Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Serving Baltimore, Columbia, Owings Mills, Towson, Nearby Maryland & Lower Pennsylvania

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 Removal?

Also called a buccal lipectomy, this facial procedure reduces the appearance of prominent fat in the cheek area, 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. The buccal fat pad removal procedure results in a pleasingly angular facial appearance with a defined contour.

before and after buccal fat pad excision - female patientBecause buccal fat pad surgery 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.

female buccal fat removal patient - before and afterWhat 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 buccal fat removal procedure is performed with IV general anesthesia. The buccal 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.

If you are interested in buccal fat pad removal, Baltimore is home to one of the best cosmetic surgeons in Maryland. To schedule a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Basner to find out if buccal fat pad surgery is the right way to create the facial shape you want, please call The Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland at 410-616-3000.