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Everything You Need to Know About Buccal Fat Removal

Do you want sky-high cheekbones and a chiseled jawline? Here’s why you must consider buccal fat removal at Biolite.

Buccal fat removal is trending all over social media. Are you wondering what this celebrity-favorite procedure is and if you should get it? Here’s a quick guide on this ultimate cheek-defining procedure.

What is buccal fat removal?

Buccal fat removal, also known as cheek reduction or buccal lipectomy, is a cosmetic procedure used to improve facial features by minimizing fullness in the lower cheeks. But how does it work? A circular mass of fat called the buccal fat pad is present in the center of your cheek. It is in the hollow space below your cheekbone, between the facial muscles. The size of your buccal fat pads determines the shape of your face. In order to accentuate your facial bone structure, particularly your cheekbones and the hollowed-out areas between your cheeks and jawline, this procedure removes the fat from this area of your face. It is an excellent option for people seeking a slimmer, more contoured appearance.

What are the different types of buccal fat removal?

When we hear buccal fat removal, the first thing that comes to mind is surgery. But that does not mean you can not get a chiseled face without going under the knife. Here are three different approaches to buccal fat removal that you can try:

Surgical buccal fat removal

This traditional approach surgically removes buccal fat from your cheeks. If you are looking for a qualified plastic surgeon for this procedure, you must consult Dr. Samer Bassilios Habre at Biolite. He is a European board-certified plastic surgeon and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery with years of American and European experience. Dr. Samer will discuss your goals and objectives during a consultation before the surgical procedure. He will assess the structure of your face to decide how much fat needs to be removed.

Non-surgical buccal fat removal

Do you want to define your cheekbones without going under the knife? Thankfully, there are a plethora of non-surgical buccal fat removal options. The popularity of these procedures is increasing rapidly due to their minimal invasiveness and shorter recovery periods. Here are some popular non-surgical buccal fat removal procedures:

  • Combination of RF and Morpheus8

This cutting-edge radiofrequency (RF) microneedling procedure combines microneedling with fractional radiofrequency energy. It helps tighten the skin, define the face's contours and stimulate collagen formation.

  • Monopolar RF

You can accentuate your cheekbones and jawline with the help of Monopolar RF therapy, which uses radiofrequency energy to target and heat the deeper skin layers to encourage collagen remodeling and skin tightening.

  • BioLiftRF

BioLiftRF is a non-invasive process that combines radiofrequency and microcurrent technology to enhance overall facial features, increase skin elasticity and remove excess facial fat.

The results of these non-surgical procedures are not as dramatic as those of surgical buccal fat removal. You will notice a gradual improvement in facial contour over time since they are carried out in a series of sessions.

Holistic approach

If you are looking for a holistic approach to buccal fat removal, you can consider manual facial massage to get rid of excess buccal fat. Buccal fat reduction using a holistic approach comprises manual facial massage techniques, particularly lymphatic facial massage. By removing extra fluid and toxins from the face, this procedure helps to reduce puffiness and provide a more sculpted appearance.

Do you want to learn more about buccal fat removal and which approach is right for you? Contact us today to schedule your consultation. You can speak to us on +971 4 346 6641, email on, or schedule an appointment here.

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