Buccal Fat Removal

Buccal Fat Removal, or Bichectomy, is an aesthetic procedure specifically designed to enhance the contours of the face by reducing fullness in the lower cheeks. It works by removing the buccal fat pads, which are located in the lower part of the cheeks, to create a more defined and sculpted facial appearance. The team at Grossman | Capraro Plastic Surgery are industry leaders in this area, bringing a wealth of experience and exceptional artistry to every procedure.

This treatment is ideal for individuals seeking to improve their facial profile, specifically those desiring a more sculpted, less rounded appearance to their cheeks. The results of buccal fat removal become evident a few weeks after surgery as the swelling diminishes and continues to improve over several months as the facial tissues settle. The effects of this surgery are long-lasting, often permanent, as the removed fat pads do not typically regenerate.

Achieve the facial contour you’ve always desired with Buccal Fat Removal at Grossman | Capraro Plastic Surgery. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and embark on your journey to a more confident you.

Benefits of Buccal Fat Removal include:
● A slimmer, more contoured facial profile
● Enhanced definition of cheekbones
● Long-lasting, often permanent results
● Minimal downtime compared to more invasive surgeries
● Improved overall facial symmetry
● Boosted confidence and self-esteem
● Minimal risk of scarring due to small incisions inside the mouth
● Can complement other cosmetic procedures for a complete facial rejuvenation
● It is a quick procedure, typically taking about an hour
● A youthful, refreshed facial appearance


The procedure is performed under local anesthesia, ensuring minimal discomfort.

Initial recovery for Buccal Fat Removal is typically 1-2 weeks, with residual swelling subsiding over several months.

As with any surgery, there are risks, but complications are rare when performed by a skilled surgeon like those at Grossman | Capraro Plastic Surgery.

Buccal fat removal targets the cheeks, not the chin area. A neck lift or liposuction may be more appropriate for a double chin.

Most patients return to work and normal activities within a few days to a week.

Buccal fat pads, once removed, generally do not regrow, making the surgery results typically permanent. However, substantial weight gain could alter facial contours by increasing fat elsewhere in the face. For personalized advice, consult with your surgeon.

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