These pads vary in size, and in some people, they are larger, creating a round, baby-like facial structure. Removing the fat pads can give you a more streamlined facial shape that is balanced and attractive.

Why choose us?

Dr. Hyman is a double-board-certified plastic surgeon who performs custom buccal fat removal treatments. He serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical Center and has decades of experience, having performed thousands of successful cosmetic procedures. Buccal fat removal is performed at Dr. Hyman’s state-of-the-art, in-house surgical center, not at a busy, impersonal hospital or outpatient clinic.

Your journey starts with a free consultation, during which you will have all the time you need to discuss your wishes and learn about your options. Dr. Hyman is not a stuffy, cold physician but rather a relatable person who is genuine, warm, and dedicated to serving the NYC community with integrity and outstanding skills.

The buccal fat pad removal procedure

Dr. Hyman has established a boutique practice in NYC where you will be under the care of an exceptionally accomplished plastic surgeon who focuses on delivering the highest level of personalized attention, patient safety, and elegant results. The procedure involves numbing the cheeks with a local anesthetic, making an incision within the mouth, carefully removing the fat pad, and then closing the incision with dissolvable sutures. 
In some cases, it may be more beneficial to reposition the fat pad to restore volume to thinning facial areas. Alternatively, it may be appropriate to reduce the size of the pad rather than remove it entirely. 

What is the recovery after buccal fat removal?

It is normal for the body to react to incisions with swelling or bruising. Initially, you will be on a liquid diet for 24 hrs. A full recovery is achieved at about the two-week mark, but the slimming effect can appear much earlier. Most patients return to work within a few days, some within a week.

Are you a candidate for buccal fat removal?

Many people choose to undergo this procedure to resolve the following aesthetic issues:

  • A rounder or chubby-looking lower facial structure
  • Cheekbones that are hidden due to a larger buccal fat pad
  • The face has a babyish look

If you are unhappy with your facial structure, you may be a good candidate for buccal fat removal. This procedure is most appropriate for those who have inherited a natural excessive facial fullness. Dr. Hyman will fully evaluate your facial structure and may advise you against the procedure if he believes it might leave you looking gaunt as you age.

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Your private, detailed consultation

Our private, luxury offices are located on Park Avenue in New York City, in a classic building where you will be welcomed by our friendly support staff. Schedule a complimentary initial consultation with Dr. Hyman, along with a tour of our state-of-the-art surgical center. You can expect your journey to be positive, empowering, and supportive, with buccal fat removal performed in comfort and total privacy.

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