Buccal Fat Reduction in Sherman Oaks, CA

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If you dream of a slimmer, more contoured face and want to reduce the look of your chubby cheeks, Sherman Oaks, CA board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Husam Elias with Southern California Center for Surgical Arts can help with buccal fat removal. Also known as cheek fat reduction, this aesthetic treatment specifically targets the cheek area to reduce fat and tissue in the mid-face for a slimmer look. During this process, Dr. Elias 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 more natural, slim look. If you have chubby cheeks or cheekbones that are hidden under excess fat and tissue, call our office to learn more.

If you are self-conscious about your 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 for their faces to look sharper and more contoured. During your consultation at Southern California Center for Surgical Arts, 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 done with sutures for a natural result.

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 well-defined cheeks.

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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He did Facetite on me on a Friday and I was back to work on Monday - Dr. Elias is wonderful! He did Facetite on me on a Friday and I was back to work on Monday. He's a true artist & perfectionist! He's really good at injectables as well. I get Botox & fillers all the time with him. The staff is very friendly!

C. RealSelf

Excellent, clear communication, professional. Great staff with a fun vibe. Clean office. Lots of follow ups and no issues with my dental implant! Everyone was A+.

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If you were born with extra tissue in and around your mid-face, buccal fat removal may be a great option for you. We invite you to call Southern California Center for Surgical Arts and schedule your consultation with Sherman Oaks, CA area board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Husam Elias.

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