Chubby cheeks may appear angelic, but many feel it gives them a perpetual baby face. Others feel those selfies make them look overweight. Many patients who feel self-conscious about puffiness in their mid-face area seek to find a solution to a sleeker, more chiseled cheek presence. Buccal fat removal is a simple procedure which removes fatty tissue from inside your cheeks to deliver a slimmer facial contour.
Chubby Cheeks Challenges
Both cheeks have a natural collection of fat that is known as the buccal fat pad. Some patients have more buccal fat volume than others, and depending on their facial structure, it may cause the cheeks to appear puffy and round with them more than others. Cheeks can continue to appear chubby even after physical maturity or significant weight loss. Unfortunately, social norms tend to see people with puffy cheeks as physically immature or somewhat overweight. If you find yourself struggling with this perception, buccal fat removal may be a procedure worth consideration.
This procedure can instantly slim your cheeks and give you the sleek facial contour you often see in films or magazines. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj will make incisions inside your mouth, where he will extract these fat pads from inside your cheeks. Because incisions are not external, there is no visible scarring and recovery is short. Results are immediate with a reduced chubbiness and a sleeker, elegant facial contour.
Days after buccal fat removal, you should expect some bruising, swelling, and mild discomfort. You should sleep with your head elevated for several days, but most patients return to work within a few days.
Recovery occurs over a few weeks with stitches dissolving on their own. Swelling should subside after two weeks, and there will be no visible scarring. A mild steroid may be administered to soften inflammation, and you should realize the full effects after a few weeks.
Buccal fat removal is not for everyone. When a patient is seeking slimmer facial contours without much buccal fat in the cheek area, proceeding with the procedure may cause a gaunt, hollow look in future years. During your consultation, Dr. Slupchynskyj will assess your facial contour and make recommendations accordingly.
You will enjoy a noticeable reduction in puffiness in the cheek area creating a balanced contour. Buccal fat removal will accentuate and define your cheekbones much like those of popular film stars and models. It will give your face the appearance of losing weight while looking more physically mature.