Buccal Fat Pad Removal Procedure in Norwalk, Connecticut

Dr. Laurence Kirwan. is one of the most experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeons in Norwalk, Connecticut, and in the entire country. He is a recognized international leader in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He offers a superior level of knowledge, care and understanding to help you achieve the look you desire.

Bichat’s Fat Pad Resection

An attractive feature in men and women is the depression just underneath the cheekbones. This can be accentuated by removal of the buccal fat pad or Bichat’s fat pad. This is a collection of fat below the cheek bone extending to the jowl area. It is more prominent in childhood. With aging it tends to shrink. When it persists, it can create a rounded, ‘heavy’ appearance of the cheek. The fat is usually diet and exercise resistant.

The buccal fat can be removed in the office under local anesthesia with conscious sedation using an incision inside the mouth. Buccal fat can be removed at the same time as a face-lift or fat injections to the cheek. The result is a contoured look with more definition of the cheek bone and less rounding of the cheek.

Buccal fat pad removal video

Hi, I’m Dr. Kirwan and welcome to my website on plastic surgery and in particular, this page on buccal fat pad removal. I’m certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and I’ve been in practice for over 25 years. Did you know that buccal fat pad removal is generally performed under local anesthesia? And this means that you can drive yourself to and from the office? Please check out my gallery so that you can see the results of this surgical procedure. It’s a very powerful procedure and I would love to discuss it with you. Please call my office for an appointment. I really look forward to seeing you. Thank you.

Conveniently Located: Every patient is a VIP. For your buccal fat pad removal appointment, you will see Dr. Kirwan himself at every single appointment. Our Norwalk, CT location is conveniently located in between Manhattan, New York and New Haven, Connecticut. Patients regularly visit from across Connecticut (Stamford, Greenwich, Stratford, Fairfield, Westport, Bridgeport, Darien, New Canaan, Trumbull), New York ( Manhattan, NYC, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Port Chester, White Plains, Harrison), New Jersey and other neighboring cities/towns for their buccal fat pad removal surgery and other plastic surgery procedures. Our office is close to all of the New York Airports for patients who are coming from out-of-state or other countries.


Before & After Photos