauty. If you have chubby cheeks or cheekbones that are hidden under excess fat and tissue, call us to learn more.

If you are self-conscious or unhappy with your mid-face and feel as though you have chubby cheeks, rest assured that we can help. Buccal fat removal is a popular treatment among patients who have lived with chubby cheeks and want a simple solution to have their faces appear sharper and more contoured.

During your consultation at The Pacific Coast Center for Oral, Facial & Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Elias will examine your cheeks and discuss the removal of the buccal fat tissue. He will create a custom approach for treatment. During the surgery, anesthesia is given and a small incision is made on the inside of the mouth, as well as on the inside of your cheek. The buccal fat pad will be removed, and then the incisions will be closed with sutures. Many times, the cheekbones may need to be slightly repositioned. This can be accomplished with sutures.

Following buccal fat removal surgery, patients will experience some bruising, swelling, and minor discomfort as the facial structure adheres to its new size. The overall recovery period is generally quite short. The great news is that immediately following this treatment, even with some swelling, the results can be seen immediately. Once the swelling is gone and the cheeks adjust to their new position, optimal results can be revealed, leaving patients with slimmer, more contoured, and well-defined cheeks.

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My experience with this office was absolutely stellar. Firstly, the staff welcomes you warmly when you arrive. Diana (doctor’s assistant) met me in the exam room.  Diana has a way of instantly making you feel comfortable and any nervousness you may be feeling is dissipated.... Because you can’t stop laughing. Then enters Dr. Elias.... He is extremely approachable, honest, and knowledgeable. It doesn’t hurt that he has multiple degrees. I am ecstatic that I found this business:

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Dr. Elias pulled my wisdom teeth out like they called his mamma fat or something! Surgery was quick and basically painless. Didn’t need any of the pain meds and was back at work two days later looking like a snack. Diane was the nurse that took care of me for most of the process and she was so wonderful, kind, funny and sweet. If my wisdom teeth every grow back, I will definitely be coming back to Dr. Elias immediately. Thank you!

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went here for wisdom teeth removal and Dr Stephens was great. we had a detailed consultation and decided which route was best, then Greg the anesthesiologist called me the night before to address any concerns I was having. The most positive surgery experience I could have had

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If you have been living with chubby cheeks or were born with excess tissue in and around your mid-face, buccal fat removal may be a great procedure for you. We invite you to call The Pacific Coast Center for Oral, Facial & Cosmetic Surgery and schedule your consultation with Pasadena, CA area board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Husam Elias.

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