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Buccal Fat Pad Excision


Buccal fat pad excision is a highly effective option for slimming full cheeks and achieving a more sculpted look for the lower face. Also referred to as a buccal lipectomy, this procedure targets the buccal fat pads positioned under the muscles of the lower cheek. In most cases, the size of the buccal fat pads is related to genetics, not overall fitness. Individuals of all body types can have large buccal fat pads, resulting in fuller cheeks. Our excision process removes a grape-sized portion of fat from the inside of your cheek, creating a slimmer appearance.

The effects of buccal fat pad excision are permanent. The fat does not return over time. As with all cosmetic procedures and treatments, results may vary depending on the individual patient’s physiology and healing abilities.


  • 1- Consultation with Dr. Leif Rogers
  • 2- Create a customized surgical plan
  • 3- Take pre-op photos
  • 4- Meet with our practice manager
  • 5- Schedule surgery with our surgical coordinator
  • 6- Obtain surgical clearance from your family doctor
  • 7- Return to the office for a pre-op before surgery
  • 8- Have surgery
  • 9- Return to the office for your post op visit

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