Buccal Fat Removal

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgery Center
Kimberly J. Lee, M.D.,
 Female Facial Plastic Surgery Specialist
Serving Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area and Worldwide


Cheek bones provide structure to the face. They define the face and act as scaffolding for the skin and soft tissues. Sometimes the features of your cheekbones are hidden because of excess buccal fat and require refinement with buccal fat removal. Enhancing your bony facial features with buccal fat removal can improve your overall facial harmony and beauty dramatically but naturally.

Why should you consider Buccal Fat Removal?

Facial contouring is important to the overall facial appearance.  Many people can be self conscious about the appearance of their cheeks as looking round or chubby as a result of excess fat in the cheeks or buccal fat.  While facial fat is important to maintain a youthful appearance, excess buccal fat can lead to a moon face or chipmunk cheek appearance that hides the cheekbone and jaw line contouring. Buccal fat removal allows removal of excess fat in the cheeks to slim this area and result in a chiseled, thinner appearance that enhances the appearance of the cheekbones and jaw line.

How is Buccal Fat Removal performed?

There are no external incisions.  Using a small incision on the inside of the mouth, the buccal fat is identified and removed.  The amount of buccal fat removed is generally controllable so that equal amounts are removed to give a symmetric appearance.  Most faces, however, have some form of asymmetry to begin with, so the buccal fat removal needs to be customized for each individual’s needs.

Can Buccal Fat Removal be performed with other procedures?

Buccal fat removal can also be performed with a blepharoplastyrhinoplasty, fillers, or Botox/Dysport to give an overall slimmer and more defined appearance for patients.

Contact Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgery Center at 310-882-5656 today for your personalized buccal fat removal consultation and see how a thinner, contoured face with defined cheekbones can enhance your appearance!


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