About Facial Fat Reduction
Facial fat reduction, also referred to as buccal fat removal, works to create a slimmer and more sculpted facial profile. At Suzanne A. Trott, MD, FACS, we provide facial fat reduction for patients who wish to reduce fat on their face that has been unchanged with diet and exercise. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne A. Trott offers this advanced procedure for both men and women wishing to slim their chubby cheeks for a more proportionate and slim facial structure. During a thorough consultation, she will able to go over the pros and cons of buccal fat removal to see if you would be an ideal candidate for this procedure. Contact our Beverly Hills, CA facility to learn more about buccal fat removal and to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Trott and her experienced team.
"Dr. Trott has changed my life! I found her by getting recommendations from about 4 girlfriends who had the same procedure I was going in for. All were happy with their results, so I knew she was definitely someone I wanted to meet with. As soon as I met her for my initial consultation, I knew she was the surgeon for me. She is beyond friendly and warm and I knew I would be in good hands. She really took her time with me, showing me additional photos, thoroughly explaining the procedure to me. Aside from me really liking her work, I was happy with the fact that she only performs one surgery a day so she can take her time. I had met with another surgeon who would have slotted me as his 4th surgery for the day. Her surgical team is amazing, I didn't have one complication. She came to visit me at the aftercare facility and makes herself available to her patients by cellphone. Addy, her office manager, is so friendly and helpful. I am still healing but am already so happy with the results! Everyone I know tells me how amazing I look and that the work looks so natural. I literally cannot say enough good things about Dr. Trott. She is THE BEST!!!"- S.S. / Yelp / Jan 05, 2018
"Dr. Trott is incredible! She came highly recommended from my OBGYN. If you have any questions about a procedure, book a consultation, she and her team will go over EVERYTHING and answer every single question you have (and I had a lot). I felt very confident about my surgery, what to expect before and after, and what the recovery would be like. I am so happy with my results and have never..."- L. / RealSelf / Feb 12, 2019
"I recently had a "mommy makeover" with Dr. Trott. I've always worked out hard and eaten healthy food, but as a mom of two boys, working full time, I was not happy with how my body looked. Dr. Trott performed a breast reduction with a lift as well as some liposuction around my abdominal area and back. Dr. Trott had been recommended to me by a friend who also happens to be a surgical nurse, and I trusted her recommendation and I'm so glad I did. This procedure literally changed my whole attitude and increased my confidence tremendously. I used to hide my breasts with baggy shirts and minimizer bras. I had neck and shoulder pain constantly. Those issues have completely disappeared. My husband always said he loved me and looked great all the time, but now, he says I look like I did before I had our children and he's thrilled. The only thing I'm disappointed with is that it took me so long to make this decision."- S. / Healthgrades / Jul 19, 2020
"I cannot thank you and your staff enough for everything, you’re truly "the best of the best". Every aspect, from the initial consultation to seeing the final results has far exceeded my expectations. You’ve changed my life in so many ways! I was so impressed with your kind and approachable nature. You answered every question and made me feel so comfortable throughout the process. I had complete confidence in my decision from my first conversation with you. And now that I can see the results of your hard work and talent I am completely in awe and couldn’t have dreamed of it being any better. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!"- K.J. / Yelp / Apr 26, 2020
"I cannot thank you and your staff enough for everything, you're truly "the best of the best". Every aspect, from the initial consultation to seeing the final results has far exceeded my expectations. You've changed my life in so many ways! I was so impressed with your kind and approachable nature. You answered every question and made me feel so comfortable throughout the process. I had complete confidence in my decision from my first conversation with you. And now that I can see the results of your hard work and talent I am completely in awe and couldn't have dreamed of it being any better. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!"- K.J. / Yelp / Apr 26, 2020
Best Candidates for Facial Fat Reduction
The best candidates for a facial fat reduction procedure of the cheeks are those who are in good health but desire to slim down their mid-face area. Additionally, individuals with age-related volume loss in their cheeks or who have naturally hollow cheeks may also desire to undergo this procedure. Buccal fat removal can also effectively create more symmetry to the face by balancing the cheeks on both sides. During a comprehensive consultation, Dr. Trott will evaluate your current facial structures and goals to determine if you may be an ideal candidate for this procedure. Candidates who wish to restore volume to their cheeks but desire a less invasive approach may be better suited for a dermal filler treatment.
For your buccal fat removal procedure, local anesthesia or IV sedation will be provided in order to allow you to remain comfortable during your surgery, which is performed entirely in the office. The entire process takes about one hour, but this could vary from patient to patient. To begin the procedure, incisions are made in your mouth within the lower section of each cheek. Next, the buccal fat pad is manually extracted equally on each side. Once the procedure is complete, the incisions will be carefully sutured closed. After you are evaluated and discharged, we will send you home with a friend or family member. The healing process will start at home, and a member of our team will provide careful, aftercare instructions on how to properly take care of your incisions.
Following your procedure, you may need to stick to a diet of soft foods until your incisions fully heal. Additionally, you will notice some swelling within the cheeks, but this should diminish a little each day. After the swelling has dissipated, you should be able to see your end results. You will also need to attend a follow-up appointment so that Dr. Trott can effectively observe your recovery.
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If you wish to enhance your facial profile by reducing buccal fat within your cheeks, then a facial fat reduction procedure may be ideal for you. Dr. Suzanne A. Trott and her experienced team can work with you to determine if this is the right procedure to receive your desired results. Learn more by contacting our Beverly Hills, CA office today to schedule your initial consultation with our team.