Buccal Fat Pad in Tampa, FL

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There are a few areas of the body where it's difficult to remove and sculpt fat with diet and exercise. Your cheeks can be one of those areas where fat is hard to remove. At Watt Plastic Surgery & Med Spa, we offer buccal fat pad removal to reduce the amount of fat between your cheeks and jawbones. This surgery allows the cheeks to appear slimmer so you have a well-defined, thinner look. Learn more about this procedure by scheduling an initial consultation at our Tampa, FL office.

Buccal fat removal at Watt Plastic Surgery & Med Spa is generally an outpatient procedure that allows you to return home once the anesthesia wears off. The removal process involves three main steps outlined below:

  • Put under anesthesia: You'll usually get placed under general anesthesia during this procedure. However, you may also opt for local anesthetic and light sedation if you're comfortable and our team believes it's the right fit.
  • Incisions are made: We make a small incision in the mouth. The incision allows for access to the buccal fat pad without noticeable scarring. If you're receiving buccal fat removal as part of a facelift, you might not require an incision in the mouth. However, once an incision is present, the buccal fat is trimmed.
  • Incision is closed: We close the incision once we reduce buccal fat using sutures. Typically, we use dissolvable sutures, but they can vary based on the patient.


Things turned out better than I had expected. Dr. Watt really knows what he’s doing and his staff takes excellent care of you thru the entire process. I’m extremely happy with my results.

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Thank you Dr Watts you and your staff were amazing every step of the way! I’m happy with my results and I would definitely refer you to everyone I know!

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I got my lips done with Meghan and I had the best experience. 10/10! I was really nervous for the pain and had a lot of anxiety beforehand because I hate needles but Meghan and Cassy made the appointment really easy for me . It didnt hurt as bad as I thought and I am really happy with the whole experience and the way my lips look! The numbing cream is great and they had a little vibrating stick tool thingy on my face to distract me from the pain it was nice. I will be referring all my friends and def be back for some botox soon😇😇

C.M. Google

I can only say good things about Dr. Watt and his staff. After having a couple consults with other doctors and almost deciding not to have the procedure, a friend of mine recommended Dr. Watt. After doing some research and going in for a consult I decided Dr. Watt was the man. I went in for a breast aug and a little lipo and could not be happier with the results! Today is one month and one day post op and I'm feeling great and looking AMAZING!! All I can say is THANK YOU SO MUCH to Dr. Watt and his entire team. The whole staff is incredibly nice and do all they can to make you as comfortable as possible. Thanks again guys!!

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Dr Watt and his staff are absolutely great. I’m very happy with my results. If you are in need of a plastic surgeon I highly recommend him!

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A slimmer and more athletic look is possible with buccal fat pad treatment. Our team has a wealth of experience that will serve your specific goals and objectives well. Learn more about if this procedure at Watt Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Tampa, FL is the right fit for you, and schedule a consultation at your earliest convenience.


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