When we are children, we have fatty pads in our cheeks, which creates that adorable chubby look. As we age and grow, our faces usually transform, losing the fat to highlight a defined jawline and cheekbones. However, this is not always the case for everyone, and some people retain these fat pockets, and the associated chubby appearance, throughout adulthood. These pockets are known as buccal fat. Buccal fat is hereditary, so no matter how healthy your diet, or how hard you workout, it is unlikely you will lose it naturally. If you feel that you are unsatisfied with your chubbier-than-usual cheeks, and are looking for a sculpted, defined look, then buccal lipectomy could be the perfect procedure for you.
How It Works
During your initial consultation here at Body by Bloch, in Highland Park and Glenview, a specialist will work with you to understand the face shape you desire, and then discuss how to achieve the best results for you with a tailor-made solution.
Buccal fat is located between the facial muscles, isolated from the other cheek structures, so it is easily separated from the other areas of the face, making it easily accessible for removal. Therefore, the buccal lipectomy procedure is typically simple and rather quick. Depending on your personal needs and preferences, the removal can be performed using a local anesthetic, or IV sedation of a general anesthetic.
You may have to be restricted to a fluid diet initially following the procedure and may be instructed to use a special mouthwash to prevent infection. However, recovery will continue for a couple weeks as the swelling subsides.
When Will I See Results?
The area may be a little swollen and sensitive for a short time, although you may be able to see the improvements almost immediately. As the swelling reduces over the following days and weeks, the effects will become more apparent. Buccal lipectomy typically reveals a natural, more defined look, leading to an appearance that suggests you just simply lost weight.
Booking Your Consultation
If you are ready to start your journey to a slimmer, more defined appearance, contact Body by Bloch in Highland Park and Glenview today. Our team of experts would love to answer any questions you may have, as well as arrange your consultation.