Facial Contouring

  • Dr. Rad contours the face by judiciously adding fat to deflated areas or removing fat from overly voluminous areas.

Recommended Procedures

  • Facial contouring involves restoring volume in deflated areas of the face via Facial Fat Grafting, or removing volume from the lower cheek region to create a more chiseled appearance via Buccal Fat Removal.
  • Often deflation is accompanied by skin laxity and sagging; therefore, Dr. Rad often performs Face Lift and Neck Lift surgery concurrent with facial fat grafting.

Other Options

  • Injectable Dermal Fillers are the most effective non-surgical treatment for facial volume and contouring; the downside is that it is temporary, lasting 6 to 12 months.

How It’s Done

  • In facial fat grafting, fat is removed via liposuction from the abdomen and/or thighs, purified and then injected into the face very precisely into deflated areas.
  • In buccal fat removal, small incisions are made on the inside of the cheeks and the lower cheek fat is gently removed.


  • In Dr. Rad’s hands, facial contouring surgery is very safe and complications are extremely rare.
  • Dr. Rad works with a board certified anesthesiologist and performs surgery only in an accredited surgery center or hospital operating facility.
  • Medical clearance by your Primary Care Physician is required prior to surgery.
  • Accompaniment by a family member or friend for 48 hours after surgery. 

What to Expect

  • Pain is rare. The most common sensations are fullness.
  • Bruising and swelling are normal and resolve over 7 to 10 days.
  • While healing and recovery will be different for each patient, return to work or going to social outings 1 to 2 weeks after surgery is common.

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Facial contouring procedures focus on restoring volume in deficient areas, or removing volume in undesired areas.  Facial fat injection and buccal fat removal are the 2 most powerful techniques to improve the contours of the face permanently.

Photos are of patients who have given explicit written agreement to have them displayed. For patient privacy reasons, the majority of Dr. Rad's patients prefer their before/after photos to remain off-line. However, Dr. Rad will be happy to show you, in the setting of a confidential consultation, a series of before/after photos, not displayed here, to address your specific concerns.

*SHERBER+RAD cannot guarantee specific results. Individual results may vary.

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