Buccal fat removal is a surgical procedure that is used to reduce the appearance of prominent “chipmunk cheeks”.
The Buccal Fat Removal Procedure
This procedure reduces the fullness in the lower cheek by removing “fat pads”, providing patients with a slimmer, smoother cheek; and restoring a youthful appearance.
The ideal candidate for surgery will be an individual with excessive fullness in the lower cheek area. A consultation appointment with our surgeon Prof Dr Wilson Grigolli will be set up prior to scheduling the Buccal Fat Removal. During this visit, he will perform a brief physical examination, review medical history, listen to a patient’s hopes for the surgery, and further explain the procedure’s details. If a patient is considered the right fit for a Buccal Fat Removal, and individual surgical plan will be established.
The procedure is performed under local anaesthetic and it takes approximately one hour to complete. There is very little downtime after a Buccal Fat Removal procedure. Only minor swelling and bruising may occur; the recovery is also relatively pain-free. Most patients will feel and look well enough to return to work the following day.
Results from a Buccal Fat Removal will be immediately noticeable, but as the swelling fully dissipates, the complete results will be apparent.
There is no visible scarring after a Buccal Fat Removal, as Prof Dr Grigolli will only use intra-oral (inside the cheek) incisions.
Buccal Fat Removal Pricing and Cost
The cost for buccal fat removal can vary from €1500-2900.
Our specialist surgeon Dr. Wilson Grigolli will determine the exact cost during your consultation.
The cost for the consultation is €150.
Before & After Buccal Fat Removal