Cheek Reduction with Miami Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Bared
Perhaps the most modern facial plastic surgery techniques today involve changes to the volume of the face. It is recognized that volumizing of the face provides a more youthful appearance in most patients (facial rejuvenation surgery); while sometimes particular areas of excess fat can be addressed to create a more sculpted attractive appearance.
Buccal Fat Removal Surgery (Cheek Reduction Procedure)
Removal of buccal fat pads (cheek reduction surgery) is an office-based surgical procedure designed to remove the baby fat (chubby cheeks or “chipmunk cheeks”) that in many patient persists through adulthood, creating a fuller rounded facial shape that many patients seek to have eliminated. Taking less than 45 minutes in most cases to perform, it involves the removal of the collection of fat through a small incision made inside of the mouth (so there’s no visible scarring). Rather than liposuction, the fat is gently teased out, allowing it to be removed as one large collection of fat, as shown in the photo below. Several sutures that dissolve are placed to close the incisions, and healing is within a matter of a few days, with minimal to no discomfort nor bruising, minimizing the risks involved in any type of surgical procedure.
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This buccal fat removal procedure can be performed stand-alone, or at the same time as a facelift to provide a more sculpted facial appearance, in particular helping to enhance the definition of the cheekbones. Click here to contact Board Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Bared to discuss your treatment options.