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Cheek Surgery or Buccal Fat Removal

Buccal Fat Removal or Bichectomia in Houston

Buccal fat removal (cheek surgery or Bichectomia in Spanish) is the procedure intended to remove the Bichat Fat bags from the cheek. Excess buccal fat can make a person’s face look overweight with a cherubic face (excessive roundness of the face.) The surgery would involve an incision inside the mouth in order to avoid an external scar on the face, as well as avoid injury to the facial nerve. This is typically done under general anesthesia as an outpatient day surgery.

Dr. De La Cruz is one of the few plastic surgeons in Houston who performs the Buccal Fat Removal.

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