Doctor Recommendation for Buccal Fat Removal with Local Anesthesia in Los Angeles

I recently had a consultation with a plastic surgeon about a Buccal Fat removal. The thing that I liked the most about the procedure he described was that it could be done under local anaesthesia, allowing me to drive home after the procedure.

However, I later found out that this doctor is not board certified in plastic or cosmetic surgery. I am wondering if there are any doctors in the Los Angeles area who are board certified that can perform a buccal fat excision under local anaesthesia.

Doctor Answers 3

Buccal Fat Pad Removal and Board Certified Surgeons

Dear JeffKent,


The Buccal fat removal can be performed under local anesthetic. However, the delicate nature of the procedure stretches beyond the type of anesthesia to reach the amount of experience the surgeon has.


I encourage you to seek consultations with extensively experienced, board certified surgeons who will guide you to make a well informed decision.


You could visit the following website for a list of board certified surgeons in the area of your choice (


Thank you for sharing your experience.

Dr. Sajjadian

Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 168 reviews

Buccal Fat Pad Removal Under Local

Buccal Fat Pad removal can be done under local and is a pretty straight forward procedure.  As long as you are sure that is what you want and need.  If you like you can give my office a call.  I am located in Beverly Hills and can help you out.  I can also recommend other surgeons in your area if you prefer.

Leif L. Rogers, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

Buccal Fat Pad Removal - Beverly Hills

Hello and thank you for the question.

Buccal Fat Pad Removal can be performed under a local anesthetic, IV Sedation, or a general anesthetic. If you are considering having the procedure done under local, I recommend going to the American Society of Plastic Surgery website ( to find a qualified surgeon in your area.

Kindest Regards,

Glenn Vallecillos, M.D., F.A.C.S. 

Glenn Vallecillos, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 21 reviews

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