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Buccal Fat Removal in Beverly Hills, CA, with Dr. Gabrielle B. Davis

If you have naturally round cheeks that contribute to a fuller-looking face and you’re looking for a way to achieve a more contoured and slimmer facial appearance, there are several surgical options for facial contouring to help reshape and redefine your facial features. For those looking for long-lasting results that specifically focus on the cheeks, buccal fat removal continues to be an effective option.

Buccal fat removal, or cheek reduction surgery, aims to improve the contours of the cheeks and provide a more tapered facial structure. Those with full, round cheeks benefit the most from this procedure because removing the fat pads within the cheeks creates a slimmer facial appearance. With her extensive knowledge, passion, and skill, Dr. Gabrielle B. Davis is the Beverly Hills buccal fat removal surgeon to trust with something as delicate and important as your unique facial characteristics.

Contouring the cheekbones and slimming facial features is achievable and safe in the hands of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gabrielle B. Davis. Contact our office at (310) 614-5898 or complete our online contact form to plan your consultation. We are located in Beverly Hills, CA, and proudly extend our services to the greater Los Angeles area.

What Is Buccal Fat Removal Surgery?

Buccal fat removal, or cheek reduction surgery, is an aesthetic procedure that removes the buccal fat pads from below the cheeks. Full, round cheeks are not always the direct result of an individual’s weight; they can also be attributed to genetics, hormones, and even some medications. Buccal fat removal surgery involves removing the fat pads that naturally occur in the hollows of the cheeks. By removing this fat, the patient’s cheekbones become more defined, and by creating a shadow contrast between the cheekbones and jaw, the face appears less round and more V-shaped.

What Are the Benefits of Buccal Fat Removal in Los Angeles?

While proper diet and exercise can do an immense amount of good for our overall health and well-being, sometimes it isn’t enough to target the stubborn adipose tissue stored in the cheeks. Buccal fat removal offers targeted, natural-looking results.


Following a buccal fat removal procedure, patients can expect:

  • Improved facial contours
  • Reduction in a chubby or round facial appearance
  • Noticeable slimming of the middle third portion of the face


As a result of enhancing your facial contours, you may also notice improvements in your self-confidence and self-image.


Additionally, buccal fat removal is a highly individualized procedure. During your consultation, Dr. Davis will examine your facial structure to determine the best course for your procedure and tailor your treatment in a manner that accentuates your unique profile.

Why Should I Choose Dr. Davis as My Buccal Fat Removal Surgeon?

Board-certified Dr. Gabrielle B. Davis takes such pride in her work as a plastic surgeon because of how the results she’s able to deliver can brighten and enhance her patients’ lives. Her approach with many of her facial contouring procedures, buccal fat removal included, is to emphasize the unique characteristics that make you who you are rather than fundamentally change your appearance to look like someone else.

As a female plastic surgeon in a primarily male-dominated industry, Dr. Davis offers her patients genuine compassion, understanding, and undivided attention. She takes her time with each patient, getting to know their individual issues and concerns, as well as educating them on their desired procedure. Dr. Davis shows her commitment to her patients by offering in-depth information and care from their initial consultation and every appointment after.

Who Is the Ideal Candidate for Buccal Fat Removal?

Good candidates for buccal fat removal in Los Angeles include anyone in good mental and physical health who desires to achieve more definition in their facial structure and modestly slim their cheeks.


As with most surgeries, we do require that all buccal fat removal candidates be:

  • Non-smokers
  • Physically and mentally healthy
  • At or near their ideal weight
  • Realistic about their expectations
  • Understanding of the risks surrounding their surgical procedure
  • Mentally prepared for surgery and recovery

What Can I Expect During a Buccal Fat Removal Procedure?

Dr. Davis’s priorities are patient safety and optimal results. Her incomparable training and expertise allow her to customize each buccal fat removal procedure in a way that focuses on their individual needs. As with any surgery, it’s essential to follow all of Dr. Davis’s instructions to avoid any complications and ensure optimal results from your Beverly Hills buccal fat removal procedure.

Here are some general steps you can expect before and after your procedure.

Check-in and Anesthesia

You'll first be greeted at our clinic by the peri-operative team for your check-in and begin preparations for surgery. Dr. Davis will come to your surgical room and evaluate you, perform any surgical markings, and answer any final questions you may have. You will receive general anesthesia, and once you are fast asleep, Dr. Davis will begin your buccal fat removal procedure.

Buccal Fat Removal Process

The buccal fat removal procedure can take anywhere from forty-five minutes to an hour to complete. Once you’re under general anesthesia, Dr. Davis will make small incisions on the inside of your cheeks. The soft buccal fat pad is grasped by forceps and removed through the incisions. Dr. Davis will then remove the desired amount of buccal fat pad to achieve the results determined during your consultation. Once the process has been repeated on both cheeks, the incisions are closed with dissolvable sutures, and you’ll be moved to recovery.

How Soon Until I See My Results?

Recovery after buccal fat removal can take three to four weeks, but it may take longer to see the final results of your face shape. The swelling around the cheeks and chin begins to resolve after about a week and continues to diminish throughout your recovery, revealing your results after about two months.

Enhance Your Facial Contours with a Beverly Hills Buccal Fat Removal Procedure

Sharp, defined cheekbones after a Beverly Hills buccal fat removal procedure can give you that slender, sophisticated, and sexy appearance you’ve always wanted.

Contact Gabrielle B. Davis, MD, Plastic Surgery at (310) 614-5898 or complete our online form to schedule your consultation today!