Cheek Reduction Surgery (Buccal Fat Removal)

Celebrity Cosmetic Surgeon Dr Milan Doshi
Indian Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
MUHS -faculty aesthetic surgery
ISAPS Mentor
11000+ Cosmetic Surgery
270+ Cheek Reduction Surgery

“Cheek accentuates beauty to which person triumphantly drag themselves demanding facial esthetics.”

  • You are in adulthood and worried about chubby cheeks?
  • Are you feeling uncomfortable while dressing up in western clothes because you look older than your actual age?
  • Are you hesitating in participating event?
  • Do you want to improve your facial appearance?
  • Do you want to have a sculpted and youthful look?

Everyone wants to have a V-line face shape as it defines the photogenic character for a face. To receive the V-line face shape, your cheek must be free from fats and so buccal fat is not there that contributes a key role in defining the sculpted and youthful look. However, it has significant value if you are blessed with a good facial feature, but if you don’t have the same can go for the cheek reduction surgery or buccal fat removal procedure.

What is Cheek Reduction Surgery?

A cheek fat reduction surgery has a great role in improving facial features by improving V-line face shape. The buccal fat removal surgery accentuates facial feature and removes excess fat from lower cheek, which usually detracts V-line face shape as they make mid-face wider. The cheek reduction procedure helps in making cheekbone better defined and gives a face to a chiseled look. The buccal fat removal is a highly individualized procedure owing to the size variation of the buccal fat pad with every individual that address the patient’s own concern who is worried about chubby cheeks.

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Cheek Reduction , Quick Facts

Time Required 30 Minutes
Anesthesia Local Anesthesia
Pain Level Mild to Moderate
Hospital Stay Day Care
Flyback From the very next Day
Success Rate Very High

  • It helps in thinning the cheeks specifically in the areas of cheek hollow
  • It improves facial feature by making V-line face shape more noticeable
  • It helps in contouring facial feature renders youthfulness
  • It improves self-confidence and boosts self-esteem need.

  • A person who has a narrow face and broad cheek areas
  • Be in overall good health
  • Have realistic expectations & goal

At the time of consultation, you are free to ask questions with your plastic surgeon and he will answer your every query related to buccal fat removal surgery. One must keep this fact in mind that pre-procedure consultation helps define the goal and outcomes of the surgery as every patient is different and everyone has a different concern to receive the procedure. However, it is inevitable to receive a consultation session to help you to identify the status of your problem.

During your cheek reduction consultation be prepared to discuss:

  • Your surgical goals
  • Medical conditions, drug allergies, and medical treatments
  • Current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco, and drug use
  • Previous surgeries

Your Cheek Reduction surgeon will also:

  • Evaluate your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors
  • May take photographs
  • Discuss your surgical options
  • Recommend a course of treatment
  • Discuss likely outcomes of cheek reduction and any risks or potential complications.

One may have a number of questions to ask, but one must introspect each question with respect to the concerned problem hence, it is good to make a list of important questions before proceeding for the consultation step.

  • The procedure is performed under local anesthesia.
  • A small incision of about 1-1.5 cm will be made inside the mouth.
  • The fat tissue inside the jowl can be exposed through the incision.
  • Now the surgeon will eliminate the unnecessary fat in the patient’s jowl and control the bleeding meticulously.
  • Once the procedure is done, the mucous membrane incision is stitched with dissolvable threads
  • Since the entire procedure is performed inside the mouth there is no resulting facial scarring and also bandage is not required.

The results of cheek reduction surgery are noticeable after a few months, but every patient and they may experience a different timeline for receiving the recovery. Some patients are adaptable to receive a faster recovery, but some of them get a gradual recovery.

In fact, the results received with the cheek reduction surgery are elegant and beautiful. This is mostly sought by actresses and models.

It is instructed to be on the liquid diet for several days following your buccal fat removal or cheek reduction. And it should be also followed what your surgeon instructs you about special mouth rinses. You may be instructed for special mouth rinses to avoid infections if any.

How to care yourself after having a buccal fat removal surgery: The instructions given by a cosmetic surgeon:

  • How to care for your surgical site(s) following surgery
  • Medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the risk of infection
  • Specific concerns to look for at the  surgical site or in your general health
  • When to follow up with your plastic surgeon
  • Sleep with your head elevated and sit at a reclining chair with comfort

The night following your surgery, you may experience some discomfort that can be easily controlled with your prescribed pain medication. Temporary bruising and swelling are common the first night.

Healing will continue for several weeks as swelling decreases and attend follow up visits as scheduled.

  • Dr.Milan Doshi is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon who is highly specialized in facial surgery procedures. He customizes every facial surgery according to the patient’s facial profile and cosmetic expectation.
  • It is Dr. Doshi’s goal to maintain the patient’s natural beauty. Therefore, during the Cheek lift surgery, Dr. Doshi is able to precisely tighten and sculpt facial features and restore volume, preserving the patient’s natural facial contours for a natural and vibrant outcome.
  • His unparalleled knowledge of the underlying structures of the face and experience in dealing with delicate facial nerve sets him apart from the rest of other surgeons as safety and prevention of the facial nerve is one of the most concerning aspects of facial surgery.

  • At Allure Medspa, we have updated facilities and standard measure to control risk and complications associated with the procedure
  • We have expert and experienced anesthesiologist to reduce the chances of anesthesia risk
  • We have a strong staff support system to follow up the patients after the surgery who take care of every concern of the patients
  • You will receive faster healing as we monitor every progress and recommend needed medications to control swelling, bruising, and infections followed by post-op measures
  • One will have a homely feeling at our hospital stay adhered to the standard facilities and care, including sterilization, fumigation, anesthesia monitor, and advanced technology to operate the procedure.

Cheek reduction surgery cost varies from INR 25000 to 45000 in Mumbai, India. Check reduction surgery is done under local anesthesia. However few sensitive people require anesthesia, will cost on higher side.

The Surgery cost depends on various factors in which the following are the mandatory inclusion:

  • Surgeon’s Fee
  • Anesthetist fees
  • Medicines/consumables during surgery
  • Hospital facility &stay
  • Technology used
  • Immediate post-operative follow-ups
  • Patient’s profile: The extent of the problem & physiological & anatomical status

Following are the factors that are NOT included in the cost determination:

  • Preoperative fitness test
  • Post-operative medications (to be taken at home) After the cheek reduction surgery
  • Rare and unforeseen health circumstances experienced by the patients
  • Insurance doesn’t cover the cosmetic surgery cost as the finance service provider doesn’t assist you in planning cosmetic surgeries.

Patient’s Profile: Patient’s profile includes the extent of the problem and the type of surgery you need according to your wish & expectation as well as the face structure, general health of the patient and the goal of surgery.

Surgeon’s Profile: The board-certified surgeon is firstly counted for the cosmetic procedure, especially the cheek lift surgery. The M Ch, MS, and MBBS surgeon who has expertise in performing the surgery and recognized by various national & international cosmetic centers, i.e., ASPS, ISAPS, weigh the cost of the procedure.

Anesthetist Charge: Anesthesiologist makes your surgery painless and monitors your vital parameters during surgery and his expertise is important for the safety concern.

The Infrastructure of the centre: It is always important to choose the accredited cosmetic surgery centre rather than the daycare centers as it can assure you about safe and successful surgery. The NABH accredited centre is counted as the best centre/clinic that confirms the safety & hygiene associated with the surgical procedure. Operation theater monitoring equipment, level of sterilization, and advanced technology for doing the procedure accelerate the cost of the surgery.

Hospital Stay: The facilities of in-suite room, cleanliness & hygiene as well as staff support system.

Medicines: Medicines include anesthesia, surgical medicine, disposable and consumables.

Follow-ups: The required session of follow-ups after the surgery may increase the cost of the procedure.

Most health insurance plans do not cover cosmetic surgery or its complications, but many plastic surgeons offer patient financing plans, so be sure to ask.

Q. How long does it take to see results from Cheek Reduction Surgery?
A: You will see preliminary results within a week or two as the swelling subsides. But the final results may take anywhere from 2-4 months that are again vary from patient to patient.

Q. What does Cheek Reduction Surgery Do?
A: The cheek reduction surgery reduces the fat from cheek and makes the cheek thin, especially in the area of cheek hollows.

Q. What is the Risk of Cheek Reduction Surgery?
A:The risks of this procedure include bleeding, infection, hematoma, seroma (Fluid accumulation), and numbness likewise normal surgical procedure, but the possibility of risk or discomfort only occurs when you go with the novice or inexperienced surgeon for the procedure. The risks are rare or very less if you choose an expert plastic & cosmetic surgeon and receive the surgery at a recognized well-equipped cosmetic centre.

Q. How much does Cheek Reduction Surgery Cost?
A: The cost of buccal fat removal surgery is not a straight factor as it depends on a number of factors, including, surgeons fee, anesthesia cost, location of the clinic as well as the technique used to perform the surgery. At Allure Medspa we have value for money concern always safeguard the patient’s concern.

Q. Where can I get Cheek Reduction Surgery?
A: It is always advisable to choose only board-certified plastic & cosmetic surgeon and the accredited clinic to receive the procedure as it assures you about a risk-free and result-oriented buccal fat removal procedure.

Q. How long does Cheek Reduction Surgery Take?
A: It takes about 30 minutes to perform. It is a minimally invasive procedure generally performed under local anesthesia.

Q. What is the Recovery time after Cheek Reduction Surgery?
A: The recovery time usually takes 1-2 weeks followed by special instructions given by the surgeon. You will be given special diet advise to follow after the surgery as well as sleeping posture with elevated head, and mouth rinses that last till healing are completed.

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