Patients seeking buccal fat pad removal are looking for an accentuation in their facial features and a more prominent cheek area, more defined jawline area, and a slimmer face line.
Buccal fat pad excision is often done as a stand alone procedure. In other instances it is combined with chin and neck liposuction to further accentuate the jawline and slim the neck area. In other instances it is combined with a face lifting procedure to again achieve a more pleasing facial contour.
Like all facial plastic surgery, a detailed knowledge of facial anatomy is required to minimise any risks. There are a lot of nerves in salivary ducts around the buccal fat pad and careful extraction is possible in experienced hands while minimising risks of damage to those structures
The cost of isolated buccal fat pad excision is 3500 to $4500. The cost when combined with other procedures depends on the combination being performed.