Buccal Fat Pad Removal

Enhance your facial contours and achieve a slimmer, more sculpted appearance with our advanced buccal fat pad reduction. At Thrive Medical Spa, buccal fat pad reduction is performed by the renowned Dr. Vincent Zubowicz, a seasoned expert and double-board certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience.


What is Buccal Fat Pad Removal?

With a history spanning three centuries, this procedure has recently surged in popularity, although caution is warranted due to its potential overuse. The buccal fat pad, a four-compartment structure acting as a jaw shock absorber, occasionally harbors excess volume in its lower compartment, leading to unwanted cheek fullness—a rare occurrence.

Dr. Zubowicz specializes in standalone Buccal Fat Pad Reduction, skillfully accessing and reducing its volume through a small oral incision. While seemingly straightforward, the process demands precision in locating the fat through a minuscule puncture. Moreover, as an integral facet of facelift procedures, Dr. Zubowicz ensures a holistic approach, considering the natural aging process that associates facial volume loss.

Why Choose Buccal Fat Pad Removal at Thrive Medical Spa?

With over 30 years of expertise, experience the new standard in facial procedures at Thrive Medical Spa. Our seasoned surgeon, Dr. Vincent Zubowicz, ensures your safety by leveraging an intimate familiarity with facial anatomy and the intricacies of the operation. Avoid serious complications—such as surgical injury to peripheral facial nerve branches or the parotid duct—commonly associated with occasional practitioners. Trust a seasoned professional for a flawless and secure experience.

Not everyone is a candidate—those without buccal fat pad hypertrophy should abstain. During consultations, commonly asked questions revolve around the final appearance, reassuring clients that the results are intentionally subtle, ensuring a harmonious enhancement of natural beauty.

Worried about pain or anxiety? We’ve got you covered! Thrive offers Pro-Nox™, a pain and stress management solution available to all of our surgical suite patients.

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The Buccal Fat Pad Removal Procedure

Preparation is a breeze—no special arrangements needed. Opt for an oral sedative if desired, ensuring comfort during this efficient office procedure. In both standalone treatments and facelift enhancements, our skilled practitioners delicately puncture the buccal fat’s capsule, allowing only excess fat to gently present itself. Avoiding aggressive removal is crucial, preventing the risk of sunken cheeks and perpetual straw-sucking appearances.

Quick and effective, the procedure takes just minutes, promising minimal disruption whether performed independently or as part of a facelift. However, a discerning approach is key, as the treatment is tailored to those with exuberant buccal fat pads. Caution is advised for younger individuals, as premature reduction may result in hollowed cheeks with aging and natural volume loss.

Your Recovery and Results

Recovery is swift and seamless. In standalone procedures, patients enjoy immediate relief, while those incorporating the treatment into a facelift experience recovery determined by the comprehensive operation.

Following office reduction, a brief application of a pressure pack ensures optimal healing. Discomfort is minimal, with only a small mouth lining incision causing temporary soreness. Revel in long-lasting results, as the eliminated fat won’t return, promising a lifetime of enhanced facial contours.

Safety is Our Priority

At Thrive Medical Spa, we prioritize your safety, well-being and comfort above all else. With a steadfast commitment to offering safe, effective services and treatments, we aim to foster an environment where you can THRIVE, supported by our unwavering dedication to your wellness and peace of mind. During your initial consultation, your provider will thoroughly explain any possible risks associated with each procedure and the safety protocols we have in place.

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