Buccal Fat Pad Removal

If you are struggling with chubby cheeks that don’t seem to budge nor matter what you do, buccal fat pad reduction is the treatment for you. By removing this fat pocket we can give you a sharper and more elegant look.

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About Buccal Fat Reduction and Bichectomy

Buccal fat removal is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that targets the Buccal Fat Pad. This is an area found deep in the cheeks on both sides of the face. Upon removal of the buccal fat, the face looks leaner and more contoured leading to a more defined lower face.

Buccal Fat Removal and Bichectomy at a Glance

Procedure Time:

60 minutes

Return to Work:

Next day

Full Recovery:

5 days



Buccal Fat Removal Before and Afters

Who is a good candidate for cheek reduction?

This is a procedure suitable for patients of all ages, concerned about the shape and appearance of the lower half of their face due to excess fat. It is an ideal treatment for patients who have facial fat that is resistant to dieting and exercise. Having larger cheeks is not always proportional to the weight of the patient since even slim patients can have chubby cheeks.

If you already have prominent cheekbones and only wish to rejuvenate the overall appearance of your face, it’s critical that you have realistic expectations for the outcome of cheek reduction surgery. At the time of your consultation at Signature Clinic, your surgeon will work with you to determine whether you are a good candidate for this procedure.

How is Buccal Fat Removal Surgery Done?

Buccal fat removal surgery can be done in local or general anaesthesia. On average, the procedure takes one hour. The small incision for the procedure is done inside the mouth, thus leaving no visible scars. Then the fatty deposits are gently removed through the incision.

It is important to note that the fat pads in the cheeks cannot be removed usingthe various liposuction methods due to their location. Patients complaining about fatty deposits mainly in their jawline may benefit more from liposuction in that area.

Buccal Fat Removal Recovery

Recovery time for this procedure is very short. Most patients like to have their procedure on a Friday in order to be ready for work on Monday. We highly recommend our patients make arrangements for someone to drive them home after their procedure since even after local anaesthesia, it’s best not to drive after the buccal fat removal.

Bruising and swelling can be expected and can be controlled by some ice compression. Therefore, it may take up to 3 weeks to see the final results.

The majority of the swelling goes down within the first few days of recovery. Any pain or discomfort you may experience can be alleviated with ice or paracetamol.

Buccal Fat Pad Reduction Prices

Prices start from £2299. There is no set price for buccal fat pad reduction surgery as every patient is unique and treated on an individual, case-by-case basis.

For a no obligation quote, tailored specifically to you, please find your nearest Signature Clinic and book in for free consultation with one of our experienced surgeons. Your requirements are discussed in full confidence in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Following your consultation, the price you are quoted includes everything and there are no extra or hidden costs. Advice, treatment and aftercare are all part of our package to ensure your experience is positive from beginning to end.

Next Steps

Find out more about the procedure and treatment with a free no obligation consultation. To meet with one of our surgeons and receive free expert advice tailored to your needs, please call us or book your free consultation using our quick online form.

Buccal Fat Pad Reduction FAQ

What are the benefits of Buccal fat removal?

Following a buccal fat removal, you will have a sharper and more contoured appearance. Traditional facial liposuction cannot give the same results since this area cannot be treated with liposuction. Patients who suffer from resistant facial fat that doesn’t shift with diet and exercise are the ones that benefit the most from buccal fat removal.

What is the best age to undergo Buccal fat reduction?

Buccal fat reduction is a procedure suitable for patients of all ages that have completed their development since majority or the population will start losing fat on their face between the ages of 20-35. If the fat is removed prematurely, your face might have an excessively skinny or unhealthy appearance.

Are the results permanent?

The results of Buccal fat reduction are permanent. However, it can be reversed if the patientgains a significant amount of weight.

What procedures can be done at the same time as buccal fat removal?

Buccal fat removal can be performed with several other procedures to improve the overall appearance of the face:

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Face and Neck Lift
  • Chin Augmentation

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