Buccal Fat Removal

In Long Island


Buccal Fat Removal

Your facial appearance is your calling card, and when you notice anomalies or aspects of your face you are unhappy with, it can cause dissatisfaction, leading to low self-esteem. For some people, that insecurity can stem from the “baby fat” on the cheeks remaining well into adulthood. This area is called Buccal fat, and it can give the face a more padded look. If you have tried remedies such as diet, exercise or even makeup contouring that did nothing to reduce the problem, there is an effective and safe surgical procedure to remedy this. A Buccal Fat Removal surgery discreetly removes the extra fat padding from the inside of your cheeks, allowing for a more aesthetically pleasing, and slimmer look to your facial contour. If you are considering Buccal Fat Removal, come and see Dr. Jason Cohn at Cohn Plastic Surgery in Long Island, NY. Dr. Cohn is a renowned surgeon who understands the importance of safe, medical care. He and his team will take care of you. Find out how Dr. Cohn can help elevate your appearance with a Buccal Fat Removal procedure today.

Dr. Cohn routinely sees Buccal Fat Removal patients from all over Nassau County, Suffolk County, Long Island, and even from Manhattan. His boutique office is located in Smithtown, New York, making it a convenient destination for any Buccal Fat Removal patients on the North Shore.

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What is Buccal Fat Removal?

Buccal fat is the fat found between your cheekbones and jawbones. They are an integral part of the natural contours on your face. Everyone has buccal fat, but some people have more than others. Buccal fat removal helps to reduce an excess amount of this fat, resulting in a highlighted bone structure that is more defined. The procedure is typically completed in one surgical appointment, offering stunning results that will last for years. 

Who are the best candidates for the Buccal Fat Removal procedure?

Before taking the leap toward a slimmer, well-defined facial structure, Dr. Cohn will assess each potential patient to determine if this Buccal Fat Removal is right for them. 

Here’s what he looks for in his assessment: 

  • Non-smokers
  • Someone with overall good health
  • People with realistic expectations
  • Adults with stabilized weight
  • A positive outlook for this surgery. 

If you’re considering having a buccal fat removal, spend some time reviewing surgery photos and learning about what to expect during recovery. Preparation ahead of time helps patients have reasonable expectations and a smoother recovery.

What are the benefits of Buccal Fat Removal?

Buccal Fat Removal can offer a range of incredible benefits to our patients. This list highlights some of the standout results patients can expect: 

  • Improved facial symmetry
  • A more slender appearance
  • Enhances your cheekbones
  • Improved cheek and jawline definition
  • Reduction in “baby fat” look
  • No visible scarring
  • A more sophisticated and elegant look
  • Improvement in self confidence

To learn more about the benefits of Buccal Fat Removal in Long Island, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cohn.

First Steps

What’s the first step?

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Ready to book in your Buccal Fat Removal? The first step is to call our clinic in Long Island, NY, and book a consultation with Dr. Cohn. During your consultation, you will have the opportunity to learn more about this procedure from Dr. Cohn, hear the techniques he uses, and become familiar with what is expected during recovery. This appointment is your time to talk about your insecurities, your concerns, what you wish to achieve, and share any other pertinent medical information. Once Dr Cohn has determined you are a good fit for this procedure, our patient coordinator will reach out to guide you through the process of scheduling your surgery, and follow-up appointments. 

Before your surgery, Dr. Cohn and his team will give you a list of guidelines to help prep you for the procedure. The instructions can include fasting for a certain amount of time or avoiding certain medications that may hinder the surgical process. Dr. Cohn will likely take photos of your Buccal Fat areas so he can map out the exact contour and placement of his incisions.

What to expect on the day of Buccal Fat Removal surgery

When you arrive at our clinic for your Buccal Fat Removal, our staff will make you comfortable in our inviting and cozy environment, designed to help patients relax before any procedure. 

Dr. Cohn will walk you through the techniques and steps he will be using so you are assured about the entire process. 

The first step of this procedure is to administer anesthesia,  which will aid in minimizing pain throughout surgery. 

Next, Dr. Cohn will begin making the incisions on the inside of the mouth, and inner portion of your cheek. This allows for any scarring to be completely obscured. Once the incisions have been made, the buccal fat pads will be removed. The exact amount will be determined prior to your surgery. 

Finally, sutures will be used to close the incisions inside your mouth. Because of the unique placement of the sutures, it can be tempting to play with them with your tongue after surgery. Dr. Cohn will give you some helpful tips to help you avoid this, as it can potentially force open the incision and require additional surgical appointments to fix. 

Upon completion of your Buccal Fat Removal, you will have time to rest in our recovery area before returning home the same day. 

Dr. Cohn will set you up with a list of post-op instructions and guidelines to help you through the recovery process and aid in your healing. 

Buccal Fat Removal Recovery

The recovery period is an integral aspect of your surgery, and can determine the outcome of your results. As mentioned earlier, patients are advised to avoid interfering with the sutures inside their mouth and cheek with their tongue. A liquid diet may be required to prevent any impact on the sutures in the early days of recovery. A prescription mouthwash can also help keep the wound clean free of bacteria build up. 

After surgery, it is typical to experience mild to moderate swelling, bruising, numbness where the incisions have been placed. Although these symptoms will improve over time, Dr. Cohn can give you guidance on pain medication and other remedies to help alleviate discomfort. Initial healing takes up to three weeks, which is the point you can likely expect your incisions to be mostly healed and eat food of your choice. 

Buccal Fat Removal Cost

How much does Buccal Fat Removal cost in Long Island, NY?

The cost of Buccal Fat Removal in Long Island varies based on several factors: 

  • Amount of fat being removed
  • The time estimated for the procedure
  • The type of anesthesia being administered

During your consultation, Dr. Cohn will assess these factors and discuss in detail your expectations from the Buccal Fat Removal. With your goals and concerns in mind, your information will be given to our patient coordinator, who will let you know the expected price of your procedure.

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Why choose Cohn Plastic Surgery?

When you choose Cohn Plastic Surgery, you are placing your aesthetic needs and goals in the expert hand of Dr. Jason Cohn. If it’s life-changing confidence with the looks to match, you have come to the right place. Dr. Cohn is a Long Island native and AAFPRS fellowship-trained facial plastic reconstructive surgeon based in Smithtown, NY. Dr. Cohn enjoys connecting with his patients in a meaningful, approachable demeanor. He aims to assist you in achieving your aesthetic goals with natural, high-quality results. Call us today to learn how Dr. Cohn can restore your confidence in your body, as you put your best foot forward in the world.


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