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Buccal Fat Removal in New York City

Performed by New York City’s #1 double board-certified facial plastic surgeon with 20+ years of experience in buccal fat removal.

Why choose Dr. Miller?

Dr. Miller is a distinguished expert in facial aesthetics, offering specialized expertise in buccal fat removal. Choosing Dr. Miller as your surgeon assures you receive:

  • Treatment by a preeminent surgeon, double board-certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and otolaryngology/head and neck surgery.
  • Over 20 years of dedicated experience in buccal fat removal, ensuring mastery in facial contouring.
  • Personalized consultations utilizing the exclusive NatraLook® process, align your buccal fat removal goals with Dr. Miller’s artistic approach.
  • Care from a surgeon honored as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for over a decade.
  • A procedure carried out in a state-of-the-art surgical facility, fully accredited by The Joint Commission, upholding the highest standards of safety and care.

Subtle Cheek Definition, Same Beautiful You

  • You request a consultation, and our team promptly responds within a day to confirm the details.
  • Once we set a suitable date and time for your consultation, we credit the $400 consult fee toward the overall cost of your buccal fat removal.
  • In the 60-minute consultation, we’ll explore your specific aesthetic desires.
  • Utilizing advanced imaging technology, you’ll get to see a 3D representation of the expected results post-buccal fat removal. When you’re content with the plan, we’ll schedule the surgery at a time that works best for you.
  • The buccal fat removal procedure itself typically takes about one to two hours.
  • Following the surgery, we arrange for your safe return to your home or hotel. Should you need it, our team can also organize an escort to accompany you if you don’t have someone available for pickup.

Consultations & Consultation Fee

  • Consultations are conducted in person in our midtown New York City office, our New Orleans office, or via the Internet (pictures and/or a live web-cam consultation). The consultation fee is $400 and is required upon scheduling. This fee can be applied to the final cost of your procedure.

Consultations & Consultation Fee

    Consultations are conducted in person in our midtown New York City office, our New Orleans office, or via the Internet (pictures and/or a live web-cam consultation). The consultation fee is $400 and is required upon scheduling. This fee can be applied to the final cost of your procedure.


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What is buccal fat removal?

Buccal fat removal is a surgical procedure designed to reduce fullness in the lower cheek by removing the fat pads. The procedure can provide a slimmer, smoother cheek, that minimizes the appearance of “chipmunk cheeks”, “chubby cheeks”, or a “baby face.” Dr. Miller can also pair buccal fat removal with other procedures for the best results.

How much does buccal fat removal in New York City cost?

In New York, buccal fat removal typically costs between $2,500 and $6,500. The final price varies based on the area and extent of correction needed. Dr. Miller and his team will determine the exact amount during your consultation appointment.


*Prices reflect the average cost of the procedure in the area. For an actual quote, please contact Dr. Miller directly.

What questions should I ask my buccal fat removal provider?

Make sure to ask the following questions during your buccal fat removal consultation:


  • What are your qualifications and experience in buccal fat removal?
  • Can you show me before-and-after photos of your past patients?
  • What results can I realistically expect from the procedure?
  • Could you walk me through the procedure step-by-step?
  • What does the recovery process entail?
  • What are the risks and potential complications of buccal fat removal?
  • How long do the results typically last?
  • What is your policy on revisions if I’m not satisfied with the results?
  • What are the total costs, including all associated fees?
  • How should I prepare for the surgery?
  • Do you have testimonials or references from previous buccal fat removal patients?

What are the benefits of buccal fat removal?

Buccal fat removal is a personalized procedure that offers the following benefits:


  • Enhanced facial contours with more defined cheekbones
  • Balanced facial proportions for a harmonious appearance
  • Reduction of chubby cheeks for a youthful look
  • Subtle yet noticeable results
  • Minimal scarring, as incisions are made inside the mouth
  • Boosted self-confidence due to improved facial aesthetics
  • Quick recovery time compared to more invasive procedures
  • Long-lasting results

What is done during buccal fat removal?

Buccal fat removal starts with an in-depth consultation where Dr. Miller assesses your facial structure and specific aesthetic goals. Dr. Miller uses his specialized approach to devise a personalized treatment plan, focusing on enhancing your facial contours while maintaining natural proportions.

During the procedure, anesthesia is administered for your comfort. Dr. Miller then makes small incisions inside the mouth, typically near the second molars, allowing him to access and carefully remove the targeted buccal fat pads. 

This process sculpts and contours the cheeks for a more defined appearance. Dr. Miller then closes the incisions with sutures that usually dissolve on their own. Post-procedure, his team provides diligent care and schedules follow-up appointments to monitor your healing and provide instructions for a smooth recovery.

What age is suitable for buccal fat removal?

The suitable age for undergoing buccal fat removal typically starts from the early 20s onward. It’s important that the facial structure has fully matured before considering this procedure. However, the ideal age can vary depending on individual facial development and personal goals. A consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon is essential to determine the right timing for each individual.

Is buccal fat removal painful?

Buccal fat removal is generally not painful, as it is performed under anesthesia, which prevents you from feeling pain during the surgery. After the surgery, you might experience some discomfort, swelling, or bruising, but these are usually manageable with prescribed pain medication and careful adherence to your surgeon’s care instructions.

What are the risks of buccal fat removal?

Buccal fat removal is extremely safe and effective when a double board-certified like Dr. Miller performs the procedure. There is only a rare chance for complications, although when these occur, they can include: poor healing, bleeding, scarring, and asymmetry. 

How long can the results of buccal fat removal last?

The results of buccal fat removal are typically long-lasting and can be considered permanent. Since the procedure involves the removal of buccal fat pads from your cheeks, these cells do not regenerate.


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