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Sculpt your smile and define your face with buccal fat reduction with Dr. Matthew Lewis in Portland, Oregon. Experience a subtle yet impactful transformation that enhances your natural features and boosts your confidence.

Looking for More Defined Facial Features?

Buccal fat reduction is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess fat pads from the cheeks, creating a more defined facial contour. This subtle yet effective surgery can enhance facial angles, resulting in a slimmer, more sculpted appearance.

About Buccal Fat Reduction

Buccal fat reduction targets the buccal fat pads located in the lower cheeks. By carefully removing a portion of these fat pads, the procedure enhances facial contours and reduces the appearance of round or "chubby" cheeks. This results in a more defined cheekbone area and a slimmer, more sculpted facial profile. The surgery is minimally invasive, typically performed under local anesthesia, and offers a permanent solution to achieve a refined facial aesthetic.

The Benefits of Buccal Fat Reduction

Buccal fat reduction can transform your facial profile by reducing the volume in your cheeks, enhancing your facial features. This procedure offers several aesthetic benefits, including:

  • Enhanced cheekbone definition
  • Slimmer, more contoured facial appearance
  • Improved facial symmetry and balance
  • Subtle yet impactful rejuvenation
  • Boosted confidence in facial aesthetics

Your Buccal Fat Reduction Procedure

The buccal fat reduction procedure begins with a small incision on the inside of the cheek, hidden within the mouth. Dr. Lewis carefully extracts a portion of the buccal fat pad through this incision to reduce cheek volume and enhance facial contours. The process is precise and controlled to ensure natural-looking results. After the fat is removed, the incision is sutured closed. The entire procedure typically lasts about 30 minutes and is usually performed under local anesthesia, allowing for a quick recovery with minimal downtime.

What to Expect After Surgery

Recovery after buccal fat reduction is relatively swift and manageable. Patients may experience some swelling and bruising in the cheek area, which typically subsides within a few weeks. Mild discomfort can be expected but generally controlled with prescribed pain medication. Since the incisions are inside the mouth, there are no visible scars. Most patients can return to normal activities within a few days, although strenuous exercise should be avoided for about three weeks to ensure proper healing. Regular follow-up visits are essential to monitor the healing process and assess the surgical outcome.

Are You a Candidate for Buccal Fat Reduction?

Determining candidacy for buccal fat reduction is crucial to ensure optimal results and satisfaction with the procedure. Ideal candidates typically meet the following criteria:

  • Overall, good health without chronic illnesses that could impair healing or increase surgical risk.
  • Absence of infections, particularly oral health issues, since the procedure involves incisions inside the mouth.
  • Ability to undergo surgery with local anesthesia without adverse reactions.
  • Non-smoker, as smoking can hinder the healing process and increase complications.
  • No history of significant weight fluctuations, which can affect the stability of the results.

Why Choose Our Portland, Oregon Plastic Surgery Practice for Buccal Fat Reduction?

Dr. Lewis holds a medical degree from Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) and is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. His advanced education also includes master's degrees in both biophysics and physiology from Georgetown University. Renowned in Portland as a top plastic surgeon, Dr. Lewis combines his extensive training and sharp aesthetic sensibility to achieve precise, natural-looking results that align with each patient’s facial aesthetics. His commitment to exceptional patient care and ability to tailor procedures to individual needs make him a trusted choice for those seeking refined and effective facial contouring through the buccal fat reduction technique.

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407 NW 17TH AVE, STE 2Portland, OR 97209

Matthew Lewis,MD

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