How Buccal Fat Removal with Chin Lipo Can Give Your Face a Contoured Appearance

If you are unhappy with your facial appearance, it’s helpful to understand how different types of cosmetic procedures work to sculpt and contour your face and jawline.

Lots of advancements in cosmetic procedures have been made in the last few years so that we can offer our patients safe, long-lasting, and minimally-invasive procedures using state-of-the-art techniques and equipment leading to minimal downtime with maximal results. Sculpting and contouring the face and jawline can now be done more effectively than ever before with liposuction, surgeries, injectables, radiofrequency treatments, and implants to treat the stubborn submental and/or buccal fat, neck fat, or masseter muscle to get that chiseled look you always wanted.

Sculpting You to Perfection

Dr. Walker can take away volume from targeted areas of the face while adding it back to others. Every face is different but a combination of chin or neck liposuction, buccal fat removal, possible chin implant, and possible dermal fillers can give you that defined jawline and neck leading to a younger, healthier, and completely natural look.

The process of sculpting the face distinctly differs from how other facial rejuvenation techniques work, with procedures like facelifts commonly used for people who are getting older and starting to notice their looks fade. There are several different options nowadays with all the progress that’s been made in liposuction or fat transfers and other cosmetic procedures. It’s important to learn which one is truly best for you before going in for surgery.

Dr. Walker is an Expert You Can Trust

Dr. Thomas Walker is dual board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. Once you’ve consulted with him, you’ll have no trouble deciding on the right customized procedure for you. He’ll walk you through the various surgical and non-surgical options in a welcoming way that’s easy to understand with no pressure to proceed.

Three of the most popular procedure options for fat removal in the chin include:


This is still the gold standard for fat removal. Liposuction is the preferred method for many patients as it is a one-time procedure, typically done in the office while awake under local anesthesia, with long-lasting and predictable results. The downtime is minimal and the same for non-surgical options. The recovery period after liposuction usually takes 1 week, but the fact that you can just book an appointment and have your fat removal taken care of in a single session makes this quite an enticing choice.


This non-surgical facial contouring option has received full approval from the FDA. It’s an injectable that works by melting some of the fat under your chin, effectively causing your double chin to vanish. This no-downtime procedure requires multiple sessions (typically 2-4 sessions each 4-6 weeks apart) and is associated with mild bruising to swelling for the first 1-2 weeks. 


This option comes with the benefit of no downtime after the procedure. Many patients love CoolSculpting for the fact that it’s a non-invasive procedure as well.

This is a treatment that usually works best for reducing the overall amount of fat from under the chin. Although the word “sculpting” is right there in the name, precise contouring is not the strong suit of this option. But for patients simply looking for a little less general fullness in their chin or neck, the benefits may make this the most attractive of these three options. It also requires multiple sessions like CoolSculpting and unlike Kybella, where a substance is injected, CoolSculpting is a non-surgical, non-injectable procedure where fat gets frozen away. 

Jawline Contouring in Atlanta

Dr. Walker has one of the most prestigious education and training history you can find in a plastic surgeon and specializes in helping people get the exact natural results they want with procedures tailored according to their wishes. Come meet Dr. Walker and experience his expertise and honest manner for yourself during a consultation appointment. Call or contact us online to schedule your consultation today.