What You Need To Know About Buccal Fat Removal

Buccal fat removal is a simple way to slim your cheeks. Yet it is one of the less known cosmetic surgeries. So what is this procedure all about?


What Is Buccal Fat?

Buccal fat that is buried deep within the cheeks, below the facial muscles, and contributes to the “chipmunk” appearance.


Buccal fat anatomy
Buccal fat is situated deep in the cheeks and can be extracted from inside the mouth

How Is Buccal Fat Removal Surgery Done?

Buccal fat removal is a 30-minute procedure that is carried out under local anaesthesia, usually in a clinic like a dental procedure. The surgery is scarless, where the fat is extracted from inside the mouth through a 1.5 cm cut.


What Is the Downtime?

Mild to moderate cheek swelling is expected after the surgery, peaking at 1-2 days after surgery. Most will look back to normal after 5 days and the final facial slimming results at around 3 months.


What Is the Cost Of Buccal Fat Removal?

The surgery usually cost between S$3000 – S$5000.


What Other Procedures are Done To Further Slim The Cheeks?

Apart from the deeper buccal fat, superficial fat just under the skin may also be responsible for chubby cheeks and this can be targeted using Vaser Liposuction or with Lipodissolve injections.

Buccal fat removal
Buccal fat removal surgery combined with double chin slimming


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