Buccal Fat Removal for Men in NYC

Buccal Fat Removal for Men in NYC

What is Buccal Fat Removal?

Buccal Fat Removal is an extraction of the excess fat pads (buccal fat pad) in the cheeks. This surgery is perfect for men in NYC who find themselves to have chubby cheeks and round faces. The excess fat can be due to stubborn baby fat, weight gain, genetics, or aging. The removal of the buccal fat pad will thin the cheeks in the hallowed areas of the face. The goal of this procedure is to reshape the facial contour and enhance facial contouring for a leaner, more desirable appearance.

How is Buccal Fat Removal Performed?

The surgery is performed under the cheekbones inside the mouth. The procedure begins with the patients given local anesthesia. Then, with one minor incision, NYC board-certified surgeon Dr. Steinbrech will gently remove the buccal fat pad. Once it is removed, the incision will be closed with dissolvable stitches. The whole procedure itself takes only about 30 to 60 minutes. However, if a patient chooses to add another facial procedure, it will take longer.

Buccal Fat Removal Benefits

Buccal Fat Removal improves:

  • Cheek definition
  • Facial contour
  • Facial structure and appearance
  • Self-confidence and self-esteem


Many patients in NYC choose Buccal Fat Removal because of the placement of the procedure, and it’s dissolvable stitches. Since the procedure is performed inside the mouth, there is no visible scarring to the outside cheeks.

Who Is A Good Candidate For Buccal Fat Removal?

Typically, men with already thin and narrow face structures are not recommended for this surgery. In this case, it can cause the face to look more emaciated while aging. This procedure is best for men who have stubborn baby fat and chubby cheeks (also known as chipmunk cheeks). During the consultation before the surgery, Dr. Steinbrech will determine the right amount of buccal fat to be removed for the best results.

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The best age to undergo buccal fat removal varies based on the patient and his goals. It is recommended to pursue the surgery after the face has fully developed. A fully developed face helps Dr. Steinbrech determine the right amount to remove. Overall, the procedure is urged for men who want to slim the lower cheek to enhance his facial structure.

Recovery Time

There is little to no downtime after buccal fat surgery. Patients should see results at least 3 months post-operation with minor facial swelling that can last until the first week. After one day of rest, patients can continue their regular daily activities and dieting. Since the procedure is performed in the mouth, patients are advised to use a special mouthwash to avoid infections. Antibiotics are also given to the patients to help the healing process. Patients are also able to receive pain medication should they feel discomfort.

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