Show the World Your Youthful Contours

Sometimes also referred to as buccal fat removal, fat pad reduction is a surgical procedure that is designed to remove the pad of fatty tissue that sits just underneath the cheekbones, giving the face a plump, wide, and full appearance. The prominence of this tissue (or buccal fat) depends on a variety of factors, including your genetics and ethnic background, meaning it cannot be addressed by weight loss. This means that, for most patients, buccal fat reduction is the only way to successfully address the extra volume and achieve a more defined, angular look. Dr. Mark R. Murphy has extensive experience with facial contouring and frequently creates results that fly above and beyond his patients’ expectations. If you’d like to learn more about buccal fat pad reduction and how it can help you achieve the contoured look you desire, reach out to our West Palm Beach offices and speak with a helpful member of our team to set up your initial consultation today.

How Can Buccal Fat Reduction Help?

For patients in West Palm Beach, FL and the surrounding areas who are frustrated with the presence of round or chubby cheeks, fat extraction offers a terrific way to achieve a more defined and mature look. When performed correctly by a skilled and experienced facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Murphy, this procedure has the ability to create:

Sculpted cheekbones

Defined cheekbones are a universal sign of beauty. By artistically removing the unwanted fat covering your cheeks, Dr. Murphy highlights your natural angles.

A mature facial contour

Round cheeks can create an overly youthful appearance that prevents patients from attaining a more refined look. When this occurs, fat extraction can create a more mature facial contour.

Slimmer facial appearance

Even though round cheeks aren’t caused by weight gain, they can give the impression that you’re heavier than you are. By removing the extra volume with fat extraction, Dr. Murphy can create a considerably slimmer appearance.

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Why Choose Us?

Palm Beach Facial Plastic Surgery embodies an artistic aesthetic vision fused with exceptional surgical execution. Led by double-board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Murphy, the practice delivers unparalleled results and care. From prejuvenation to post-surgical maintenance, their specialized focus on facial rejuvenation and skin health attracts a like-minded audience seeking high-touch experiences. The team exudes strength, confidence, and joy, forming a harmonious partnership with their discerning clientele. Through personalized attention and meticulous details, we strive for perfection, continuously upleveling the patient care experience in an upscale, luxurious spa setting—an excellent choice for your buccal fat removal.

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What to Expect During Your Procedure

Your fat extraction can be performed fairly quickly in the comfort of Dr. Murphy’s Palm Beach Gardens office. To begin, he will administer local anesthesia to ensure your comfort and safety before making tiny incisions inside the cheeks. Through those openings, he will apply gentle pressure to remove the fat pads that fill out your cheeks, unveiling a more sculpted, defined, and slender facial appearance. If you also have extra fat around the jawline, Dr. Murphy will commonly perform precise liposuction simultaneously to fully revitalize your face and ensure that you’re thrilled with the results. Once your unwanted volume has been removed and he has sculpted your new, angular appearance, Dr. Murphy will close the incisions with dissolvable sutures and send you home to begin the healing process.

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Your Recovery and Final Results

There is a fairly easy recovery period associated with fat extraction. For the first few days, it’s completely normal to experience some pain and swelling in the area. During this time, you’ll be advised to eat primarily soft foods, avoid strenuous activities, and apply ice or cold compresses to keep swelling to a minimum. Dr. Murphy will also provide you with pain medication to help manage any discomfort as you heal. In terms of results, it can take several weeks for all of your residual swelling to subside, at which point your final results will be apparent. If you’re interested in learning more about how buccal fat reduction can help you enjoy your ideal look, our team is here to help. We’ll also be happy to help you explore the other procedures we offer, so you can craft a comprehensive treatment plan that sees you showing your ideal self to the world. When you’re ready to get started, reach out to our West Palm Beach office and set up your consultation.

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We invite you to schedule a consultation at our Palm Beach Gardens office today, and let esteemed facial plastic surgeon, Mark R. Murphy, M.D., help you create the enhanced appearance you deserve.

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