Buccal fat removal surgery removes excess fat from the cheeks to produce a more contoured and refined appearance. This is effective in patients who have full cheeks with rounds faces that desire a more chiseled look. You may have heard it called cheek reduction surgery, as well. It is often combined with liposuction of the neck for the best improvement in facial contour. A small incision is made in the cheek inside the mouth and excess fat is gently removed. The incision is closed with absorbable stitches. Recovery is quick and there may be mild swelling in the cheeks that will resolve within a few weeks.