Buccal Fat Removal

Do you ever feel like your round or puffy cheeks are masking the contours of your beautiful cheekbones? Improve your facial silhouette with chiseled cheeks through buccal fat removal. Often referred to as ‘chip monk cheeks’ or ‘baby face’, the hereditary condition of plump lower cheeks caused by excess buccal fat cannot be remedied through diet or exercise. Allure Aesthetic Surgery of Beverly Hills offers minimally invasive buccal fat removal for slimmer and more sculpted facial outline.

Buccal Fat Removal Procedure

Buccal fat removal is a surgical procedure that removes fat to reduce the fullness of the lower cheeks. The procedure aims to deliver slimmer, more defined cheeks, restoring balance and a youthful appearance. Removal of buccal fat is a relatively quick and easy procedure. The surgery is normally done under local anesthesia or general anesthesia in some cases. During your initial consultation, Dr. David Shamouelian, our highly-skilled facial plastic surgeon, will thoroughly discuss the best option for you. Small incisions are made inside the mouth on the inside of both cheeks. Soft tissues are carefully separated and the fat is identified. The fat is then removed from each cheek and the small incision closed using dissolvable sutures. Buccal fat removal procedures typically require 30 to 45 minutes. It can also be performed with other facial procedures simultaneously. For longer lasting results, we always recommend having a healthy lifestyle and maintaining a stable weight before undergoing this procedure.


Benefits of Buccal Fat Removal

Here are a few benefits of Buccal Fat Removal:

  • Safe and effective
  • Improved facial definition
  • Performed under local anesthesia
  • Slimmer facial appearance
  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • No visible scars
  • Little downtime
  • Results are permanent