Are you ready to eliminate your chipmunk cheeks? You might be a candidate for buccal fat pad removal in Chicago, IL. Whether from genetics or weight gain, a buccal lipectomy is a surgery used to contour your face. Dr. Wiesman is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has the qualifications and training necessary to perform facial rejuvenation surgery. You’ll enjoy youthful contours with buccal fat pad removal.
Buccal fat removal, better known as cheek reduction surgery, improves the appearance of the cheeks to create harmony with your overall facial features. If you have overly full, chubby, or round cheeks, removing the fat pads will result in a sculpted, symmetrical look, so you can feel confident in the reflection you see in the mirror.
After an initial consultation to ensure you’re a candidate, you’ll be scheduled for your procedure. On average, it usually only takes 30 to 60 minutes; however, it’s not uncommon for it to be combined with other treatments, which can lengthen the process.
The incisions are made on the inside of your mouth, so you don’t need to worry about any visual scaring. The buccal fat pad is strategically removed to reshape the face. Your tissue will be stitched closed and you’ll spend the next few days recovering.
You can expect there to be some pain, swelling, and bruising over the next few days. Any discomfort can be managed using an over-the-counter pain reliever. Ice packs applied to the outside of the face in 10-minute intervals can help reduce swelling and bruising. We may recommend sticking to a semi-liquid diet to allow the incisions in your mouth to heal. A special mouthrinse may also be needed to lessen your risk of infection.
As each day passes, you’ll notice an improvement in your recovery. As the swelling dissipates, your face will look thinner and more contoured. Within a couple of weeks, your incisions will be healed.
If you’re dissatisfied with the appearance of your cheeks, buccal lipectomy offers several benefits, including:
Buccal fat pad removal can be used to resolve a variety of issues that might cause you to feel insecure about your looks. Dr. Wiesman will evaluate your concerns and discuss the results you want to achieve to ensure it’s the right treatment for you. Often, the cosmetic surgery in Chicago is recommended for patients who struggle with:
If you’re unhappy with your chubby cheeks, you can enjoy a slim, youthful look. Contact our office today to see if you’re a candidate for buccal fat pad removal. Dr. Wiesman will help you achieve the results you want to feel confident about the face you see in the mirror.