Buccal Fat Pad Removal / Cheek Narrowing
Montgomery AL

Buccal fat pad removal is a procedure designed to narrow the region directly below the cheekbone. The current trend is towards strong defined facial features even among women. The upper cheek can be highlighted by removing the buccal fat pad which sites inferior to it (the region women typically shadow with makeup). People who are good candidates usually have excessive width below the cheek and/or complain of having “chubby” cheeks. This is not a procedure performed on thin patients as it can give the appearance of aging due to volume loss. Additionally, we also shrink the masseter muscle which spans from the angle of the jaw to the cheek. This is done with a neurotoxin (think Botox), which weakens the muscle, and just like an arm in a cast, the muscle shrinks over time from no longer contracting. To see if you are a good candidate, place your hand at the angle of your jaw and bite down hard. If this muscle becomes prominent shrinking it can often provide significant narrowing to the lower face in addition to buccal fat pad removal.

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A small incision is placed inside the mouth. It is typically performed under a light sedation with local anesthesia. The buccal fat is then teased out gently. Resorbable sutures are placed and the procedure is completed.

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Recovery is straight forward with minimal to no downtime. Warm saltwater rinses are prescribed to sooth the incision in the mouth. There is no need for suture removal as they dissolve on their own. Results are typically seen at 6 weeks after surgical swelling resides.

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5 out of 5 stars based on 229 Buccal Fat Pad Removal reviews

Patient Review by Lorita M

I was scared but the staff helped me feel comfortable & Dr. Nizam was excellent. I am so glad I made the decision to have a molar implant done & I am very glad I chose to use Alabama Surgical Arts !

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Patient Review by Yolanda W

Very professional and courteous office

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Patient Review by John C

Everyone was so professional and understanding.

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Patient Review by Kendal M M

I had no problems. Everyone was professional and great

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Patient Review by Pat Skipper

Outstanding! Highly recommend!

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Patient Review by Norma D

Dr. Ivory is the best for a bone graft and or an implant. In my opinion there is no other choice. He is the only Choice. His surgical staff is great very reassuring, courteous, and friendly . They are professional at all levels. I would recommend he and his team to both family and friends without hesitation.

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Patient Review by Gip K

My wife Judy has Alzheimer’s and had a tooth extracted. The staff and Doctor went out of their way to accommodate her needs. I thank y’all very much!

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Patient Review by Diann J

The staff was very helpful and friendly. Dr. Nizam was very professional and explained the procedure to me in detail. And called me at home after the procedure to make sure I was doing good and that was very much appreciated. Would differently recommend this Practice

- Diann J

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Patient Review by Flo W

Dr Nizam, office & staff was very professional. The office smells so fresh (that’s a plus for me) and was very clean. I loved it!

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Patient Review by Georgia R

Everyone that I encountered at your facility was always courteous and professional. I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Nizam. He is the ultimate professional. He was always smiling and seemed to be in an awesome mood. He answered all my questions and never made me feel like he did not have time for me. Even when he was getting ready for your surgery he was talking and joking with you to put you at ease. He would call you (not his nurse) the afternoon after your surgery to check on you. I will be recommending ASA to friends and family. Thank you all for the excellent care you gave me.

- Georgia R

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Patient Review by Ashley D

Everyone was nice and friendly. All the instructions for after care was very clear, I even had a friendly check in call after the procedure from my doctor which was unexpected but I love the fact that he did check in, Dr. Ivory was great.

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Patient Review by Nadine T

I was impressed. The Dr called to check on me after leaving the office.

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Patient Review by Anthony G

I wish there was enough space to share exactly how satisfied I am with each member of the staff at this facility. From the support assistant, the technicians, the doctors, everyone I came in contact with I want to say thank you. I have worked customer service my entire military career and civilian career and I must say what a pleasure is is to experience such high level customer service from entry to exit. This staff should be the model for how customer service should be provided. Thank you so much for making my visit a pleasure. I look forward to my next visit.

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Patient Review by Briseida J

I highly recommend this place, after coming out of anesthesia they were very comforting. Just a very warm place and calming, especially if you are nervous like I was. So thank you!

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Patient Review by Carol B

Extremely pleased with all my treatment and service. Everyone is super nice and helpful. Dr Nizam is an excellent.

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Patient Review by Camilla P

I highly recommend this location. They were excellent.

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Patient Review by Katrina W

Thanks to Dr. Ivory and staff for a pleasant visit.

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Patient Review by Rosalind R

Very pleased with the services received. The staff worked with me patiently throughout the slowness of the VA.

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Patient Review by Theresa F

The Oxy-Facial by Anna Claire was my first experience with this type of facial. All I can say is that I left feeling like a million dollars with my face ‘glowing’. She certainly knows how to make you feel like Royalty!

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