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Buccal Fat Removal

Buccal fat removal is a plastic surgical procedure that effectively aims at slimming the mid part of the face. It will narrow the lower face and can feminise the face in those that have wider facial features. In males, a buccal fat removal can slim the face.

The buccal fat is deep tissue fat that cushions the deep facial muscles during chewing and talking. The fat is deep within layer 4, see diagram below.

Surgical Information

Buccal fat is therefore removed from the inside of the mouth. This way the scar is hidden inside the mouth and the fat is accessed protecting the nerve.

Buccal fat varies in most patients but it is important to not remove all of it, otherwise you can appear too hollow and even skeletal.

The average removal equates to around “two to three mentos” sized fat globules from each side.

Artiste Plastic Surgery - Buccal Fat Removal and Jawline Slimming
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Jawline Slimming

Buccal fat removal can be combined with neck liposuction (link to Neck sculpt on the neck lift page) to slim the lower jaw lines and the lower face. This is often done in younger patients to rejuvenate and glamorise your look.
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Before After

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