Plastic Surgery

Buccal Fat Pad Excision

Surgical procedure to sculpt cheeks by removing part of the buccal fat pads, reducing fullness in the lower cheek area.

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Buccal Fat Pad Excision

Achieve a More Defined Facial Structure

Buccal Fat Pad Excision is a cosmetic surgical procedure that removes excess fat pads in the lower cheeks. These fat pads, also known as buccal fat pads, are located in the lower portion of the cheeks, and can create a rounded or chubby appearance.

During the procedure, your plastic surgeon will make a small incision inside your mouth and remove the excess fat pads. This results in a more defined facial contour and a slimmer appearance in the cheeks. If you are having a deep plane face lift, the buccal fat pad can be removed at the same time.

Who is a good candidate for Buccal Fat Pad Excision?

Buccal Fat Pad Excision may be a suitable option for those who desire a slimmer, more contoured appearance in the cheeks. Good candidates for the procedure are typically in good overall health and have realistic expectations for the results. For most patients, tt is important to plan for a subtle removal of fat as we do not want to hollow out your face and create a gaunt appearance.

What is the recovery process like?

After the procedure, you may experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort. It’s important to follow Dr Amadi’s post-operative instructions, which may include avoiding certain foods, taking pain medication, and keeping the head elevated.

Most patients are able to return to work and other daily activities within a week after the procedure, although it may take several weeks for the swelling to fully subside.

What are the potential risks and side effects?

As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and side effects associated with Buccal Fat Pad Excision. These may include infection, bleeding/hematoma, scarring, saliva gland damage or cyst, and nerve damage. However, with a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon, the risks and side effects are typically minimal.

When considering any cosmetic procedure, it’s essential to choose a board-certified surgeon with extensive experience and a track record of successful outcomes.

At Amadi Aesthetics Plastic Surgery in Seattle, we offer Buccal Fat Pad Excision as a safe and effective cosmetic procedure to help you achieve your desired facial contour.

If you’re considering Buccal Fat Pad Excision or any other cosmetic procedure, schedule a consultation with Dr Amadi today and learn more about how we can help you achieve your goals.

Dr. AJ Amadi


Dr. AJ Amadi

Focusing on a natural and age-appropriate look, Dr. Amadi will deliver the finest personalized care, giving you the results you desire.

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