Buccal Fat Pad Removal in LA


Facial contouring surgery is now at the forefront of technology, allowing plastic surgeons to carefully sculpt genetic features of the face with minimally-invasive approaches such as Nano-Threads™ or lower face sculpting with buccal fat removal surgery. Buccal fat pad removal is a minor surgical procedure that sculpts cheek fat so that the lower face is not so prominent. This is ideal for men and women who desire a V-lift technique to tighten the lower face, jawline, and cheeks. 

Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is an experienced Beverly Hills plastic surgeon with an outstanding aesthetic eye. He performs buccal fat pad surgery with precise surgical technique to enhance the lower face contour and refine the upper cheek to jowl ratio. Buccal fat pad surgery is an advanced technique that can reduce jowl projection, enhance upper cheek fullness, and highlight the V-lift appearance of the face. 


Buccal fat removal is an excellent treatment for patients who have excessive jowling and fullness of the cheeks. Colloquially, one would consider these patients as having 'chubby cheeks.' Although the benefits of facial volumization are many, our office carefully selects those patient who have excessive fat to the point that it may overbalance the cheeks and mid-face. Once you schedule an appointment for buccal fat removal in our Santa Monica or Beverly Hills plastic surgery offices, you will have the chance to meet with Dr. Karamanoukian and discuss your surgical candidacy for the procedure. 



Many people feel insecure about having chubby cheeks. The goal of buccal fat removal is to thin the cheeks and give the face a more defined look. ——————————————— 🐹 Although a face that is naturally soft and filled out is considered youthful, some people find that their face feels too full, even chubby. The buccal fat removal procedure removes the buccal fat pad, located in the cheek hollow area. The size of the buccal fat pad varies with each individual patient. ——————————————— 💉 We use local anesthetic to numb the area, then we make a small incision to isolate the fat pad and remove the excess buccal fat. The patient is awake during the procedure. ——————————————— Buccal fat pad extraction surgery is typically not performed in people with thin, narrow faces as removal of the fat may cause the face to look more gaunt with age. ——————————————— You may be a good candidate for buccal fat removal if: 1️⃣ you are physically healthy and at a stable weight. 2️⃣ you have realistic expectations 3️⃣ you are a nonsmoker 4️⃣ you are bothered by the appearance of your chubby cheeks ——————————————— 🤕 This procedure has minimal downtime. ——————————————— If you are interested in buccal fat removal, give us a call at: ☎️ (310) 998-5533 or send us an email at: 📧 kareskin.am@gmail.com to make an appointment ——————————————— 💙Hope to see you soon!💙 ——————————————— Montana Avenue Center 804 7th Street Santa Monica, CA 90403 Raffy Karamanoukian, MD FACS Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Kare Plastic Surgery & Skin Health Center

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Most patients undergo Buccal Fat surgery in an outpatient setting in our Santa Monica or Beverly Hills plastic surgery practices. Once the surgery is complete, you will remain in the recovery area to assess the degree of swelling. Most commonly, patients will have only mild to moderate swelling immediately after surgery.
We encourage patients to avoid strenuous activity, keep the head elevated, and massage the cheeks daily to reduce swelling. Pain and discomfort is usually minimal after surgery, rarely requiring analgesics.
Dr. Karamanoukian carefully places one single dissolvable stitch on each side and these dissolve on their own within a few days after surgery. Our office will schedule a post-treatment follow-up appointment after surgery. 


Our clinicians are experienced in Buccal Fat Removal surgery and can optimize your results with superb clinical skills and a comprehensive approach to care. We offer consultations in Beverly Hills and Santa Monica. Please call (310) 998-5533 to schedule a personalized consultation with Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian. 

Buccal fat pad removal in Santa Monica at Kare Plastic Surgery


Jawline contouring is a very popular treatment in our office using fillers and Ultherapy. Fillers can add definition to the jawline, marionette lines, and angle of the jaw to give your lower face a sharper, more sculpted look. The addition of Ultherapy, Exilis Elite, Venus Viva, or Sublime RF can add more definition to the upper neck by tightening the muscle and tissue.