Buccal Fat Removal

Buccal Fat Pad Removal

Buccal fat pad (Bichat’s fat pad) removal, also known as Bichectomy, is a procedure to eliminate the fat in the lower face that otherwise can not be reduced. A cosmetic surgical procedure that is quick with minimal downtime and instant results.

If you are unhappy with your “chubby cheeks” or desire a more sculpted face, Buccal fat pad removal may be the treatment for you! The procedure is performed under local or general anesthesia. Dr. Macias will create a small incision on the inner cheek and access the fat once it has been excised. Dr. Macias will place 2 small sutures to conslude the procedure. With the procedure, the following are achieved:

  • Slimmer face
  • Slimmer cheeks
  • Cheek bones appear higher
  • Sculpted shape of face

With immediately notable results and minimal downtime Dr. Macias is able to give you natural results and a sculpted face you will love!


Recovery is typically 5 days but can vary per patient. While results are instantly notable, the swelling will continue to subside throughout time allowing you to see full results 6-8 weeks later.

Buccal fat pad removal is often performed in conjunction with other non-surgical treatments depending on your specific needs.