Buccal Fat Pad Reduction 2018-04-02T13:43:22+00:00

Buccal Fat Pad Reduction Surgery

Buccal fat pad removal is a type of facial surgery that targets excess fat that is situated on the cheeks, which when removed gives a more contoured and refined look to your face. This is the perfect solution if you are wondering how to get rid of fat cheeks.

Introduction to Buccal Fat Pad Reduction Surgery

Many people find that even if they lose weight over all, fat can still remain in the face, giving the face a child like or juvenile appearance, this can often lower self esteem and be a real discouragement when trying to lose weight but struggling to lose weight from the facial area.

Mr Marando and his team can discuss further with you whether you are right for this procedure and will tailor the surgery to reflect how you want your face changed. This facial surgery refines and contours the face leaving you with more self confidence to go further in relationships, at work, or just in your daily life with a fresh boost of self esteem.

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During your consultation with Mr Marando you will firstly discuss exactly what you want from the facial surgery; this is to ensure that this type of surgery is right for you. Mr Marando and his team are dedicated to delivering results that clients feel reflect what they thought they would achieve from the surgery, so it is important for you to think about what you want your face to look like before consultation. The first consultation with Mr Marando will usually take around an hour and be either at The Star Clinic, Manchester or his practice on Harley Street, London. After this initial consultation and you have decided that the surgery is right for you, you will be invited back for a second consultation where your individual surgery will be discussed in more detail. During this consultation you will be assessed, photos will be taken and analysed, your specific expectations will be evaluated and Mr Marando will run you through the surgery in more detail, including any risks that are associated with the surgery.

If you decide to go ahead and proceed with the procedure, you will always be invited to come back for a second consultation with Mr Marando, closer to the date of surgery.

Who is the best candidate for the Buccal Fat Pad Reduction procedure?

You may be losing weight from other parts of your body, yet still feeling like you carry more weight than you really do because of the appearance of fat cheeks or a chubby face. If this is you, then you are a perfect candidate for ‘buccal fat pad reduction’ to reduce this appearance of fat or chubby face.

The Procedure

The Buccal Fat Pad is a small fat deposit located in the middle of the cheek. Although this fat pad is important for giving a healthy and youthful fullness to the face, it can give excessive roundness and leave you asking: how can I get rid of my chubby face? Cheek reduction, in terms of buccal fat removal, is a great option if this is a question you would ask.

The procedure will also leave no outward scars, which is a great consideration when thinking about this treatment. The operation is generally done under general anaesthetic, however it can be done under local anaesthetic too, but this is something that can be discussed during consultation with Mr Marando.

The surgery will require only staying hospital during the day, although again if you feel an overnight stay would be beneficial then this can be discussed during your consultation. The ‘no outward scar’ aspect of this operation is a really positive consideration. This is achieved by Mr Marando creating a small incision inside the mouth, where the fat can then be gently extracted with surgical instruments and the incision closed with sutures. These may be dissolvable stitches or may be needed to be removed between a week and ten days – this will depend on how large the incision was required to be, and again, will be discussed during your consultation. Risks associated with the surgery are also fairly minimal, and the risks that come with the surgery tend to be the risks that come with any type of surgery. These risks include: infection, bleeding or slight asymmetry in the shape. In the hands of a competent surgeon such as Mr Marando, these risks can be reduced.


If you are considering Buccal Fat Pad removal in the UK, then part of ensuring you have optimum recovery is ensuring that you have the best possible surgeon and team; you can do this by choosing Mr Marando and his team at the Star Clinic.

Recovery is relatively short; you will experience initial discomfort and some bruising and swelling, which is to be expected with most surgeries and can be easily controlled with over the counter pain medication such as paracetamol or ibuprofen. However, it is expected that you could be back to work within 3-4 days and as scars are hidden inside your mouth, the fading of scars is not so much of a concern with this surgery. You can also return to exercise that focuses on your lower body in 1 week and upper body exercise in a recommended 3-4 weeks. Mr Marando and his team will also provide you with an aftercare plan and a follow up appointment to make sure that you are healing as you expected and results are also as you expected.

Why Choose Us

  • Mr. Andrea Marando qualified in Medicine from the Catholic University of Sacred Heart in Rome in 1991.
  • He then completed the accreditation process and became Specialist in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 1997
  • Mr. Marando is one of the leading cosmetic surgeons in the North West, keenly aware of the importance of minimal or no scars and highly dedicated to a natural look.
  • GMC Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery, he is member of the Independent Doctors Forum, of the Italian Association of Plastic Surgeons (equivalent of the BAAPS), and a Diplomat of the European Board of Plastic Reconstructive Aesthetic Surgery.

What Clients Say

Mr Marando gives cosmetic advice on:

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About Mr Andrea Marando

Cosmetic surgery is a huge decision to make and one that isn’t easy. Mr Marando has many years experience.


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Our Philosophy

Different procedures fall under facial rejuvenation, such as the ‘MACS lift’, ‘Mini Facelift’, ‘Quick Lift’or ‘Full Facelift’.

Patient Care

Our goal is to understand the needs of every patient and and to meet or exceed expectations without exception.


Star Clinic is located in Manchester and Mr Marando performs surgery in locations all over the UK

Cosmetic treatments in the North of England