Some individuals are self-conscious about the appearance of their cheeks, feeling that their cheeks look round or chubby. These “cherub cheeks” or “chipmunk cheeks” can result from a variety of conditions. Young individuals may temporarily have full faces (“baby fat”) that will naturally slim with time. Others simply have a genetic predisposition to carry fat in their faces, and finally some have full faces as a result of their general body type.
The technical name for some of the fat in the cheeks is buccal fat. The Singer Surgical Centre offers buccal fat removal, also called cheek reduction surgery, as a solution to those who want to reduce the size of their cheeks. Contouring of these fat pads can slim the cheeks and contour the face for a more chiseled and defined appearance.
How Long is the Recovery Period?
The recovery period is generally shorter than most cosmetic procedures. Patients can go back to work the day after the surgery. Swelling and bruising may occur following the surgical procedure. However, they are relatively minor and will not impede with normal activities. Once the swelling subsides, the results will be more noticeable.
Dr. Singer will help you decide which procedures and treatments will allow you to achieve the results you desire.
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Why Choose Dr. Singer?
Dr. Singer has the respect of his peers and patients across San Diego and the surrounding Southern California area. He has helped thousands of San Diego residents with an eye for balance and beauty and the skills of an artist. Dr. Singer has been engaged in private practice in the La Jolla area of San Diego since 1976 and is now an internationally recognized plastic surgeon. You are in the best of hands with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon (American Board of Plastic Surgery) Dr. Singer.
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