Enhance Your Facial Contours with Buccal Fat Removal

Strategically located to serve San Francisco and the Bay Area, Dr. Conderman offers buccal Fat Removal, also known as buccal lipectomy or buccal fat contouring, a procedure designed to reduce lower-cheek fullness, providing patients with a more sculpted appearance.

Understanding Buccal Fat Removal

The appearance of excess lower-cheek volume may be attributed to the buccal fat pad, a pocket of fatty tissue located beneath the cheekbone. Buccal lipectomy is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of a portion of this fat pad resulting in more defined contours and a slimmer facial appearance. This procedure can be done safely under local anesthesia and takes approximately 45 minutes.

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Good Candidates for Buccal Fat Removal

If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your face due to excess cheek fat and seek a long-lasting solution, you may be an ideal candidate for buccal lipectomy. Suitable candidates should have realistic expectations and be in good overall health. Non-smokers are the preferred candidates, and smokers should cease smoking several weeks prior to and after the surgery.  Furthermore, many patients seeking buccal fat reduction bite their cheeks and this can be another indication for this procedure.


The first step involves a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Christian Conderman. With his extensive experience in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Conderman is a highly qualified choice for this procedure.

During the consultation, you and Dr. Conderman will discuss your aesthetic goals for buccal fat removal. A thorough physical examination will be conducted, and your complete medical history, including current medications, supplements, allergies, and past procedures, will be reviewed. These factors can influence the details of your surgical plan.

Dr. Conderman will provide a detailed overview of the surgery, including information about preparation and the post-operative recovery process. This is the perfect opportunity to ask any questions or seek clarification.

Once Dr. Conderman has tailored a surgical plan to your unique needs and goals, a surgery date will be scheduled.

What to Expect in the Procedure

This cheek contouring surgery begins with the administration of local anesthesia to ensure the area is numb and the procedure is pain-free for the patient. 

Dr. Conderman will then make a small incision within the inner cheek, providing access to the buccal fat pad. By applying pressure to the pad, it is exposed, and excess fat is skillfully removed. The incision is subsequently closed using dissolvable sutures.

Buccal Lipectomy Recovery

Following your buccal lipectomy procedure, a liquid diet is recommended during the initial recovery and will be on a number of oral medications as well as a mouth rinse after meals.  While there is not much discomfort after the procedure and you can return to normal activities after 7-10 days, it may take up to 6 weeks before the results of the procedure are visible. Bruising and swelling are common after the procedure but will gradually subside.

The Cost of Buccal Fat Removal

The total cost of a buccal lipectomy is determined based on various factors, including the anticipated duration of the surgical procedure, anesthesia fees, and the use of specialized techniques. Please discuss with us during your consultation to learn more about the cost associated with your procedure.

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For more information about buccal fat removal in Walnut Creek and the San Francisco Bay Area and to schedule a consultation with Dr. Christian Conderman, please contact our office. Dr. Conderman is dedicated to addressing your questions and providing detailed insights into the buccal lipectomy procedure. Initiate your journey toward enhanced facial contours and a more sculpted appearance today.