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Achieve Cheek Definition

The buccal fat beneath the cheekbones makes the cheeks look plump. A round “baby face” with chubby cheeks looks adorable on children, but it can make adults feel like they are treated with less respect than they deserve. Our buccal fat pad removal in Fort Lauderdale chisels a more lean and mature-looking facial contour.

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Why Choose Our Top Aesthetics Surgeon?

Dr. Humberto Palladino, founder and lead plastic surgeon of Top Aesthetics, offers a luxury surgical practice like no other. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, carrying on his legacy of training at the Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Palladino is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and understands the intricacies of the human form, bringing expert-level precision to every aesthetic enhancement he performs in his state-of-the-art facility.


What Is Buccal Fat Pad Removal?

Buccal fat pads sit between the muscles on your face, making them easy to separate from other facial structures. Removal of buccal fat reduces the appearance of fullness on the lower face, which gives the face a slimmer, more defined contour. With more sculpted cheek angles, the face appears less puffy and childlike, and you can walk through your life more confidently.

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Candidates for Buccal Fat Reduction

Candidates for buccal fat removal have chubby or excessively puffy cheeks that give a "chipmunk" or childlike appearance to an adult face. This pocket of fat often resists at-home methods like diet and exercise, making surgical intervention the most viable route to change the facial shape.

Dr. Palladino will meet with you for a consultation to evaluate your face and determine whether buccal fat reduction surgery can help you accomplish your aesthetic goals. Together you will establish mutual expectations for the procedure's results and devise a plan to produce the desired facial contour.

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What You Can Expect


Buccal fat pad removal can be performed with local anesthesia, IV sedation, or general anesthesia. Dr. Palladino can help you choose the best method to maximize your comfort and put your mind at ease. Through a small incision on the inside of your cheek, Dr. Palladino will quickly remove the buccal fat pad while taking great care to isolate the perfect amount. With artistic precision, he ensures that your face has a refined appearance without looking overly hollow and closes the incision with dissolvable sutures.


Removing buccal fat is a simple procedure with minimal downtime required. You may experience soreness and swelling in your cheeks that can be alleviated with over-the-counter pain medication. The improvement to your cheek contour will show immediately, and the results will continually improve as the swelling subsides over the days and weeks that follow. Dr. Palladino will recommend a soft diet for the first few days after surgery and clear you to return to your daily activities, such as work and exercise, during a follow-up.

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Your Newly Chiseled Results

Our buccal fat pad removal in Fort Lauderdale effectively reduces the appearance of lower facial fullness. Once the body completes its healing process, the result is a more slender contour that transforms your face from a round or square shape to a “heart” or “V” shape. The results often help patients feel more confident and attractive because of their newly chiseled facial contour.

Luxury Experience for All

Our Top Aesthetics team of qualified doctors seeks to improve how our patients move through their lives using our expert surgical skills and efficient techniques. With a streamlined process, we can offer cosmetic enhancements in a luxurious, top-of-the-line atmosphere in Fort Lauderdale at a value, so this indulgent journey toward aesthetic empowerment can be within anyone’s reach.

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