Buccal Fat Reduction in Sherman Oaks, CA

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If you dream of a slimmer, more contoured face and want to reduce the look of your chubby cheeks, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Husam Elias can help with buccal fat removal. Also called cheek fat reduction, this cosmetic surgical procedure involves removing the buccal fat pad tissue (which is naturally present in the cheek hollows) and redefining the cheekbone area to offer a more defined look. The goal of the procedure is to create thinner cheeks and a more youthful look overall. If you would like to reduce facial fullness or improve cheekbones that are hidden under excess fat and tissue, call Southern California Center for Surgical Arts in Los Angeles, CA to learn more.

When you have your consultation at Southern California Center for Surgical Arts, Dr. Elias will assess your facial structure and talk to you about the specifics of the procedure. A personalized plan for surgery will be created to help you achieve the look you want. Prior to buccal fat reduction surgery, you will be given general anesthesia. To perform the procedure, Dr. Elias will create a small incision on the inside of the mouth and inside your cheek, followed by removing the buccal fat pad. Once this process is complete, he will use sutures to close the incision. After buccal fat reduction surgery, patients will likely have swelling, bruising, and discomfort for a short period of time. It normally takes about 7 – 10 days for the tissues in the mouth to recover. You should notice results immediately after your procedure, with full outcomes appearing after the swelling has dissipated.

I took my daughter in for a consult regarding getting her wisdom teeth removed. Everyone was very nice and explained everything in detail. Dr. Pouya is very nice and explained the whole process to us from beginning to end. They were nice enough to schedule her surgery the following week since I wanted her to recover before she went back to school. I am very pleased with the whole office and how well the surgery went. I will definitely recommend Dr. Pouya to anyone needed their wisdom teeth removed.

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Well I think Yelp needs to consider to add extra stars for certain business I literally would give 100 stars if I can ! :)I was referred by my general dentist,  without hesitation or trying to find out what kind of office this maybe, actually it turned out to be ONE OF THE AMAZING office ever, called to make appointment I didn’t have to wait for weeks to see a dr, the staff is amazing on top of their task the girl whom I talked to I don’t know her name but she’s amazing she made my life very easy, I didn’t have to stress about anything, 2 days later I went in for my appointment for molar tooth extraction I met one of the amazing team , nurse Brittany she rocks she went through with everything with me explaining every little things In a way I would understand every bit of the procedure, than I met one of the best Dr’s ever Dr Vakilian, the most caring, educated, intelligent, the excellence in his work and what he does is unbelievable, My surgery was was so humble I didn’t feel anything before or after not to mention knowing I’m about to have surgery to this office I never been before I was not nervous at all because how they approach you make you feel like you are part of the family , dr Vakilian treats his patient as if he would do surgery for his own family, after the surgery  I didn’t have any complications what so ever, he has such light-handed for what his does,Also this dr check back on his patients few hrs later after surgery I never had any dr call me after any procedure, I will definitely recommend everyone to this office ( Southern California center for surgical and arts ) Thanks for everything!!

H.C. Yelp

Fantastic experience start to finish. I had Asian Rhinoplasty by Dr Elias and can not be happier. I love my nose so much, I get compliments from my friends about how cute and how it fits my face well.

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I had Silicone breast implants by Dr Elias, I went from flat to fab in under an hour, I love my new addition:)I came to Dr Elias as referral from a friend of mine who had hers done by him a few years ago and they still looked fantastic, so I decided to follow him on IG to see his work, it didn’t take long before I booked a consultation with him. He was thorough, knowledgeable and reasonably priced compared to other places I consulted with in the past. I’m extremely happy with my results, post op care was great, he saw me so many times to check the healing of my surgery. I can’t say enough about my results. I love ’em..

J.S. Yelp

My experience with this office was absolutely stellar. Firstly, the staff welcomes you warmly when you arrive. Diana (doctor’s assistant) met me in the exam room.  Diana has a way of instantly making you feel comfortable and any nervousness you may be feeling is dissipated.... Because you can’t stop laughing. Then enters Dr. Elias.... He is extremely approachable, honest, and knowledgeable. It doesn’t hurt that he has multiple degrees. I am ecstatic that I found this business:

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If you were born with extra tissue in and around your mid-face, buccal fat reduction surgery could help you get the facial shape you want. Call Southern California Center for Surgical Arts and book your consultation with Los Angeles, CA area board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Husam Elias. We look forward to helping you look and feel your best.

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