BUCCAL FAT PAD REMOVAL

Slim your lower face and enjoy more sculpted and slimmed cheeks with buccal fat pad removal. This quick and easy procedure is performed in our office under local anesthesia to reduce the appearance of chubby chipmunk cheeks. This procedure involves a 1cm incision inside your mouth on each cheek to eliminate the fat pad that causes chubby and full appearing cheeks. This procedure is often performed in conjunction with a facelift

BENEFITS OF A BUCCAL FAT PAD REMOVAL

SUBTLE SLIMMING OF LOWER FACE

This procedure will address the excess fat pads that create a subtle slimming of the lower face.

MORE SLIM AND SCULPTED CHEEKS

After removing the fat pad, you have more slim and sculpted cheeks. So say goodbye to those chipmunk cheeks.

REDUCES CHUBBY CHEEKS

This procedure is perfect for patients who desire a reduction of their "chubby" cheeks. First, the fat pad is removed, which initially causes the look of chubby cheeks that are caused by genetics or weight gain.

INCREASES CONFIDENCE

All procedures we perform at St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery should increase your confidence. In addition, removing your buccal fat pads changes your appearance subtly without changing your entire face.

SURGICAL APPROACHES

CONSULTATION PROCESS

You will discuss your procedure goals and options during your consultation with one of our four surgeons. After that, your surgeon will recommend a procedure plan that aligns with your goals and fits your specific case needs. Finally, if you are ready to schedule your consultation, click the button below.

This approach will be used when not in conjunction with a Facelift. A small 1-centimeter incision will be made inside the mouth on each cheek. 

Sometimes, this procedure can be combined with a facelift to maximize your results. If is it performed with a facelift, an external approach can be made to remove the buccal fat pads. 

BUCCAL FAT PAD REMOVAL RECOVERY

IMMEDIATETLY AFTER
WHAT TO EXPECT

Swelling of the cheeks, minimal pain that is well controlled with multi-modal oral pain medications. When done through an intra-oral approach, we require a soft diet for 3 days and medicated mouthwash for 3 days. 

ONE WEEK
WHAT TO EXPECT

For the first week, swelling is mild to moderate. If done through an intra-oral approach, the internal incision is healed. 

ONE TO TWO MONTHS
WHAT TO EXPECT

At one month, the swelling is mild to fully resolved, the contour has improved. You are photo-ready by 4-6 weeks. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If you are a candidate for buccal fat pad removal you should not appear to hollow if you lose weight from exercise or natural aging since those areas of fat are separate from the location of your buccal fat pad. Typically those areas of volume loss are on the outer portions of the face. 

It is a procedure performed in our office with no real downtime. You can return to work as usual. 

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