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Chubby cheeks are adorable when you are a child, but not so much as you get older. Cheek reduction surgery can help you achieve mature facial features. This face & neck procedure will remove the excess fat from your cheeks so you can feel more confident about your appearance.

Cheek Reduction Procedure

During the outpatient procedure using local or general anesthesia, the surgeon makes an incision between the gums and cheeks inside the mouth. The surgeon will either shave the cheekbone or remove excess fat from the buccal pads covering them. In some cases, the buccal pads may be completely removed to provide a more contoured appearance. The cosmetic procedure takes about an hour to complete.

Since the procedure is done inside the mouth, there will be no visible scarring. A liquid diet may be required for the first few days while the sutures are in place. You may also need to use a special mouthwash to help prevent infections. Mild swelling is expected for the first few weeks after surgery. You can resume normal activities about a week after the procedure.

Ideal Cheek Reduction Candidates

The best way to determine if you are an ideal candidate for cheek reduction surgery is to have a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon. During your appointment, the surgeon will review your medical history and conduct a comprehensive medical exam. If you are healthy enough for surgery, the plastic surgeon will explain your options and help you decide which one is best for your goals.

Interested in Cheek Reduction?

If you are unhappy with the way your cheeks look, cheek reduction surgery can help you achieve a slimmer facial profile. To determine if this procedure is right for you, make an appointment to meet with NYC plastic surgeon Dr. Jeremy Nikfarjam. He will be happy to answer any questions you have and help you understand the risks. Dr. Nikfarjam will recommend a treatment plan that is right for you to help you get the results you desire. Schedule a cheek reduction consultation today.

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