Buccal Fat Removal in Los Angeles

Show Your Cheeky Side

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7 to 14 days

Sessions Needed

1, which may be in conjunction with other treatments

Results Duration


Define Your Cheek Contour With Buccal Fat Removal

Just because your aunt loved to pinch your “chubby cheeks” as a kid doesn’t mean you want to give her the opportunity now! Love her to pieces, but it’s time your cheeks allowed your inner beauty to come out and play.

Buccal fat removal helps women and men improve facial contour and redefine their cheeks. Whether you have overly chubby cheeks or a face more rounded than your aesthetic requires, Younique can remove some of that fat pad found between your facial muscles for more cheekbone definition and a slimmer face.

Buccal fat removal can also help address drooping cheeks as part of facial rejuvenation!


What it Treats

  • Chubby cheeks
  • Lack of facial contour

Benefits of Buccal Fat Removal in Los Angeles

Aesthetic Definition

Want more definition to those cheekbones and a slimmer face? Buccal fat removal is perfect for achieving this look!

Complementary Procedure

We often perform a buccal fat removal alongside other surgical procedures like facelifts, chin liposuctions, and rhinoplasties. We can also pair it with nonsurgical treatments like Botox or lip augmentations!

Facial Feminization

For women pursuing an overall more feminine look, buccal fat removal can put you one step closer to an even more feminized appearance.

The Buccal Fat Removal Process

What to Expect



It starts with a personal consultation with your trained and licensed Younique provider. During this one-on-one, they’ll discuss your concerns, your goals for treatment, and your medical history. If your provider determines that buccal fat removal is a good fit for you, your surgery can be scheduled and you’ll be filled in on the pre-surgery preparation details.



Your outpatient buccal fat removal in Los Angeles will take approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour, which means after you are done, you’ll be able to go home! After the treatment area has been cleansed, your surgeon will mark the buccal fat targets with a pen before putting you under local or general anesthesia. The surgeon will then make an incision on the inside of your cheek and use a suction device to remove the buccal fat pad. Scarring isn’t visible, and most patients return to normal activities as early as the next day.



If we use general anesthesia for your buccal fat removal procedure, you’ll need someone to give you transportation home. You’ll probably experience swelling and soreness around the treatment area directly afterward. This will dissipate over time, usually taking about 2 to 4 weeks for full healing. After 2 months or so, your cheeks should appear leaner and your cheekbones more defined.

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Dr. Youssef is a leader and mentor to the community of cosmetic surgery and trains experts at conferences around the globe.

Our surgery and medical spa facilities are fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Healthcare (AAAHC). Each Younique location offers state-of-the-art equipment, pre & post op surgery centers, and an onsite recovery center for your cosmetic surgery procedures.

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Buccal Fat Removal Near You

Our two locations, in Santa Monica and Oxnard, serve those cities along with Los Angeles, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and the surrounding areas. We also cater to patients from around the country for their cosmetic surgery needs.

Dr. Youssef started and opened his flagship Santa Monica offices in 2004, as the start of his career in medical aesthetics. In 2021, he opened the second Younique Surgery Center and Med Spa facility in Oxnard, CA.

About Younique Surgery Center & Medical Spa

We welcome patients from Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Oxnard, and many other cities in Southern California and across the country. Contact us anytime with your questions and concerns. We’re here to help!

At Younique, we consider you to be a part of our family. Dr. Youssef and our staff have performed over 35,000 successful procedures, providing the best results with the latest techniques for health, wellness, and beauty. Just walk in and let the youth begin.