What is Cheek Reduction?

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Serving Baltimore, Columbia, Owings Mills, Towson, Nearby Maryland & Lower Pennsylvania

Posted: April 18, 2017
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Full cheeks oftentimes can give the impression of youth and vitality. However, excessively puffy chipmunk cheeks are less than desirable. If you are concerned about the appearance of your cheeks, then buccal fat extraction, also known as a cheek reduction, may be the best option for you. But what, exactly, is a cheek reduction?

Cheek reduction surgery is a facial plastic surgery in which fat is removed from your cheeks, leading to a more symmetrical, leaner look. The entire procedure takes about an hour. It can be combined with other cosmetic procedures, such as:

Once the anesthesia has been administered, your board-certified plastic surgeon will make incisions inside your mouth to remove the fat from your buccal area. Once the procedure is complete, the incisions will be closed up and you will be given specific recovery instructions.

You may be a great candidate for this cosmetic procedure if you are healthy enough for surgery, and if you feel that your cheeks are excessively puffy or chubby. However, the best way to determine if you are a good candidate for cheek reduction surgery is to speak with Dr. Adam L. Basner. Dr. Basner will meet with you in person to discuss your cosmetic goals and needs. Together, we will work to formulate your personalized treatment plan to help you get the look you want to achieve.

If you're in the Baltimore area and would like to learn more about your facial plastic surgery options, give our office a call at 410-616-3000 to schedule your initial consultation.

Dr. Adam Basner