Buccal Fat Pad Excision

Plastic Surgeon serving Baltimore, Columbia, Owings Mills and Towson, MD

Are you unhappy with chubby cheeks? If so, buccal fat pad removal may be the right facial cosmetic surgery for you. A board-certified plastic surgeon serving Baltimore and all of the surrounding areas, Dr. Adam Basner can determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure. He has many years of experience and wants to help you get the final result that will allow you to feel the most confident. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Basner, please call our office at (410) 616-3000.

What is Buccal Fat Pad Excision?

This facial procedure reduces the appearance of prominent cheek fat, which may be causing you to feel like you have "chubby cheeks" or "chipmunk cheeks." This chubby cheek issue is caused by an excessively large buccal fat pad, which is usually a hereditary trait. Removing the fat pad results in a pleasingly angular facial appearance with a defined contour.

Because buccal fat pad excision is generally a minimally invasive procedure, it is well-suited to being combined with other facial procedures to create the overall effect you want. Some of the procedures it is commonly combined with include:

Dr. Basner can help you decide if a combined surgical approach can meet your expectations and achieve your goals.

What to expect from Buccal Fat Pad Removal

Dr. Basner is experienced in removing the buccal fat pad to reveal a more pleasing, better defined facial shape. This procedure is performed with IV general anesthesia. The fat pad is removed through an incision made inside your mouth. The results should be immediately apparent, and they will continue to improve as swelling dissipates and your skin conforms to the new facial shape.

To schedule a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Basner to find out if buccal fat pad excision is the right way to create the facial shape you want, please call The Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland at (410) 616-3000.