Buccal Fat Removal

In Chicago

12-21 DAYS

Experience a powerful transformation in your appearance with Dr. Benjamin Caughlin's buccal fat removal procedure in Chicago. This isn't just a cosmetic procedure; it's a transformative journey to the defined, captivating appearance you've always imagined. When the roundness of your face masks the real you, this treatment is your bridge to sleek, sculpted cheeks, unveiling a younger, truer version of yourself.

Buccal Fat Removal in Chicago

In a world where facial aesthetics often follow a one-size-fits-all approach, Dr. Caughlin at Impressions Face + Body is a beacon of personalized transformation. Celebrated worldwide as 'Dr. Buccal Fat,' his expertise in buccal fat removal is nothing short of legendary, a result of years of devoted study and practice.

He's not just a choice; he's the choice for those seeking expert care.

What is Buccal Fat Removal?

Buccal fat removal is a transformative aesthetic technique designed to elegantly slim and contour your face. Nestled under the muscles in the lower part of your cheeks, buccal fat pads can vary in size based on genetics, often giving even the fittest individuals a fuller facial appearance. Altering your face's shape through diet and exercise alone can be challenging.

But there's good news: you don't have to navigate this journey alone. Dr. Benjamin Caughlin meticulously sculpts your face by removing these buccal fat pads. This procedure delicately eliminates excess fat, revealing slimmer, more defined cheeks that enhance natural beauty.

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Chicago’s Trusted Buccal Fat Removal Surgeon

At Impressions Face + Body, our team is not just a group of board-certified plastic surgeons in Chicago; we're among the most trusted and proficient in the field. Our expertise in buccal fat removal is unparalleled, ensuring a premium experience for every client. We stand as the best because we are backed by the best and committed to excellence in every aspect of our work.


Dr. Caughlin

Dr. Benjamin Caughlin is flipping the script in aesthetic surgery with his trailblazing Cheekago™ and The Face BBL™ techniques, bringing a dash of daring and a splash of originality to every procedure. As a master of buccal fat pad reduction and jawline sculpting, Dr. Caughlin's name is synonymous with radical transformation and pioneering artistry. His practice is a global magnet, drawing patients from all corners of the world who yearn to experience his visionary surgical prowess. This is not your typical cosmetic journey; this is the Dr. Caughlin experience.

What to Expect for Your Buccal Fat Removal Procedure

Our friendly team supports you every step of the way to ensure you fully understand what to expect from your journey.

Your Buccal Fat Removal Consultation

Before you receive your fat removal procedure, you will have an initial appointment at our office in Chicago. Dr. Caughlin will discuss your cosmetic expectations and desires during this appointment. He will also review your allergies, medical history, and medication use. You can schedule your procedure if he decides you are a good candidate for this aesthetic technique.

How to Prepare for Your Buccal Fat Removal

Preparation is the key to success. Your guidelines will be personalized but may include recommendations to stop smoking, avoid some medications, and arrange transport to and from our clinic. Our team is available should you have any questions as the day draws closer.

During Your Buccal Fat Removal Procedure

Although Dr. Caughlin will tailor your procedure to match the condition of your face, you are likely to receive local anesthesia at the beginning of your appointment. This anesthesia will numb your cheeks and allow you to relax during the next part of your procedure.

Once your facial tissues have numbed, Dr. Caughlin will make very small incisions on the inside of your cheeks. Since these incisions will be located inside your mouth, you will not have any noticeable scars after your procedure is finished.

Next, Dr. Caughlin will put gentle pressure on your skin. This pressure will allow him to access your buccal fat pads. He will carefully remove this fat from your cheeks and use stitches to close up your incisions. This is a very straightforward process, and your procedure will usually take less than 30 minutes to finish.

Buccal Fat Removal Aftercare & Recovery Timeline

Buccal fat removal surgery requires little downtime. Most people see their swelling go down within a week, and the small incisions will heal rapidly with little to no discomfort. Once your procedure is complete, we will instruct you to use a special type of mouthwash for a few days and wear a strap on your chin. In addition, we will teach you how to take care of your incisions.

For a few days, you will need to put ice packs onto your cheeks. Dr. Caughlin will also advise you to eat liquids and soft foods for a while. After you have followed this diet for a short period of time, you will be able to return to your normal eating habits. Although you will recover at a unique rate, you should expect to fully recover within about two to three weeks. Full results from Buccal surgery can take up to 6 months.

Am I a Good Candidate for Buccal Fat Removal?

If you have a rounded and full face, you may be a suitable candidate for the cosmetic procedure. However, it is essential to maintain a healthy weight to achieve the best possible results. Also, you must be a non-smoker or willing to quit smoking before and after the treatment.

Although this procedure can enhance your profile, certain physical characteristics and health problems may prevent you from undergoing this aesthetic technique. For instance, if your face is extremely thin, or if you have any medical issue affecting the fat condition in your face, this procedure may not be suitable for you.

Buccal Fat Removal Benefits

Buccal fat removal offers a significant amount of benefits, including:

  • Minimal Recovery Time: Buccal fat removal is known for its swift recovery period. Most patients observe a significant reduction in swelling within a week, and the small internal incisions heal quickly, typically causing minimal discomfort. This makes the procedure a great choice for those seeking quick aesthetic improvements without a lengthy downtime.
  • No Visible Scarring: One of the major advantages of buccal fat removal is its scar-free approach. Since the procedure is minimally invasive and performed entirely inside the mouth, there are no external scars on the face. This aspect is particularly appealing for those concerned about visible scarring from facial surgeries.
  • Permanent Results: Buccal fat removal offers lasting changes, a distinct advantage over temporary treatments like dermal fillers. The procedure involves the complete removal of fat cells from the cheeks, ensuring these cells do not regenerate, even with future weight gain. To maintain and enhance these permanent results, a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet and regular exercise is recommended.
How much does buccal fat removal cost in Chicago?
The cost of buccal fat removal depends on several factors, such as the technique used, and any additional treatments you may be receiving. We’ll ensure you understand the associated costs before you choose to move forward with buccal fat removal.
How painful is buccal fat removal?
The anesthetic we provide will keep you comfortable during surgery. Any discomfort you experience during your recovery can be managed with medication, and we will guide you through this stage.
Are there any buccal fat removal risks?
The risks of buccal fat removal are minimized when performed by our Impressions Face + Body team. Although rare, it’s possible to develop an infection, facial nerve or salivary duct injury, and asymmetrical results. If you’re concerned about symptoms following your procedure, please reach out to us.
How long do buccal fat removal results last?
Buccal fat removal doesn’t grow back, allowing for lifelong results. If you gain weight in the future, the effects may become less noticeable as your other facial features change. Establishing healthy lifestyle habits can help secure timeless benefits.
What procedures pair well with buccal fat removal?
A chin implant, Cheekago™, dermal fillers, or injectables can augment the effects of buccal fat removal. Under Dr. Caughlin’s care, combining procedures is a seamless and synergistic experience.
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