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Dr. Robb Jr. has performed Buccal Fat Removal on Hollywood A- Listers.

With the help of buccal fat removal, Dr. Robb has helped to address the appearance of excessive fullness in the cheeks of patients in his Alpharetta, Georgia plastic surgery facility. Over the years, the underlying fat pads in the cheeks begin to sag, negatively affecting the appearance of the face. Buccal fat removal creates a defined, fit, and naturally slim facial structure.

A good candidate for buccal fat removal is someone who:

  • has a round face and is desiring more definition
  • never lost the chunky cheeks from childhood
  • is seeking more chiseled facial features
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Procedure Information


1 hour


minimal pain, noticeable swelling similar to wisdom tooth extraction- 1 week


A lifetime


local anesthesia +/- IV sedation


swelling, bruising, bleeding, infection, nerve injury



Buccal fat is the cheek fat that contributes to a round face. It’s sometimes referred to as the ‘baby fat’ that gets pinched by our grandmothers.

A ‘heart shaped’ face is perceived as attractive and beautiful. The ‘heart shaped face’ theory refers to high cheeks full with volume that tapers down into a narrow chin.

Buccal fat removal can balance the lower third of the face and accentuate the cheek bones to create beautiful features that are attractive and often seen on magazine covers and in Hollywood.

A thorough understanding of facial proportions and balance and how this is effected through the aging process is paramount when considering altering facial shape.

The aging process results in atrophy or shrinking of this cheek fat pocket. If too much fat is removed then an empty or ‘gaunt’ appearance can be the result.

During the consultation, Dr. Robb Jr. will listen to your concerns and asses whether this procedure will help to accomplish your goals.


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This procedure requires a complete knowledge of facial anatomy. The facial nerve exists in the area of the face in addition to a small duct that brings saliva from the salivary gland into the mouth. Injury to any of these structures produces unwanted sequelae.

Trust your face to a facial surgeon who understands facial structure and anatomy.

This procedure can be performed in the office under local anesthesia or in the operating room while asleep under anesthesia. The procedure takes approximately 1 hour. No incisions are made on the skin or face so there is no long term signs for surgery.

Dr. Robb Jr. measures, marks, and calculates every procedure to ensure symmetry and knows the correct amount of tissue to remove without over treatment.


After the procedure, the cheeks swell similar to wisdom tooth extraction. This swelling lasts just a couple of days. Discomfort is very minimal. The stitches placed inside the mouth dissolve on their own.

The results are immediate when the swelling subsides and lasts a lifetime. It’s an excellent way to sculpt the face and create a more chiseled, fit appearance. The tissue removed does not grow back so it never needs to be performed. Patients rate the procedure highly at over “90% on the worth it scores.”

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Dr. Robb and his staff are top notch. I work in the OR so I’m paranoid about what can go wrong but he is a great surgeon and a great person. Regardless of expertise, surgery and healing is not always predictable so it is important to find a surgeon that genuinely cares about you and is there for you every step of the way. I got buccal fat removal with fat transfer to the top of my cheekbones and he exceeded my expectations. I will def be coming back for more 🙂 goodbye baby face! thank you!!!

by H.

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Dr. Robb Jr. performs a buccal fat removal on one of his patients that desired to have less volume in the cheeks and face to achieve a more tapered look! This sneaky tweak will have you seeing big results while still maintaining a natural look!

How Much Does Buccal Fat Removal Cost?

Buccal fat removal is an individualized cosmetic procedure that is customized from the ground up to address the unique needs of each patient. The cost of the procedure depends on the amount of fat removed and the overall complexity required to achieve the ideal results. We will perform an examination of your facial features to develop your treatment plan and discuss the cost associated with it during your consultation.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you think you are a good candidate and would like to learn more about Buccal Fat Removal, please contact our office in Alpharetta, Georgia today to set up a personalized consultation with Dr. Robb. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will answer any questions you may have about the procedure and will be happy to assist you with anything you may need.

Dr. Robb is a RealSelf Hall of Fame Physician and Verified Top Doctor.

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American Board of Otolaryngology
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