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Fullness in the cheeks can cause many people to feel self-conscious. If you desire a slimmer facial appearance, Buccal Fat Pad Removal is an effective surgical enhancement procedure that eliminates excess fat to reveal higher cheekbones and a more defined jawline. Whether due to genetics or weight gain, these fat pads can be resistant to diet and exercise; however Buccal Fat Pad Removal contours the face into a more sculpted, refined look.


  • Slimmed-down appearance
  • Balanced facial proportions
  • Improved cheek definition

"Am I the right candidate?"

  • You dislike the prominence or fullness of your chubby, “chipmunk cheeks”
  • The excess cheek fat is above the mandible border or jawline and towards the front of the face
  • You have a fuller, rounder face and prefer a more chiseled appearance



  • TIME: The procedure takes 30 minutes to 1 hour to complete
  • COSTS: The cost of this procedure may vary from patient to patient depending on various factors such as type of correction, surgical fees, and anesthesia fees. A detailed quote will be provided during your consultation.
  • The patient is awake during the outpatient, in-office procedure. Local anesthetic like novocaine is used or patients can go under general anesthesia (twilight) if preferred
  • The procedure is performed from inside the mouth without any external incisions


  • Minimal discomfort as patient is numbed prior to procedure
  • Patients may experience pain, bleeding, infection, swelling, mild asymmetry, temporary numbness


  • The outcome of this procedure is permanent.
  • No visible scarring
  • Minimal downtime, usually patients take a day off of work
  • Discomfort is managed with medication. Swelling peaks at about the third day and then continues to fade over the next 7-10 days.
  • Exercise within a week


Dr. Chopra gives you the “Power to Re-Imagine Yourself” with the ENVISION Consultation. During your one-on-one consultation, Dr. Chopra will discuss long term goals, an artistic treatment strategy alongside risks, benefits, and costs.

  • Avoid certain medications including over the counter painkillers and other drugs that are known blood thinners. Blood thinners can lead to severe complications during surgery and recovery and are advised against during all surgeries
  • Patients who smoke should plan to quit for several months before and after. Smoke inhibits the bloods oxygen supply, which can also cause severe problems during surgery and cause the recovery period to be prolonged.