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Unlocking the Secrets of Buccal Fat Removal

 In Our London Based Clinic

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London Based
Cosmetic Clinic

Welcome to our esteemed clinic, where precision meets global standards. Specializing in buccal fat removal procedures, we provide top-tier treatments customized for exceptional outcomes. Enhance your facial contours with us today.

Our Practitioners

The Specialists
Cosmetics Experts

Rely on our experienced surgeons for meticulous buccal fat pad removal procedures. Our safe and efficient treatment approach ensures optimal enhancements and permanent results that complement your inherent beauty.

Our Results

Defined Jawline
Youthful Appearance

Discover targeted rejuvenation and swift recovery through our buccal fat removal procedures. Bid farewell to discomfort as our precise interventions deliver enduring transformations tailored to your unique requirements.

What is Buccal Fat Removal Surgery?

Slimmer Cheeks

Enhanced facial contour

How does it enhance your facial features?

Buccal fat pad removal or a cheek reduction surgery is a cosmetic surgical procedure aimed at reducing fat in the lower cheeks, resulting in a more slender and defined facial contour that accentuates the cheekbones and jawline. Also known as buccal lipectomy or cheek fat removal, this surgical procedure involves excising the buccal fat pad from the lower cheek region to create a slimmer facial contour. By removing buccal fat pad, the cheekbones become more defined, creating a noticeable contrast between the cheekbones and the lower jawline, resulting in a less rounded and more V-shaped face. The extent of buccal fat extraction can vary based on desired facial contours and aesthetics. While buccal fat pads do not regenerate, other facial fat cells may expand with significant weight gain. These fat pads, located beneath the cheekbones and between facial muscles, contribute to overall facial shape and appearance. Larger buccal fat pads can give the face a fuller or rounder appearance, often referred to as a "baby face." For those seeking a reduction in cheek fullness, buccal fat removal procedure may be recommended by a plastic surgeon to achieve a more defined appearance and slender facial profile.


  • Zero scarring
  • Defined and sculpted face
  • Slimmer face
  • Enhanced facial contours
  • Lifetime result
  • Significantly boost confidence

Breaking down the differences:
Buccal fat removal vs Cheek Liposuction

Buccal fat removal

Targeted Fat Deposits: Focuses on removing excess fat pads in lower cheeks

Outcome: Enhances cheek shape and improved facial structure

Incision Sites: Incisions inside mouth, no visible scars

Facial Contouring: Specifically sculpts cheek area

Suitability: For those wanting more defined cheekbones

Cheek Liposuction

Targeted Fat Deposits: Reduces fat throughout the cheeks

Outcome: Makes face look slimmer overall

Incision Sites: Small cuts near hairline or behind ears

Facial Contouring: Reduces fat across cheeks

Suitability: For those with chubby cheeks

The Buccal Fat Removal Procedure


What Happens During Buccal Fat Removal?

Buccal fat removal is a procedure that can make your cheeks look better. It is done by shaping the bones in your face. You can do it with a treatment called Facetite. It melts away extra fat with heat and your skin gets tighter and firmer. You can also do it with a small surgery inside the mouth. The surgeon takes out some excess fat from your cheeks and stitches it up. This option is good for younger patients who have stretchy skin.

How long does the procedure take?

Once you have discussed the goals and arranged all details with your experienced plastic surgeon, your buccal fat pad removal procedure will be scheduled. A buccal fat pad removal surgery is about 45 minutes long and is done with the patient asleep after general anesthesia, or with the patient conscious after local anaesthesia. The plastic surgeon will make a small incision inside your cheek once you are asleep or numbed, and use special tools to remove a portion of the buccal fat pad through the incision. The plastic surgeon will then close the incision with dissolvable stitches. This process is then repeated on the other cheek to achieve symmetrical results.

Can buccal fat removal be combined with other cosmetic procedures?

What are some surgeries people often get with buccal fat removal?

People often get other cosmetic surgery treatments such as rhinoplasty, chin augmentation, or facelift to balance their face. Doing these surgeries together helps make your whole face look better.

How long will the results last for?

How long will the results last for?

Cheek reduction surgery results are both long-lasting and provide a permanent change for the face. A little later, after surgery, your face will get swollen, so it may not immediately show complete results. Approximately six months may be required for the swelling to go away completely.

What other skin issues can buccal fat removal address?

While taking out too much facial fat from your buccal fat pads can tighten your smile lines, the lines running from your nose to the sides of your mouth. Some people may experience a change in their smile lines, although this is not the primary reason for the operation. The most effective way to fix the deep lines is to tighten the skin with a facelift procedure.

Buccal fat pad removal primarily focuses on losing weight in the cheeks, not toning. There is no way that a fat removal tightens the skin. Therefore, it cannot directly improve the sagging properties of the skin.

How will my face change after buccal fat removal surgery?

Within a few weeks of surgery, you may see some changes in your face. A few months later, as the swelling disappears and your face finds its shape, you will notice the full outcome.

After getting a buccal fat surgery, your face may still change 10 years from now as you become older. The outcome of excess cheek fat reduction surgery is irreversible. If your face loses the buccal fat and muscle, the skin and inner cheek may become wrinkled. Due to these changes, some people claim that their face appeared older than before the surgery.

What are the potential complications of buccal fat removal surgery?

You should let your doctor know if something is wrong after the buccal fat reduction; the doctor can then determine what is going on and administer the proper treatment. Also carefully follow the guidelines after the buccal fat pad surgery to help you recover smoothly and prevent any post-surgery complications.

If something goes wrong, you may encounter a complication from a surgical procedure that can infect you, these include coughing up blood, swelling, or just simply feeling bad due to the effects of local anaesthesia. Let your surgeon know so they can help you.

Buccal Fat Removal Cost

Pricing factors

Cost and packages

How much does it cost?

The cost of buccal fat removal surgery in London is around £4,000 to £5,000. The highest price depends on how experienced the surgeon is, how well-known the clinic is, and what specific treatment plan you need. Nevertheless, it is often the case that paying more implies that you would be given the best result.

The best plastic surgery is found on Harley street, and our clinic always does everything perfectly. Our top surgeons utilize the best medicines and equipment, ensuring our patients obtain the best outcomes. If your buccal fat removal surgery is paired with other surgeries or treatment plans, it may cost even more. We’re here to ensure our patients receive the best outcome and experience.

Our Prices

From £3500

Buccal Fat Removal Before & Afters

The remarkable difference a Harley Street Skin Clinic treatment can provide

Buccal Fat Removal (buccal being a Latin derivative of bucca meaning “puffed cheek”), is a procedure that helps sculpt and refine the cheeks, gently proportioning the face by adjusting the facial tissues known as the 'buccal fat pads'. Extraction of buccal fat can be performed using a delicate procedure known as Facetite, or in cases that do not require simultanous skin tightening, surgical removal.

Buccal Fat Removal After
Buccal Fat Removal Before

Put simply, buccal fat pads are the deposits of local fat which sit on top of the buccinator muscle (the portion of the face between the bottom of the cheekbone and the corner of the mouth). When this area stores excessive, visible fat; it can be referred to as having 'hamster cheeks' because of how hamsters store their foraged food.

Buccal Fat Removal After
Buccal Fat Removal Before

For those of us that aren't hungry critters, however, Buccal Fat Removal is an option. Buccal fat can become more prominent with age as pads are quite broad - eventually leaving them vulnerable to downward tugging as collagen in the skin breaks down. This can be what contributes to heavy jowls in later years.

Buccal Fat Removal After
Buccal Fat Removal Before

Not only will this particular method of fat removal give way to thinner, firmer cheeks, also draw far more attention to other more attributes which were previously overshadowed by excess bulk. Typically patients find this procedure has incredible impacts on the cheekbones, the eyes and the jawline.

Buccal Fat Removal Essentials

Before Buccal Fat Removal

What you need to know before the treatment?

Before you undergo the procedure, you’ll have a consultation with your plastic surgeon and discuss the following things:

  • What you hope to achieve
  • Any health conditions you have
  • Medications you take and vitamins you use
  • How much alcohol or tobacco you consume
  • Any allergies you have
  • Previous surgeries

This will help the surgeon plan the surgery and identify the hazards. Depending on your overall health, you may need to stop taking certain medications or get lab work before it’s done. The surgeon will examine your face and take photos of it to plan the surgery and make it more personalized for you.

After Buccal Fat Removal

What activities should be avoided during the recovery period?

  • No vigorous activities such as exercise
  • No vaping or smoking
  • Don’t touch or rub the incision area
  • Keep it free from sunlight or heat, such as during a hair salon appointment because the sunshine or heat could inflame it.

Follow closely what your surgeon advises you to do, and be cautious about what you do. It is critical not to do everything your body needs to do to recover correctly during your recovery time.

After Buccal Fat Removal

Any lifestyle or dietary changes after recovering from the surgery?

  • Eat healthily, which includes a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables to maintain a stable weight.
  • Exercise regularly
  • Avoid smoking and excessive alcohol consumption because both can cause your face to appear older than it is.
  • Wear sunscreen regularly to prevent premature aging of the face.
  • Attend follow-ups with your surgeon to ensure everything is working correctly and seek advice if necessary.
Why have a Buccal Fat Removal


Balanced Facial Profile

Facial Harmony

Enhanced Contours

Achieves defined and symmetrical cheekbones

Creates a slimmer facial appearance

Enhances overall facial harmony

Defined Cheekbones

Chiseled Contours

Sculpted Features

Achieves more defined and prominent cheekbones

Restores youthful contours to cheeks

Creates balanced and improved facial proportions

No Scarring

Scar-free Result

Smooth Recovery

Achieves virtually scar-free facial enhancement

Promotes aesthetic skin appearance post-surgery

No visible scars on the face

Recovery timeline

Week 1-2

You'll notice the most swelling and tenderness. Pain is usually minimal, but there might be some bruising around the incision site.

  • Use mouthwash to prevent infection
  • Liquid diet

Week 2-4

Swelling and bruising start to go down, and incisions begin to heal.

  • Soft diet
  • Attend doctor’s follow-up appointments

Week 4-6

Swelling and bruising continue to fade, and incisions are fully healed, allowing you to resume normal activities and exercise.

  • Resume normal diet
  • Follow the doctor's direction for self-care
Buccal Fat Removal Benefits


Balanced Features

Enhanced Facial Appearance

  • Shape cheeks to look slimmer
  • Accentuates your cheekbones
  • Achieve a slimmer face
  • Have a balanced face by eliminating chubby cheeks
  • Self-Confidence

    Improved Esteem

    Positive Perception

  • Facial transformation boosts confidence
  • Accomplished facial feature instills self-esteem
  • Societal ease is assured while being more confident
  • Through positive facial changes, you’ll have enhanced emotional well-being.
  • Long-term Result

    Permanent Improvement

    Lasting Effect

  • You have a permanently improved face
  • You will have a nicer look that will last for a long time
  • Over time, you will maintain the shape of your face.
  • You will feel happy having a face that looks beautiful for a long period of time.
  • Am I suitable

    Am I a good candidate?

    Good candidates are individuals seeking more defined cheekbones or a less round face. The buccal fat removal permanent results can vary depending on factors such as overall health and facial structure, so consulting with a surgeon is important. For some, reduction may make the face appear “too thin,” while overweight patients may not see enough of a difference. Your doctor can tell you if the procedure is right for you. Most doctors may suggest waiting to reach at least ages 18-20 because the patient’s facial features may still be changing. Several older adults may require additional procedures, like a facelift, to address sagging skin.

    What are the Risk

    Can a risk be prevented?

    Cheek fat removal has very few risks. The cheeks may seem hollow if too much excess fat is removed. While minor, the nerves next to the treated tissue may be injured, causing the patient to have numb spots on the cheeks. Excessive bleeding or infection and allergic reaction from anesthesia are also possible. You should talk to your doctor to resolve any issues before finally choosing to get the surgery done.

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