Buccal fat, the fat pads inside the cheeks, can sometimes cause the cheeks to appear chubby, childlike, and round, even after adulthood. Excess buccal fat can be removed to achieve a more sculpted, adult appearance with a buccal fat removal procedure.
Recovery After Buccal Fat Reduction
Expect to swell and bruise in the days following your buccal fat removal procedure. During this time, you will eat only liquids. By the three-day mark, you will be able to start eating soft foods and slowly progress back to your usual diet.
It will take about three weeks to reach the point of full recovery after your cheek reduction. During the following three to four months, your cheeks will settle completely into their newly contoured, slimmer shape.