Buccal Fat Removal

While high upper cheekbones are a sign of a youthful and attractive face, lower cheeks are often too full. If this sounds like you, you may be able to benefit from buccal fat removal for a slimmer, more proportionate facial appearance. The goal of buccal fat removalis to thin the lower cheeks, specifically in the area of the cheek hollows. Although a face that is naturally soft and filled out is considered youthful, some people find that their face feels too full, even chubby, especially in the lower third. As a double board-certified plastic facial surgeon, you can count on Dr. Walker to provide you with the beautiful, natural-looking results you desire.  

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Are you interested in learning more about buccal fat removal? If so, contact our Atlanta office today to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Walker. This appointment is the first step towards achieving your aesthetic goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does buccal fat removal cost?

The cost of buccal fat removal varies and depends on multiple factors including the surgeons fee, location of surgery (office vs. operating room), type of anesthesia, prescriptions for medications, and possible medical tests. When your treatment plan has been decided during your consultation, Dr. Walker’s team will go over estimated costs with you. Although finances are important, you should focus on finding a skilled and caring surgeon you trust rather than on the cost associated with your procedure. Dr. Walker’s team will be happy to go over financing options with you.

Does insurance cover the cost of buccal fat removal?

Buccal fat removal is considered a cosmetic procedure and is not covered by insurance.

Are there non-surgical alternatives to buccal fat removal?

There is no acceptable non-surgical alternative to remove portions of the buccal fat pad.

Can you get fat removed from your cheeks?

Buccal fat removal is a procedure that can remove chubby cheeks from the face in patients who have rounded cheeks even as an adult. This can help slim the facial profile and give more definition to the midface.

Can you get your double chin removal?

Liposuction is often an effective option for a double chin. It can remove fatty tissue with minimal incisions and downtime.

What are buccal fat pads?

Buccal fat pads exist in the midface and help give the face structure. During youth, they can make the face look especially round and chubby.

What are cheeks made of?

Your cheeks are a complex network of muscles, fat, skin, and soft tissue. This system helps with normal facial movements like talking, chewing, and facial expressions.

What does buccal fat removal do?

Buccal fat removal can slim the face and provide better definition for patients who have a naturally round face.

Where can I get buccal fat removed?

A board certified facial plastic surgeon can effectively remove buccal fat pads through a minimally-invasive procedure. A small incision is made under local anesthesia inside your cheeks and a portion of buccal fat is removed. No visible external incisions are made.

How can I lose face fat in a week?

Facial fat is notoriously difficult to get rid of, even with regular diet and exercise. If you’re at a healthy, stable weight and still feel like your face looks too full, your facial plastic surgeon can recommend your best options.