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Buccal Fat Removal in Beverly Hills

buccal fat removal services by Dr. McCoy Moretz

Buccal Fat Removal in Beverly Hills

Chubby cheeks, when found on a baby or a person of the right disposition, can be cute and even quite endearing. For others, it can literally and uncomfortably feel like you have a baby face. Whether or not it’s actually true, it can even impact how you feel perceived by others around you. The extra weight in the face may feel uncomfortable and even inhibiting.

In the case where a baby face becomes a problem, buccal fat removal may be the right choice for you. Dr. McCoy Moretz and the team here at F.A.C.E. of Beverly Hills offer this procedure to eligible patients in our facial plastic and cosmetic surgery office. If you’re looking for buccal fat removal in Beverly Hills, read on to learn more!

What Is Buccal Fat Removal?

The buccal fat pad is found in the middle of your cheek. It is a rounded mass of fat located between facial muscles within the hollow area beneath your cheekbone. Buccal fat pads vary in size, thus impacting the shape of the face. Individuals with larger buccal fat pads tend to have rounder or fuller looking faces.

In the case where buccal fat pads are uncomfortable or unsightly to a patient, a buccal fat removal may be performed to reduce the width and/or alter the shape of the face. Buccal fat removal is often performed with other kinds of plastic surgery procedures, including rhinoplasties (nose jobs), face lifts, lip augmentation, Botox/filler injections and chin implants.


The surgical procedure on its own for buccal fat removal is relatively short and the downtime is minimal. Only local anesthesia is given for buccal fat removal, but general anesthesia is used when combined with other surgeries. Smaller procedures may even be performed in office.

During the procedure, a short incision is made on the inside of the cheek, leaving no external scarring. The surgeon will remove the desired amount of buccal fat from the inside of the cheek. The wound is then closed with dissolvable stiches.

Swelling is the most common reported side effect. After surgery, bruising and facial swelling is normal, but subsides over time throughout recovery. Diet throughout recovery can be modified in stages, starting with a liquid diet, then progressing into soft foods before returning to normal diet. Your doctor will provide additional recovery instructions, as well as instructions to follow before and after your procedure, as needed. Full recovery from the procedure usually takes about 3 weeks.

Eligibility and risk of side effects can only be fully determined with the help of a doctor. To inquire more about buccal fat removal in our office, schedule a consultation with McCoy Moretz today!


Buccal fat removal is a permanent solution, and the only one that directly alters the size of the buccal fat pad. This makes it potentially the most effective procedure in altering the shape of the face for qualified candidates. The results, and thus the increase in confidence, are often tremendous.

To learn more about the benefits of your next cosmetic procedure, contact Dr. McCoy Moretz today!

Why Choose McCoy Moretz, MD?

F.A.C.E. of Beverly Hills appreciates your trust as a renowned Beverly Hills Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Practice during these unique and challenging times.

F.A.C.E. of Beverly Hills, the Office of McCoy Moretz MD, is “Completely Open” to seeing patients for all Surgical Procedures and In-Office Procedures.

Together, we are facing a truly unprecedented situation. The global coronavirus pandemic is affecting all of our families, our community, and our way of life. During this time, we wanted to update you on how we’re handling these times. First and foremost, our hearts go out to anyone who’s been impacted by the virus, either directly or indirectly. Our thoughts especially go out to those who were affected, to whom we extend our heartfelt wishes for a full and quick recovery. 

Our doors are open once again to resume elective procedures, both in-office and all surgical procedures to all New and Existing Patients.

Recognizing that there are still plenty of COVID-19 cases out there, we need to be safe. F.A.C.E. of Beverly Hills will be following a strict set of guidelines (as per CDC and CMS) to ensure the safety and well-being of our employees, staff and physician. 

I am sure you will have many questions. As always, we’ll be here to answer them. Feel free to contact Valerie Munoz (310-385-9019).

To comply with CMS Guidance for performing outpatient surgeries and preventing the spread of COVID-19, we are providing the following general standards and precautions.

For All Existing Patients: please call our office at 310-385-9019 or email info@faceofbeverlyhills.com for assistance. You may also email Dr. Moretz directly at drmoretz@faceofbeverlyhills.com if you prefer.

New Patients: We are booking in-person appointments with Dr. Moretz by phone and email. Please call or text our Patient Coordinator Valerie at 310-385-9019 or you may reach her at info@faceofbeverlyhills.com for email correspondence.

Consultation Scheduling: Our office is again offering patients IN-PERSON CONSULTATIONS with Dr. McCoy Moretz. Virtual Consultation is also available by request through the following; Skype, WhatsApp, WeChat or FaceTime.

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