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Buccal Fat Removal

Roundness or fullness in the face can be caused by buccal fat pads, which are located in the central part of the cheek and can vary in size, affecting the overall shape of the face. If you wish correct roundness or fullness, a quick surgical procedure carried out by our experienced Plastic Surgeons can remove the buccal fat pads to achieve the desired shape. This is done via small incisions made inside the mouth to contour and thin the face, requiring local anaesthetic and sedation.

Approx. recovery time
5-7 days

Return to work

5 days

1

Consultation

Book a 1 hour consultation with Dr. Andreas Androulakakis.

2

Procedure

On the day the procedure takes approx. 1 hour.

3

Aftercare

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About

Buccal fat removal, also known as cheek reduction surgery, is a cosmetic procedure aimed at reducing the volume of the cheeks by removing a portion of the buccal fat pads located in the mid to lower part of the cheeks.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The surgeon will make a small incision, Inside the mouth along the lower gum line, to access the buccal fat pads. The incision is usually about 1-2 cm in length and is inconspicuous.

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The surgeon will then gently tease apart the buccal fat pads from the surrounding tissues and carefully remove an appropriate amount of fat to achieve the desired reduction in cheek volume. The amount of fat removed will be determined based on the patient's facial anatomy, desired outcome, and the surgeon's judgment.

DR. ANDREAS ANDROULAKAKIS

M.D Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Cosmetic and Reconstructive

Dr. Andreas Androulakakis stands at the helm of Galen. His founding vision for a centre of holistic health is rooted in the belief that wellbeing comes from full enjoyment of the human experience as much as it benefits from medical science.

As a Plastic Surgeon and Aesthetic Doctor, recognised around the world, his devotion to realising the wellbeing goals of his patients has remained consistent throughout his extensive career. Specialising in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, for which he receives consistently high client satisfaction rates, over the years he has developed a significant interest in Aesthetic Medicine.