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A More Contoured Appearance

With Buccal Fat Removal

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What is buccal fat removal?

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Many individuals with excess buccal fat often have a “chubby” or “full” face, with the buccal fat pads located in the middle portion of the face, where we commonly pinch our cheeks. Buccal fat pad removal is performed to address and improve this condition.

The procedure typically takes around 30 minutes under local anesthesia and can be combined with other cosmetic surgeries if desired. Buccal fat pad removal helps create a slimmer, more defined facial appearance with sharper contours and increased attractiveness.

Usually, the buccal fat diminishes gradually over time. Dr. Phuc Dinh often recommends individuals over the age of 30 for buccal fat pad removal.

Dr. Phuc Dinh often removes excess buccal fat during deep plane facelift surgery, which involves lifting the soft tissue of the face and reducing sagging jowls. Combining this procedure with lip and facial fillers helps enhance facial rejuvenation.

The incisions used for buccal fat removal are short (a few centimeters) and located inside the mouth, allowing for gentle extraction of the excess buccal fat. Self-absorbing sutures are used for closure.



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Dr. Phuc Dinh is a board-certified aesthetic surgeon, holding a national professional certification. He is a member of the Vietnamese Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and has studied and worked in various leading aesthetic centers worldwide.

Dr. Phuc Dinh provides a meticulous and thorough intervention process, aiming to listen, understand, and address beauty-related concerns. He strives to optimize harmonious and natural results for his patients.

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You will meet Dr. Phuc Dinh directly for the consultation and examination regarding buccal fat removal surgery. Dr. Phuc Dinh always listens to your desires and expectations for the procedure. After that, he will assess the tissue condition and explain the intervention method that will provide the best results for you. He will also address any concerns you may have, ensuring clear and detailed explanations.

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Whether you want to address the issue of “chubby cheeks” or desire to enhance the structural contours of your face, undergoing buccal fat removal with Dr. Phuc Dinh can provide aesthetic results that increase your self-confidence and satisfaction.

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Buccal fat removal is performed under local anesthesia in the cheek area. Sometimes, the doctor may also provide you with pain-relieving and sedative medication to ensure your comfort during the surgical procedure.

Dr. Phuc Dinh performs small incisions inside the mouth on each side of the cheeks. The facial muscles are then exposed to access the excess fat layer underneath. The amount of fat removed is carefully balanced to harmonize with the overall facial aesthetics.

After the buccal fat removal, Dr. Phuc Dinh uses self-absorbing sutures placed inside the mouth. This procedure does not require external sutures as the incisions heal internally.

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After the intervention, Dr. Phuc Dinh will prescribe medication and provide instructions for post-operative care to aid in your healing process. Although buccal fat removal is a minor surgical procedure, it still requires adherence to post-operative care protocols typically followed in outpatient surgical procedures.

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After the surgery, swelling and bruising can vary but are generally more manageable than procedures such as wisdom tooth extraction. Symptoms after the surgery can be well controlled with medication. Since the incisions are inside the mouth, oral hygiene is crucial, and extra caution should be taken when brushing your teeth.

You can typically return to your regular work the day after the surgery, but it is advisable to avoid strenuous activities for a few days.

The complete healing time after buccal fat removal is around 1-2 weeks. Improvements in the results can be seen after several months as the swelling subsides.

When combining buccal fat removal with other procedures such as facelift, the healing time may be longer.

It is important to take the prescribed medications and follow the doctor’s instructions to ensure a speedy recovery and prevent complications.



Dr. Phuc Dinh recommends that clients wait until their late 20s and early 30s to undergo buccal fat removal if they have the desire. In individuals below the age of 20, the buccal fat pad continues to develop.

Furthermore, the use of facial fillers is quite common in individuals over 30 years old. Therefore, if buccal fat removal is performed too early, it may require the use of fillers at a younger age.

The buccal fat pad can also be influenced by diet and exercise, but for the most part, it naturally diminishes over time.

In some cases, fillers may be needed to augment the upper cheek and lower jawline areas to improve facial contours, shifting the focus away from excess buccal fat.

Yes! Buccal fat removal can be performed in combination with procedures such as facelift and neck lift.

Additionally, it can be done in conjunction with lip and facial fillers to enhance facial contours.

When performed with an appropriate amount of fat removal, buccal fat removal will not make you look older. This procedure helps define the facial contours, specifically the cheek area.

If buccal fat removal is done too early, it can potentially result in sagging skin and a hollowed appearance.


Yes, buccal fat removal is a long-lasting procedure. The fat that is removed will not naturally regenerate. However, the fat in surrounding tissues can still develop and fill in the buccal fat pad area again if you experience significant weight gain.

Dr. Phuc Dinh always approaches each surgery with caution and meticulousness to ensure customer satisfaction with the final results.

However, if you have previously undergone buccal fat removal at another facility and wish to make changes, fillers can be used to restore volume to the cheek area.

The recovery time to resume your daily activities is typically within a few days. The complete healing process takes about one week, and the results will gradually improve over the course of a few months.

You may see immediate results after the surgery, but the outcome will continue to improve over the following days to weeks as the swelling subsides.

Some clients notice further improvements after a few months when the facial tissues have fully healed.

Buccal fat removal is suitable for those who desire to eliminate excess fat in the cheek area, addressing the concern of “chubby cheeks”. Considerations for undergoing this procedure include:

  • Excess fat in the cheek area
  • Good physical and mental health
  • Not being overweight, with a normal BMI (Body Mass Index)
  • Non-smoking or willing to quit smoking after the intervention
  • Realistic expectations regarding the outcome of the procedure

You will not be able to see any scars after buccal fat removal because the incisions are made inside the mouth.

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