Buccal Fat Removal

Buccal Fat Removal

Some people have a genetic predisposition towards fuller cheeks, and that gives them round or cherubic looks. This excess cheek fat can mask their cheek prominence and give them fatty looks despite of not being overweight otherwise. This fat also doesn’t even respond to weight loss, as stated by many patients.

The Ideal Cheek Curve

The ideal cheek curve is also known as the ‘Ogee or S curve’ in which there are distinct cheekbones in the upper part of the face (over where the blusher is put on at the time of makeup) with less fuller lower or midface part. If this curve is present on your face, this curve makes you look slimmer.

Ideal Candidates For Buccal Fat Removal

  • When your face looks much heavier even when your body is slim.
  • Even after losing a significant amount of fat, the face looks much heavy.
  • People who want a perfect S curve in their face but the face is heavy.
  • People who still have baby fat on their faces even after crossing the teenage age group.


The procedure is usually done under local anesthesia (patient is awake but drowsy and insensitive to pain). Then a small 2 to 3 cm incision is placed inside the mouth on each side just above the upper molars. After dissecting the buccinator muscle fiber, the buccal fat is visible that is removed. The same process is repeated on the other side.

Clinic Timings

Siddham Hospital Mansarovar - Jaipur

Mon to Sat :
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday :

Callisto Clinic - Jaipur

Mon to Sat :
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday :

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Can buccal fat be removed with liposuction?

As the location of buccal fat is deep in-between the layers of muscles, it cannot be removed with liposuction as liposuction removes the superficial fat.

What happens during the post-operative period?

As it is a daycare procedure, the patient can be discharged the same day. A patient can resume their routine activity the very next day. There will be mild swelling for 2 to 3 weeks, but that resolves largely by 3 weeks. As stitches are inside the mouth patient is advised to take a liquid diet on 1st day followed by a soft diet for 4 to 5 days, and proper cleaning with a mouth wash is also advised. Sutures need not to be removed as they are absorbable.

Will there be a pain during the procedure?

The procedure is done under local anaesthesia and or i/v sedation, so there will be no pain and post-operative. Painkiller is also advised that helps to manage pain after the treatment. 

What are the other surgeries that can be combined with a buccal fat removal procedure? 

Rhinoplasty, chin augmentation can be combined for a more balanced facial profile.

How long does the result last?

The result of buccal fat removal is permanent.

When am I able to see the complete results?

As the swelling resolves completely, the complete results are visible by the end of the third month after surgery.

What is the risk associated with the buccal fat removal procedure?

Bruising, hematoma, seroma, infection, numbness are some of the rare complications that can happen.

Quick Facts On Buccal Fat Removal Procedure

Procedure Duration

30 minutes each side.


Local with i/v sedation.

Hospital Stay

Not required.

Bed Rest

Not required.

Full Recovery

Swelling reduces in 2 to 3 weeks.

Scars to Fade Out

Scar less.


No precaution is needed.


No precaution is needed.


A-14,15, in Front of Ganga Jamuna Petrol Pump,
Gopalpura Bypass Road, Shipra Path, Heera Nagar,
Jaipur, Rajasthan 302019

Clinic Timings

Mon to Sat : 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Sunday : Closed

Contact : +91 9116630655

Email : info@drakangshasharma.com


Panchsheel Enclave, Basement, 121, Mata Colony,
Jaipur, Rajasthan 302018

Clinic Timings

Mon to Sat : 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Sunday : Closed

Contact : +91 9116630655

Email : info@drakangshasharma.com