Edgewater, NJ | Dr. Kaplan Answers Questions About Buccal Fat Removal | The Kaplan Center

NJ Board Certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Gordon Kaplan answers questions about buccal fat removal. Learn more about buccal fat removal, how long is the surgery, what is the recovery time and other answers regarding buccal fat removal surgery for NJ patients who may be interested in this procedure. Buccal Fat Removal is a surgical procedure to reduce the fullness in the lower cheek by removing the fat pads. This procedure is also known as cheek reduction which leaves no visible scars. This procedure is designed to reduce this fullness in the lower cheek by removing the fat pads inside the mouth. Dr. Gordon Kaplan performs buccal fat removal at his office in NJ, which may take one hour from start to finish. Recovery from the surgery takes only a day or two and the patient can be back to normal within a week. Activities like work can be resume the day after the procedure. Buccal fat removal is considered safe and effective with rare complications. This procedure is ideal for patients who are in their late teens through 60’s. Many people begin to lose facial fat in their 20s and 30s. The cost of buccal fat removal in NJ depends on the correction required for each patient. The cost of Buccal Fat Removal will also vary depending on the plastic surgeon’s experience, geographic location and any extra procedures that may need to be done. In general, buccal fat removal costs in New Jersey include the surgeon’s fee, anesthesia fee, facility fee, lab fees and medication costs.