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Facetite® and Buccal Fat Pad Removal — A Powerful Combination

May 15, 2024
Buccal Fat Pad Removal
When gravity and aging come together, they can impact the lower half of your face. If you’re not ready for a full facelift, a combined Facetite® and buccal fat pad removal procedure is a fantastic alternative.

There are two nonnegotiables in life — aging and gravity. When they come together, aging and gravity can leave behind a wake of sagging jowls, fat migration in your cheeks, and less definition around your chin and neck.

While aging and gravity may be non-negotiables, these unwelcome results definitely aren’t. 

At Jonathan Zelken, MD, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Zelken and his team make it their business to offer clients the most state-of-the-art tools and procedures available to tackle the signs of aging. So, if you’re feeling the effects of aging and gravity in the lower half of your face, we’ve got you covered with a powerful combination procedure — Facetite® and buccal fat pad removal.

Tightening your skin with Facetite

If you’re not ready for a full facelift, Facetite is an excellent alternative. These energy-based skin tightening systems are becoming increasingly popular in the United States, with over 400,000 procedures in 2022 alone. 

The reason for this continued rise in popularity is that Facetite (and others) offer several key advantages, including:

  • Facetite is minimally invasive
  • Facetite removes fat and tightens skin at the same time
  • There’s minimal downtime 
  • We don't use general anesthesia
  • There’s minimal, almost no scarring
  • Facetite delivers predictably solid results

The concept behind Facetite is radiofrequency-assisted liposuction, a technique in which we deliver radiofrequency (RF) energy into the deep layers of your tissues to loosen the fat, making it easier for us to suction it out.

At the same time as we target and remove the fat, the RF energy creates a healing response that includes collagen remodeling, tightening your skin from below.

With Facetite, we can sculpt the lower half of your face, under your chin, and around your neck to provide you with more youthful angles. For example, with Facetite, we can:

  • Provide more definition to your jawline by removing jowls
  • Remove submental fat under your chin
  • Create desirable shadowing between your chin and neck
  • Reduce the perioral mounds at the corners of your mouth

These are general objectives, and you may have more specific goals that we can tackle with Facetite.

Taking it to the next level with buccal fat removal

While there’s much that we can accomplish with Facetite, we’ve found that we can really put an exclamation point on our work with buccal fat pad removal. 

Your buccal fat pads are in your cheek hollows, and if they’re overly large or start to shift, they can impact your appearance.

Since we’re already sculpting and contouring your face with Facetitie, the addition of buccal fat pad removal emphasizes and complements our efforts, giving you a more defined and chiseled overall look.

In most cases, we remove your buccal fat pads from inside your cheeks, so there is no scarring outside your skin.

Between the liposuction and contouring of Facetite and the slenderizing effect of buccal fat pad removal, we can fight back against aging and gravity quite effectively.

If you’d like to explore whether you’re a good candidate for the combination Facetite and buccal fat removal procedure, we invite you to contact our office in Newport Beach, California, at (949) 432-4730.  You can also use our online booking tool to request a consultation.