What is Buccal Fat Pad Removal?

Buccal fat pad removal, also known as cheek reduction surgery, is a cosmetic procedure that involves the removal of excess fat pads in the cheeks. The buccal fat pads are located in the lower part of the cheeks, and their removal can help create a more sculpted and contoured facial appearance.

Buccal Fat Pad Removal with Dr Turner

During the procedure, small incisions are made on the inside of the mouth, allowing the surgeon to access and remove the buccal fat pads. The amount of fat removed will depend on the individual’s desired outcome and facial structure. By reducing the volume of the buccal fat pads, the procedure can help achieve a slimmer and more defined facial contour.

Am I a suitable candidate for Buccal Fat Pad Removal?

Buccal fat pad removal is typically performed on individuals who have naturally round or chubby cheeks and desire a more angular or sculpted look. It is important to consult with a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon to determine if you are a suitable candidate for the procedure and to discuss your specific goals and expectations.
While buccal fat pad removal can provide long-lasting results, it is essential to keep in mind that the natural aging process and lifestyle factors can affect the appearance of the face over time. Dr Turner, and our team of professionals will provide you with detailed pre- and post-operative instructions to ensure a smooth recovery and optimal outcome.

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How long does Buccal Fat Pad Removal last?

Buccal fat pad removal can provide long-lasting results; however, it is important to understand that the aging process and individual factors can still affect the appearance of the face over time. When the buccal fat pads are removed, the reduction in volume and slimmer facial contour achieved through the procedure are generally considered permanent. The removed fat pads do not grow back, so the immediate change in facial appearance can be long-lasting.

It is worth noting that the aging process, weight fluctuations, and other factors can still impact the overall look of the face. Over time, natural changes in facial fat distribution and skin elasticity may occur, potentially affecting the results of the buccal fat pad removal. However, these changes are generally gradual and may not fully reverse the initial improvement achieved through the procedure.
To maintain the results and promote overall facial rejuvenation, it is essential to follow a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet, regular exercise, and skincare routine. Additionally, periodic consultations with Dr Turner, or one of our cosmetic professionals, will help to assess any changes and determine if further treatments or adjustments are necessary to maintain your desired facial appearance.

Next Steps

Your Cosmetic Plastic surgery consultation

During your consultation, Dr Turner will discuss your goals, and provide an in-depth explanation of your desired surgery and what that means for you. He can also discuss different surgical techniques, benefits, and risks of procedures available.

Most importantly, however, this is the time for you to have all of your questions answered and to be completely listened to and understood by your surgeon. We ask that you please come prepared with any questions you may have for Dr Turner, and look forward to discussing your individualised plan.



Ensure you have done your research, both on your desired surgery, as well as your surgeon.


Book a consultation

Submit an enquiry through our website or give us a call before booking your consultation. To ensure you are a suitable candidate for your desired procedure, Dr Turner asks to review your images before making a booking. This saves time and money if you are not a suitable candidate, in which case our lovely team will help direct you to an alternative procedure.


Meet with Dr Turner

Once your images have been approved and your consultation has been booked, we ask that you prepare any questions you may have for Dr Turner, as well as some images of desired outcomes for your surgery, this helps ensure you and Dr Turner are on the same page when discussing realistic results.


More questions?

Looking for more information before your consultation? You can book an additional 15min complimentary consultation with one of our patient liaisons here https://calendly.com/patients-bookings/patient-consult?month=2023-02


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About Dr Scott Turner FRACS (Plas) – Specialist Plastic Surgeon

Dr Scott J Turner has spent a lifetime acquiring the qualifications, education, training, and hands-on surgical experience to perform superior cosmetic plastic surgery to give you  beautiful results. He is one of Sydney’s great Specialist Plastic Surgeons with a focus on face surgeries in New South Wales.
Achieving this personal goal requires not only in-depth knowledge of human anatomy and refined surgical techniques but an ongoing commitment to learning the latest procedures around the world. This is why Dr Turner regularly attends both local and international surgeon meetings – discussing these advances with the leaders around the world in order to offer you the most effective and safest surgical procedures. 
Dr Turner and his highly trained staff will do everything to ensure that you are fully informed, while providing exceptional cosmetic plastic surgery, in a personal and caring environment.