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Having “chipmunk cheeks” can lead to awkward social situations.

But there is a solution to a “baby face” by getting an aesthetic appearance that will give you more defined facial angles and contours. Our top Buccal fat removal Beverly Hills surgeons are able to remove fat from the cheek area and provide you with a more mature facial definition.

Buccal Fat Removal Beverly Hills

What is Buccal fat removal?

Now offered at the Plastic Surgery Institute in Buccal fat removal is a cosmetic surgical procedure that removes the excess buccal fat pad in the lower cheek areas and reduces facial fullness like puffy and chipmunk cheeks. Also known as cheek reduction, buccal fat removal decreases prominent cheeks and results in a more sculpted facial shape, including in the jawline area.

A chubby and rounded appearance can be attributed to large buccal fat deposits in the lower face. It can affect how your lower jawline appears, including the nasolabial folds from your nose to the corners of your mouth. These large buccal fat pads can make the appearance of those facial lines look worse. A buccal fat removal in Beverly Hills will thin your cheeks, especially in the area of the cheek hollows.

Ideal Candidates for buccal fat removal

A person who is in good physical health, a non-smoker and at a stable weight is a good candidate for our Beverly Hills buccal fat removal procedure. It is also important to have realistic expectations for the surgery and have no allergies to the implant material. Anyone who is bothered by chubby or baby cheeks can benefit from a cheek fat removal. Buccal fat removal extraction can be performed at almost any age. Every person is different with some people beginning to lose facial fat as early as their 20’s. Fat reserves should not be removed before then or risk ending up with a thin or gaunt appearance.

The Buccal Fat Removal Procedure

Buccal fat pad removal is a quick procedure that usually takes less than an hour to complete. You can choose between an intravenous sedation, a local or general anesthesia for your procedure.

Small incisions are made on the inside portion of the mouth and cheeks so that the fat pads can easily and safely be removed. Depending on your anatomy and facial contour, part of or the entire fat pad will be removed. During buccal fat removal Beverly Hills patients will have their incisions closed with dissolvable sutures. A cheek fat removal can be done at the same time as other cosmetic facial procedures.

Buccal Fat Removal Beverly Hills

What toexpect

You can expect the best Beverly Hills buccal fat removal to get rid of excess fat from your cheek pads and give you a more contoured face. Here are some of the great benefits:

  • Face will appear to be slimmer
  • Fast procedure, often completed in one-hour
  • Get a more chiseled appearance
  • Improves the contours of your lower and upper cheeks
  • Increase self-esteem
  • Limited downtime
  • More defined cheeks
  • No scars visible after surgery
  • Results are permanent
  • Safe procedure


During your Beverly Hills buccal fat removal consultation, it’s important to talk about your surgical goals, previous surgeries and your current medical condition. You will be asked about any medical allergies and medications, vitamins and herbal supplements you currently take on a daily basis. The risks and complications of the procedure will be discussed with you. The surgeon will evaluate your health, your pre-existing health conditions, examine your face and take photographs in order to recommend the best cheek fat removal in Beverly Hills and get rid of chubby cheeks.

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Buccal Fat Removal FAQs

Like any major surgery, there are some potential risks, including bad reaction to anesthesia, bleeding, hematoma, infection, numbness, poor healing of incisions, scarring, seroma, skin loss or discoloration, swelling and thrombosis. There is also the risk of injury to a salivary duct or branches of the facial nerve.

Your lower face and mouth will be sore and swollen from the surgery. It may be difficult to eat as you normally do following your Beverly Hills buccal fat extraction. There will be bruising inside your mouth so you will likely have to go on a special diet for at least a week or so. You should avoid acidic food for a few days as you slowly regain strength in your mouth. You may also have to sleep with your head elevated to help with the swelling, which can take up to two weeks to heal.

Since all incisions are made inside the mouth, there is no visible scarring.

Following a buccal fat removal surgery, you may experience some discomfort and pain as well as some swelling and light bruising. Pain medications and cold packs can alleviate the soreness. Bandages or gauze dressings might be applied to your incisions to reduce swelling and aid your cheeks to heal. If you receive an incision inside your mouth, a temporary liquid diet and a special mouth rinse may be necessary.

If you have any stitches in your mouth, they will dissolve within 10 days. It can take several weeks for the swelling to go down. Some people return to work within a few days depending on the type of work that they do. Normal activities are usually resumed after a week or so. Everyone heals differently but, in general, it can take up to four months to be fully healed.

The result of a buccal fat pad removal procedure are permanent and will redefine the shape of your face.

The cost of a buccal fat removal procedure depends on the extent of what is needed to correct. There are surgical, facility and anesthesia fees that affect the final cost of your procedure. The experience of the surgeon also comes into consideration. Make sure to choose a board-certified Beverly Hills plastic surgeon who understands what you want and how the buccal fat extraction will benefit you. You can also consider the CareCredit program, which is an affordable healthcare financing program often used by patients for healthcare-related expenses. Because many cosmetic surgery procedures are not covered by insurance and credit cards have high interest rates, CareCredit can be a great choice with a line of credit that offers no interest if you pay the full payments.

You will see instant results after your cheek fat removal surgery but it can take up to four months to witness the final results once all the redness and swelling have subsided and your cheeks gradually contour to their new appearance.

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