Understanding Buccal Fat Removal Northern Virginia

by in Body Lab, Kybella, Laser Treatments July 18, 2022

Do you have full cheeks that give your face a round, baby shape? If so, buccal fat removal in Northern Virginia might be right for you.

What is Buccal Fat Removal?

Buccal (pronounced like “buckle”) refers to fat in the cheek area that flanks the mouth. While a plump upper cheek area is popular, the lower cheek area has become a common target for removing volume. This helps create a more defined facial contour and slim the face.

Buccal fat is deep under the skin and can make the lower part of the face seem wider. However, buccal fat removal in Northern Virginia can help reduce full, rounded cheeks. This gives patients a more defined, slim looking face.

Kybella for Buccal Fat buccal fat removal in Northern Virginia

Kybella is an FDA approved cosmetic injectable. It is designed to dissolve localized fat pockets. This is a popular treatment for eliminating double chin, but it can be used to reduce fat in other areas, like the buccal fat in your cheek, jowls, bra fat and knee fat.

Kybella contains a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, which causes fat cells to burst and die. The body then eliminates the destroyed fat cells via the lymphatic system. This reveals a less full area, with more definition, a slimmer face, and reduced jowls.

Additionally, Kybella works well with other treatments like CoolSculpting or dermal fillers to create the look you desire.


CoolSculpting uses extreme cold to target and destroy fat cells. Once the fat cells die, the body eliminates them, leaving you with a slimmer, more sculpted appearance.

Laser Buccal Fat Removal

Laser buccal fat removal can give your cheeks a chiseled, refined appearance. This treatment improves the appearance of roundness in the face, offers a faster recovery time than traditional surgery and can boost patient’s self esteem and confidence.

During this procedure, the provider makes a small incision inside the mouth. Then, he/she removes the buccal fat and closes the incision with dissolvable stitched. Many patients find this appealing since there are no visible scars.

Buccal Fat Removal Northern Virginia

If you are ready for a slimmer, more defined face, it may be time to considered buccal fat removal in Northern Virginia. To learn more, please contact Reston Dermatology and Cosmetic Center.

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