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Buccal Fat Removal

Buccal fat removal is a surgical treatment to address unwanted facial fat from inside the mouth, improving contour and facial proportions.
Prices from £2,775
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What is buccal fat removal?

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Buccal fat removal addresses the unwanted deep fat of the face improving facial contour and proportions. It is a gentle, precise and tissue-sparing procedure for facial contouring and rejuvenation. The surgery is effective for improving facial proportions, soft-tissue asymmetries and age-related lower facial heaviness.

Flat cheek-bones can be built out by inserting implants over the cheek bones. We also offer vaser liposuction as an alternative.

What is buccal fat?

Facial fat is composed of multiple fat compartments, arranged in deep and superficial layers. They are separated by connective tissue, forming well-defined anatomical units - known as ‘fat pads’. Their function is to provide insulation and structural support throughout the facial soft-tissues.

The adipose compartments change throughout life, some are prone to deflation (fat atrophy), whilst others may gain in volume (fat hypertrophy). These volumetric changes are reflected in the contours of the face and will determine how individual regions develop with ageing.

The buccal fat pad is a deep fat compartment that extends from the upper mid-face to the lower face (next to the mouth). Due to the elongated shape, it is prone to a downward volume-shift within the compartment. This may result in fat accumulation and potentially a bulge in the lower cheek, next to the mouth.

Buccal fat removal procedure

Procedure Time

30 minutes



Nights in Hospital


Pain and Discomfort

3 - 7 days

Risks - Common

Bruising, swelling, temporary numbness

Risks - Uncommon

Infection, asymmetry, bleeding, permanent numbness, nerve damage

Follow-up Appointments

1 week, 3 months (after surgery)

Time Off Work

1 week

Sports and Exercise

2 weeks post-op - walking, 4 weeks post-op - everything


12 weeks until final result
No visible scar

Is buccal fat removal safe?

Buccal fat removal is generally a very safe procedure - it is minimally invasive and can be performed under local anaesthetic, reducing the associated risks with general anaesthetic. However, if you experience any of the following symptoms, you should call the clinic straight away:

  • Excessive bleeding.
  • Any signs of infection.
  • Asymmetrical results or if they are not healing well.
  • If you notice an unusual taste in your mouth.

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How much does buccal fat removal cost?

Buccal fat pad excision

From £2,775

If you are a prospective patient, please download the informed consent form below. This includes information about the treatment, potential risks and contraindications.

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