Buccal Fat Reduction

Buccal Fat Reduction

When to consider a buccal fat reduction?

You might consider buccal fat reduction if you have certain aesthetic concerns regarding your facial structure, especially related to the cheeks. Here are some situations where buccal fat reduction might be appropriate:

Overly Full Cheeks

If you have full, round cheeks that give a "chipmunk" appearance and you desire a more sculpted facial contour.

Prominent Nasolabial Folds

When the buccal fat pads are large, they can accentuate nasolabial folds (the creases from the sides of the nose to the mouth), which some people might find unflattering.

Desire for a Slimmer Facial Appearance

For individuals seeking a slimmer, more contoured facial profile, reducing the buccal fat can create this effect.

Persistent Chubby Cheeks Despite Weight Loss

In cases where weight loss has not led to a reduction in facial fullness, buccal fat removal can be considered to achieve a slimmer face.

Facial Asymmetry Related to Buccal Fat

If one side of the face has more prominent buccal fat leading to asymmetry, this procedure might help balance the facial appearance.

Ultimately, the decision to undergo buccal fat reduction is a personal one. During your consultation, Dr. Brandt will assess your unique situation, discuss your options, and guide you towards the most suitable treatment plan to achieve your desired results. This individualized approach ensures that the procedure aligns with your specific aesthetic goals and facial structure, while also taking into account your overall health and expectations. Dr. Brandt’s expertise will be invaluable in helping you make an informed decision about whether buccal fat reduction is the right choice for you.

What is a buccal fat reduction?

Buccal fat reduction is a cosmetic procedure aimed at thinning the cheeks by removing excess buccal fat pads. Ideal for individuals with overly full cheeks, this minimally invasive surgery involves small incisions inside the mouth, leading to a more sculpted facial appearance without visible scarring. It’s crucial to consult with a qualified surgeon to ensure suitability and understand the potential outcomes and risks involved.

Who is a good candidate for a Buccal fat reduction?

A good candidate for buccal fat reduction typically includes individuals who:

If you feel that reducing the fullness in your cheeks could enhance your facial contours and rejuvenate your appearance, then you may be a good candidate for buccal fat reduction. However, it’s important to remember that this self-assessment is not a conclusive diagnostic tool. For a professional evaluation and personalized recommendations, scheduling a consultation with Dr. Brandt is advisable. He will carefully assess your unique facial structure, discuss your concerns and objectives, and offer expert advice on whether buccal fat reduction or alternative treatments would be most suitable for you.

What does a buccal fat reduction address?

Buccal fat reduction specifically addresses:

What does a buccal fat reduction not address?

Buccal fat reduction is a specific cosmetic procedure focusing on reducing the volume of the buccal fat pads in the cheeks to create a more sculpted facial appearance. However, there are several things that buccal fat reduction does not address:

What to expect during recovery from a buccal fat reduction?

Recovery from buccal fat reduction typically involves the following:

What are the risks of a buccal fat reduction?

Buccal fat reduction, like any surgical procedure, carries certain risks and potential complications, including:


As with any surgery, there's a risk of infection at the incision sites, especially since the incisions are inside the mouth.


There's a possibility of asymmetrical results if the fat is unevenly removed or due to individual healing differences.

Damage to Facial Nerves

There's a small risk of damage to facial nerves, which can affect facial expressions or sensation.

Excessive Bleeding or Hematoma

While uncommon, there is a risk of bleeding during or after surgery, leading to a hematoma.

Swelling and Bruising

Normal side effects like swelling and bruising can sometimes be more severe or last longer than expected.

Unsatisfactory Results

Some patients may not be satisfied with the outcome, which could be due to unrealistic expectations or variations in the healing process.

Why choose Dr. Brandt for your Buccal fat reduction?

Choosing Dr. Brandt for buccal fat reduction could be a wise decision due to his specialized expertise in facial cosmetic procedures, extensive experience, and a high rate of patient satisfaction. His approach is personalized, ensuring that each patient’s unique facial structure and aesthetic goals are carefully considered. Dr. Brandt’s use of advanced surgical techniques, along with his professional credentials and strong safety record, further reinforce his competence. The thoroughness of his consultations, where he explains the procedure in detail, addresses any concerns, and sets realistic expectations, helps build patient confidence. Additionally, his commitment to post-operative care and availability for follow-up questions or concerns make him a reliable choice for those seeking a precise and safe buccal fat reduction procedure.