What is Buccal Fat Removal?

Chubby cheeks, commonly known as “chipmunk cheeks”, very often contribute to overly rounded cheek appearance. Chubby cheeks very often mask the contours of a beautiful upper cheekbone and lower face. Chubby cheeks can make a person look chubby even though they may have a normal body weight and/or thin body. Enlarged cheeks makes the face look wider or “fat” especially when smiling. Very often, chubby cheeks cannot not be reduced in size by simply losing weight with diet and/or exercise.

Buccal Fat Removal is a minimally invasive plastic surgery procedure that removes the fullness of the chubby cheeks. Dr. Mesa specializes in buccal fat removal under local anesthesia (without sedation or general anesthesia) to achieve a slimmer facial appearance.

Benefits of Buccal Fat Removal

  • Corrects chubby cheeks or baby face look.
  • Achieve a sculpted, athletic appearance with a more distinct facial shape.
  • Improves self-confidence and self-esteem.
  • Gives a slimmer facial appearance.
  • Enhances the contour of the cheekbones and jawbone.
  • Gives the appearance of losing weight.

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    Dr. John Mesa is a Harvard-trained, triple fellowship-trained board-certified Plastic Surgeon specialized in cosmetic plastic surgery of the face and body with offices in New York City, New Jersey and Miami.

    His finesse, artistry, and meticulous attention to detail in addition to his passion to make his patients look their best has led to a reputation for excellence in surgical technique and for results that appear refreshed, youthful, and entirely natural.

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    Patient Testimonials

    "I am thrilled with my buccal fat removal results..."


    "I am thrilled with my buccal fat removal results and I haven't even seen the final results yet! After reading several fantastic reviews about Dr. Mesa, I decided to schedule my consultation. Dr. Mesa and his staff are extremely professional and answered my questions thoroughly. His New Jersey office (he also has an office in New York) is state of the art. I was able to view pics of others who also received the buccal fat removal. Dr. Mesa and I decided that I would best benefit from Buccal Fat removal in combination with Lipo of the neck. I scheduled the appointment for my procedure, which took place right in his office..."

    - B.K.

    "Chubby face gone forever!"


    "Chubby face gone forever! I always hated my face. In general I avoid group pictures (because I cannot edit them to make my face slimmer!!!), and it stresses me out whenever I go out with my friends because I’m afraid they’ll take selfies with me. Now after my procedure, which Dr. Mesa carefully took out all the buccal fat, I smile at myself whenever I look at the mirror because I love my face!"

    - dzhao1990

    Why choose Dr. Mesa for buccal fat removal?

    Dr. Mesa is a leading cosmetic plastic surgeon practicing in NYC, with offices in New Jersey and Miami. His experience and surgical techniques have led to a reputation as being the top practitioner for cheek fat pad removal. When you’re under the care of Dr. Mesa, you can expect a different kind of experience: pleasant, warm, and completely dedicated to helping you look and feel your best. Patients trust him to achieve exceptional results, and for the strong doctor-patient bond created. As a Harvard-educated medical professional with hundreds of excellent reviews, Dr. Mesa is considered to be among the most accomplished plastic surgeons practicing in NYC and beyond.

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