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What is a buccal fat reduction?

Buccal fat reduction is a facial plastic surgery procedure in which excess fat is removed from the pads of the cheeks to create a more contoured facial appearance. This procedure can improve the appearance of the cheeks, enhancing facial balance and harmony.

Why choose Dr. Ardesh for buccal fat reduction?

  • Dr. Ardesh is a double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and a true expert in his field.
  • He received his training and education at several of the most highly acclaimed institutions and served as a professor at Loma Linda University.
  • At Ardesh Facial Plastic Surgery, we focus our practice exclusively on procedures of the face.

Am I a candidate for buccal fat reduction?

You may be a candidate for this procedure if you:

  • Have chubby or puffy cheek
  • Have cheeks with a convex appearance
  • Want to improve or rejuvenate facial contours
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What can I expect in a buccal fat reduction procedure?

Buccal fat reduction is done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia or conscious sedation and takes approximately 30 to 60 minutes to perform.

This procedure requires an incision inside the mouth in the cheek area through which buccal fat is gently removed to create a more sculpted appearance with no visible scarring.

Absorbable sutures are used to close the incisions inside the mouth.

What is recovery like after buccal fat reduction in Los Angeles?

It takes approximately seven to ten days for the tissues inside the mouth to recover after a buccal fat reduction. You will need to maintain a semi-liquid or soft diet for the first few days after surgery.

You may experience some facial swelling, which will resolve on its own within a few weeks. Your slimmer, more sculpted cheeks will become visible when the swelling subsides completely.

What are the benefits of buccal fat reduction?

This surgery is an excellent option for people with rounder cheeks who want a more chiseled appearance of the face. It is a simple, quick procedure with minimal downtime and leaves no visible scarring. When your final results appear, you can expect to see thinner, more contoured cheeks, specifically in the area of the cheek hollow, along with enhanced facial appearance.

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How soon will I see results after buccal fat reduction?

Although downtime is minimal with this procedure, it can take several months for final results to appear, when post-surgical swelling has subsided completely.


Can weight gain or weight loss affect my results?

Yes, in some cases, significant weight gain or weight loss can impact the results of this procedure. Skin laxity resulting from the natural aging process can also affect the results.


To learn more about your rejuvenation options with Dr. Ardesh, please schedule an appointment.


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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

Updated March 26, 2020

After serious consideration and in line with the recommendations of our State and Centers for Disease Control (CDC), we are closing the practice until April 7th.

Your health and well-being is our primary concern and we want to do our part to make sure that you are protected.

Effective immediately the following will occur:

  • We are instituting Telemedicine Visits (Virtual) for new consultations, post-surgical Visits, and return patients.
  • Please call or text (424)242-8608 or email staff@drardesh.com to schedule an appointment.
  • Non-urgent or elective procedures, surgeries, non-urgent in-office visits will be suspended until April 19, 2020
  • Urgent or medically necessary surgeries, in-office visits, and post-surgical follow-ups will continue on a per case basis.
  • Many surgeries and procedures have been rescheduled to a future date
  • No patient will ever have any financial recourse for rescheduling their procedures.

We are constantly updating our services and staffing according to the local and national recommendations and will always place your health and well-being as our top priority.

We continue to exercise all the latest recommendations that are handed down by the CDC. These include:

  • Staff have been fully informed and trained to understand the disease process and its modes of transmission.
  • All staff, vendors and ancillary personnel are being asked to refrain from coming to this office if they have any signs or symptoms of a cold or an upper respiratory tract infection.
  • We are asking our patients about any pertinent travel history.
  • Hand-washing continues to be the most important mode of prevention. Although it is a part of what we constantly do, now we are doing so with heightened vigilance and attention.
  • We have instituted a “no handshakes no hug” policy for now.
  • Any exit and entrance from our office are followed by a protocol of strict sanitization.
  • We are constantly sanitizing all surfaces. We have now vamped that up and our routine, multiple times a day, wiping down all surfaces, desks, door handles, keyboards and restroom facilities.

Although Covid-19 is a serious issue, we strongly believe that it will pass and hopefully make our infrastructure and our ability to deal with pandemics in this Country even better than it currently is. We are monitoring this situation on a real-time basis and will not sit back until we know that we have done everything possible to avoid unnecessary exposure.

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