Cheek Reduction in Beverly Hills, CA
Cheekbone Reduction and Buccal Fat Removal
What Can Cheek Reduction Treat?
Narrow Face With Wide Cheekbones
Cheekbones that are too wide can give the face a square look, especially on a narrow face, which many patients find undesirable. A cheekbone reduction can reduce the width of the cheeks for a balanced, natural look.
Round, “Chubby” Cheeks
Buccal fat pad removal is a procedure that reduces chubby, prominent cheeks by removing excess fat. With this procedure, Dr. Lee will ensure the patient maintains the balance of a youthful appearance without appearing too young for his or her age.
Wide Cheekbones & Round Cheeks
For patients who have both a wide jaw and “puffy” cheeks, cheekbone reduction can be combined with buccal fat pad reduction to create a more sculpted facial structure.
Cheeks that are too round can give the impression that you are heavier than you really are. Cheekbone surgery and buccal fat pad removal can make your face look slimmer and more proportional.
More Defined Cheeks
Buccal fat pads are located in the “hollows” of the cheeks. Removal of these fat pads can give more definition to the cheeks and achieve a more sculpted look.
More Attractive Facial Angles
The cheekbones can be shaved down or pushed inward to improve contours and give the face a more desirable oval or heart shape.
A More Sophisticated Appearance
Rounded cheeks can make you look less mature than you would like. Cheek reduction can make your face look less childish without making you look older.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a candidate for Cheek Reduction?
Candidates for cheek reduction are in good general health and have realistic expectations about their results. If you have prominent, rounded cheeks with a narrow face and wide cheekbones that you are unhappy with, you may be a good candidate.
How long will my results last?
The results of your surgery are expected to be permanent unless you gain a significant amount of weight.
When will I be able to see my final results?
There will be swelling present immediately after your surgery, which will obscure the look of your cheeks at first. This swelling will dissipate within a few weeks, and then you will be able to see your results.
What are the risks involved with cheek reduction surgery?
As with any surgical procedure, there are some risks involved. These include:
- Poor healing
- Bleeding or infection
- Reactions to anesthesia
- Damage to the salivary glands or facial nerves