Fat Reduction

Why do people want to get rid of their buccal fat?

Because they cheeks that are too full for their face

Cheek liposuction permanently removes fat cells from your face. It can also shape, or contour, the area. As you heal, your skin will mold around this newly shaped area. This can slim the face, leading to a more defined profile or jawline.

Cheek liposuction is performed in a similar way to liposuction on other parts of the body. It’s sometimes performed along with other cosmetic procedures such as a facelift.

Having liposuction performed on your cheeks is different from procedures like buccal lipectomy. While both involve removing fat from the face, buccal lipectomy is the removal of a specific fat tissue in the cheek called the buccal fat pad.

Cheek liposuction is an outpatient procedure. This means that you can go home after it’s done. It typically takes about 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Your doctor will use a pen to mark the area of your cheek that’s being treated. You’ll then be given local or general anesthesia. If you receive general anesthesia, you’ll be asleep during the procedure.

Your doctor will make small incisions.

What is double chin surgery?

When it comes to skin aging, the neck is one of the first places to show age, and, for some people, fat is more likely to collect under the chin. This extra fat and loose skin can affect their overall jaw and facial profile.

We can correct a double chin using any of the following procedures:

  • Chin liposuction. This procedure removes excess fat from under the chin.
  • Submentoplasty. This surgery combines chin liposuction and smaller incisions under the chin to tighten muscles.
  • Neck lift. This surgery, called lower rhytidectomy, involves removing excess skin or tightening the neck skin muscles to give the face a more contoured appearance.

All procedures can reduce the appearance of a double chin. However, you may not be a good candidate for liposuction or submentoplasty if your skin isn’t very elastic and has a loose or saggy appearance. When this is the case, a doctor will usually recommend a neck lift.