Buccal Fat Removal

Buccal Fat Removal

Buccal Fat Removal in Birmingham, Ann Arbor and Detroit

Slim the Facial Contours


The buccal fat removal technique removes fat pads located in the cheek. When these pads are large, it can make the face appear round or chubby. Removing these fat pads can produce a more contoured facial appearance.

Buccal fat removal is a simple and quick procedure that produces permanent results. This technique provides an effective way for patients to enhance the shape of the face without any visible scarring or significant downtime.

The Procedure



What Buccal Fat Removal Treats

Fat pads in the cheeks
Slims the contours of the face
Eliminates a chubby or round facial appearance

Procedure time

Up to one hour

Recovery time 

Approximately one to two weeks, with minimal downtime required. Some discomfort and swelling can be expected.


Results will be visible immediately and will continue to improve in the months following treatment, as any side effects fade. Your results will be permanent.

Frequently Asked Questions


How is Buccal Fat Removal Performed?

Buccal fat removal is performed with local anesthesia, eliminating any discomfort that may arise during your procedure. To begin treatment, a small incision is made in the cheek from inside the mouth. This eliminates any visible scarring and allows us to easily remove the buccal fat pads. Once removed, the incision will be sealed and the treatment will be complete.

Does Buccal Fat Removal Help with a Double Chin?

While the buccal fat removal treatment targets the cheeks, it is possible that the procedure also helps with a double chin. With less fat in the face, the cheeks will have a slimmer appearance that may somewhat alleviate a double chin. However, buccal fat removal is not intended to treat a double chin. If a double chin is your primary concern, be sure to discuss your needs prior to your treatment so that we can help you find the best treatment option.

How Long Does Buccal Fat Removal Last?

After removing the buccal fat pads, the results you achieve from treatment will be permanent. While these fat pads will not return, it is important to note that fat can still accumulate in the face as a result of weight gain.

Am I A Good Candidate for Buccal Fat Removal?

If you’re looking for a way to eliminate facial volume in the cheeks to achieve a slimmer facial profile, buccal fat removal may be right for you. Ideal candidates for buccal fat removal are in good general health and have realistic expectations of their potential results. The best way to find out if buccal fat removal is right for you is to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Charles Boyd. During your consultation, you can discuss your needs and develop a personalized treatment plan that will deliver the best possible results. If you’re located in or around Birmingham, Ann Arbor and Detroit, Michigan, contact us today to get started!