This is a procedure for reducing prominent or chubby cheeks by the proportional reduction of buccal fat-pad tissue.
How is it done?
Incisions are made on the inside of the cheek under local anaesthetic. The surgeon then uses blunt dissection to expose the fascia and fibres of the underlying muscle in order to expose the buccal fat pad and remove the appropriate amount. Once the buccal fat has been extracted, the small incisions are closed using an absorbable suture. There are no visible scars in this case and oral incisions heal quickly. The surgery takes approximately one hour.
What happens after the procedure?
Your face may look swollen in the first few days and the swelling and bruising will then reduce over the next 1-2 weeks.
How much does it cost?
Buccal Fat Reduction costs $1500 (both sides).
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.