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Buccal Fat Removal

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Buccal fat removal is a surgical procedure that targets excess fat pads in the cheeks, making it an option for those seeking a slimmer facial appearance. Dr. Singh offers this procedure to individuals bothered by chubby cheeks or those desiring a more defined facial contour.

Remove Excess Fat Pads
from the Cheeks

Buccal fat removal is a cosmetic surgical procedure that reduces fullness in the cheeks and creates a more sculpted facial appearance. The buccal fat pads, located deep within the cheeks, are responsible for the roundness of the face. While they diminish with age, some individuals may have genetically predisposed fuller cheeks that persist beyond adolescence. This procedure is for those seeking a more defined and contoured facial profile.

Sculpted Harmony

During surgery, Dr. Singh makes small incisions inside the mouth to access and carefully remove the buccal fat pads. The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia, ensuring minimal discomfort. While the results may not be immediate due to post-operative swelling, many patients find that buccal fat removal offers a long-lasting solution to achieving the desired facial aesthetics, giving them a more sculpted and harmonious facial appearance.

Buccal Fat Removal Treats:

  • Excess cheek fullness
  • Round or chubby facial appearance
  • Genetically predisposed fuller cheeks
  • Prominent buccal fat pads
  • Facial asymmetry due to uneven cheek fullness

Benefits of Buccal Fat Removal:

  • Enhanced facial definition
  • A more sculpted and balanced appearance
  • Permanent results
  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Quick recovery compared to other facial surgeries
  • Can be performed under local anesthesia
  • Reduced cheek fullness
  • Tailored to individual aesthetic goals
  • Minimal scarring, as incisions are inside the mouth

Your Buccal Fat Removal Experience


During your buccal fat removal consultation, Dr. Singh will carefully evaluate your facial structure, discuss your aesthetic goals, and assess your suitability for the procedure. He will review your medical history and provide information about the surgical process, potential risks, and expected outcomes. Feel free to ask questions and express your concerns to ensure a clear understanding of the procedure.


Dr. Singh will administer local anesthesia for your comfort and make small incisions inside your mouth, near the back of your cheeks. Once the incisions are made, Dr. Singh will locate and extract the buccal fat pads. The amount of fat removed will be based on your goals and facial structure. Finally, Dr. Singh will close the incisions with dissolvable sutures. The procedure takes around 30 minutes to an hour, and you can usually return home the same day.


You may experience some swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort in the initial days after surgery. You must adhere to a soft food diet for a few days, avoid strenuous activities, and keep the surgical site clean. Most patients can resume regular activities within a week, but strenuous exercise should be avoided for a few weeks. You’ll notice a visible reduction in cheek fullness as the swelling subsides, with final results becoming evident in a few weeks to a few months.

Buccal Fat Removal FAQs

Are the results of buccal fat removal permanent?

Yes, the results of buccal fat removal are permanent. Once the buccal fat pads are surgically removed, they do not grow back. However, it is essential to remember that natural aging processes and fluctuations in body weight can still affect your facial appearance over time.

Is the buccal fat removal procedure painful?

No, the buccal fat removal procedure is not painful. Local anesthesia is administered to numb the area, ensuring you do not experience discomfort. You may experience some post-operative swelling and mild discomfort, but these can be managed with pain relief medications.

Are there any risks or potential complications associated with buccal fat removal?

Like any surgery, buccal fat removal carries some risks. These may include infection, bleeding, scarring, or uneven results. It is essential to choose an experienced surgeon like Dr. Singh to minimize these risks and ensure a safe and successful outcome. Dr. Singh will discuss the potential risks and address any concerns you may have during your consultation.

Can I combine buccal fat removal with other cosmetic procedures?

Yes, buccal fat removal can be combined with other cosmetic procedures, such as rhinoplasty or liposuction, for comprehensive facial transformation. However, it is essential to consult with your surgeon to determine the best approach and ensure that combining procedures is safe and suitable for your specific needs.

When can I expect to see the final results of buccal fat removal?

While some initial swelling is common, you will start to notice a visible reduction in cheek fullness as it subsides. The final results of buccal fat removal become evident in a few weeks to a few months once the tissues have settled into their new contours. It’s important to have realistic expectations and be patient during the healing process.

Dr. Kuldeep Singh

Dr. Kuldeep Singh is a distinguished plastic surgeon known for his expertise and commitment to achieving natural-looking results. With six years of plastic surgery fellowship at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Rochester, his practice is marked by exactness and accuracy of detail. If you’re considering buccal fat removal or any other procedure, schedule a consultation with Dr. Singh to discuss your goals and discover how his skills can help you achieve the results you desire.

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