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Cheek Reduction San Francisco

Published on November 20, 2018

A cherubic face is something that is praised in young children, but becomes increasingly less desirable to many people as one grows up. To create a slimmer, more sculpted facial contour, you can turn to Cheek Reduction Surgery. Cheek Reduction surgery, also known as Buccal Fat pad removal, can target that stubborn facial fat that can’t be touched by diet and exercise alone. By removing this buccal fat, the cheekbones can be highlighted and your natural features can stand out.

Performed in under an hour using a very small incision in the lining of the mouth, Cheek Reduction surgery will give you a natural looking results that will leave no visible scars. Patients will be on a liquid diet for their first day of recovery and slowly add in soft food for the following 5 days as they recover. By three weeks post-surgery most of the swelling will be gone, though residual mild swelling can last for up to 4 months. Cheek Reduction surgery may be performed in conjunction with other facial contouring procedures such as Jaw Slimming Botox. If you are interested in discussing your Cheek Reduction options, contact our office for a complimentary consultation!