Buccal Fat Removal in Edgewater, NJ

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Buccal Fat Removal is a surgical procedure performed by Dr. Gordon Kaplan 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.

What is buccal fat removal?

Buccal fat removal is designed to create a more sculpted facial contour or chiseled look for patients in New Jersey. The cheekbones are highlighted by buccal fat pad removal reducing the soft and round appearance. Condition of plump lower cheeks which is comprised of excess buccal fat cannot be remedied through diet or exercise. Buccal fat removal is designed to reduce this fullness in the lower cheek by removing the fat pads inside the mouth.


The procedure itself is not complex and involves making a small incision inside of the mouth and removing the fat. Dr. Gordon Kaplan will perform buccal fat removal at his office in NJ, which may take one hour from start to finish. Since the incision is on the inside of the mouth, there is no visible scarring. 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 resume the day after the procedure.

Ideal Candidates for Buccal Fat Removal

Buccal fat removal is ideal for NJ patients who are in their late 20’s through the ’60s and are displeased by their appearance of “chubby” cheeks. Both men and women can benefit from the buccal fat removal procedure. The ideal candidate for buccal fat removal is:

  • More than 18 years of age
  • Is in good health and physically fit
  • A non-smoker
  • Has realistic goals of the surgery



Results of buccal fat removal are cheeks will appear more contoured and chiseled, slimmer facial appearance compared the “baby face chubby” look of their previously rounded cheeks. Results from a buccal fat removal will be immediately noticeable after the surgery. There will also be no visible scarring since Dr. Kaplan uses only intraoral (inside the cheek) incisions.


Risks of buccal fat removal include poor healing, bleeding, scarring, and asymmetry. Buccal fat removal is considered safe and effective with rare complications. Dr. Gordon Kaplan is a board-certified surgeon and has years of experience performing this type of surgery for many of his patients which can reduce the risk for any complications.


Recovery from buccal fat removal procedure should be with minimal discomfort and relatively pain free. Normal activities like work can resume the day after the procedure. It is recommended to plan up to 10 days of recovery as the tissue inside the mouth heals.

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Average Cost  
$3,000 - $6,000
Recovery Time  
3 – 5 Days
Average Procedure Time  
1 – 2 Hours
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Buccal Fat Removal at The Kaplan Center in NY and NJ

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