Buccal Fat Removal Bellevue

Buccal fat removal is a procedure that reduces the fat under the cheeks to slim down the round face and shape the cheeks inward.

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Buccal Fat Removal Technique

The Buccal fat is removed from an incision within the mouth on either side. The fat is then exposed and removed. The wound is then closed. The amount of fat removed is  variable. IT is important to remember that as we age the buccal fat reduces. Therefore removal of too much fat at the time of surgery can result in a hollow look later in age.


Round Face or puffy cheeks who desire a slimmer face are candidates. The candidate should be in relatively good health.

Postoperative Recovery after Buccal Fat Removal

This is a same day procedure. The sutures placed are absorbable and will dissolve on their own. There may be swelling and bruising early on. Avoid hard food in the area for the first week. Return to work within a week.

Buccal Fat Removal Cost

Cost of the procedure is based on 1. Anesthesia Fees 2. Facility Fees and 3. Surgeon Fees.

Range is variable based from $2800 to $3500 USD for all combined charges. Prices may vary based on length of time and complexity of the case. Pricing includes all follow up appointments and care. There are no hidden fees.

Buccal Fat Removal Complications

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Asymmetry
  • Numbness
  • Nerve Injury
  • Wound Breakdown

With any surgical procedure complications can occur, but are generally low. We encourage that you ask about complications during your visit with Dr. Parikh. Dr. Parikh will ensure that your safety is first and discuss any concern in great detail that is tailored to your specific medical history.

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Aesthetic Facial Body Plastic Surgery

Dr. Rikesh T. Parikh, MD

1810 116th Ave NE, Suite 102, Bellevue, WA 98004