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Madnani Facial Plastics is your premier center for surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation and reconstruction procedures. Led by board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Dilip Madnani, the medical professionals at Madnani Facial Plastics are proud to offer cutting-edge cosmetic treatments including buccal fat removal and cheek reduction to men and women in The Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, Long Island and the neighboring communities in New York.

What is Buccal Fat Removal?

Cheek Fat Removal

A round, full cheek may take away from an aesthetically pleasing facial silhouette. The hereditary condition of plump, lower cheeks- also known as “chip monk cheeks” or a “baby face”- is comprised of excess Buccal Fat and cannot be remedied through diet or exercise. Puffiness or heaviness in the cheek area can mask the contours of a beautiful upper cheekbone and lower jawbone. Buccal fat is the fat pad that is found in the cheek area and extends up to the skull. This procedure is designed to remove the actual fat pads found in the cheek area resulting in a slimmer, more contoured upper cheekbone and lower jawline.

Downtime: 7-10 days


  • No need to go to the hospital for surgery
  • Buccal fat removal under local anesthesia require less downtime and quicker recovery than buccal fat removal performed under general anesthesia
  • Dr. Madnani’s Buccal fat removal procedures are known to leave minimal to no visible signs of scarring after full recovery.
  • Dr. Madnani’s patients are usually considered presentable and ‘restaurant ready’ just 7-10 days after the procedure.
  • Acheive a more contoured, chiseled appearance in the lower face


  • Dr. Madnani performs Buccal Fat Removals in our state of the art, AAAASF Certified operating rooms in both Manhattan and Long Island offices.
  • You have the option of having your buccal fat removal done under local anesthesia with or without IV sedation.
  • A small incision is made on the inside of the mouth
  • Buccal fat removal involves dissolvable sutures rather than getting sutures removed 1 week post procedure
  • Buccal fat removal offers minimal downtime and minimal swelling

Who is it for?

Buccal Fat Removal can address the following aesthetic concerns:

  • Puffy or distended cheeks
  • A “chubby” facial appearance lacking facial contour
  • Hanging or drooping skin in the cheeks

How does it work?

Buccal Fat removal is a minor surgical procedure which Dr. Madnani performs under local anesthesia. Dr. Madnani first makes incisions inside the mouth. He then gently removes or “teases out” as much of the fat pad as necessary to achieve the desired look discussed between him and the patient. This procedure takes about an hour and you may return home soon after.

What are results like?

Buccal Fat removal offers longer lasting results. The cheeks will appear more contoured and chiseled resulting in a slimmer facial appearance. Results are noticeable after the surgery, especially after the swelling subsides. There are no visible scarring since Dr. Madnani uses only intraoral incisions.

Madnani Facial Plastics is proud to offer advanced surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation and reconstruction procedures to patients located in Long Island, The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and the neighboring communities in New York state. Contact us  to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Madnani today.


“My results are amazing. Face looks much more contoured. People who look at my before photos literally ask me how I lost so much weight. Highly recommended. Very accessible and down to earth too.”

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    **Individual results may vary.