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Can facial plastic surgery get rid of chubby cheeks?

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Dr. Randolph Wong
Surgery - Plastics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Chubby cheeks can be thinned by resecting the fat pad just deep to the lining of the mouth.
Suspension of this same fat pad can be accomplished surgically. Volume filling in the upper cheek areas can help to lift the lower face tissues to a certain degree. Finally, liposuction and/or facelift surgery can effectively change the relationships of fat pads in the face.

In brief: Yes

Chubby cheeks can be thinned by resecting the fat pad just deep to the lining of the mouth.
Suspension of this same fat pad can be accomplished surgically. Volume filling in the upper cheek areas can help to lift the lower face tissues to a certain degree. Finally, liposuction and/or facelift surgery can effectively change the relationships of fat pads in the face.
Dr. Randolph Wong
Dr. Randolph Wong
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes, but...

Yes, this is possible but be careful; fat in the face tends to provide for a youthful look.
You may miss this fullness as you age.

In brief: Yes, but...

Yes, this is possible but be careful; fat in the face tends to provide for a youthful look.
You may miss this fullness as you age.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Tim Neavin
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Chubby cheeks or chipmunk cheeks can be reduced by buccal lipectomy with facial fat grafting to zygoma.
I perform this combination frequently and it leaves no visible scars. Fat is removed from cheeks from inside of the mouth, and fat is then grafted or placed in a higher position on the face (cheek bone area) to accentuated the new, hollowed-out chubby cheek area. Beautiful combination.

In brief: Yes

Chubby cheeks or chipmunk cheeks can be reduced by buccal lipectomy with facial fat grafting to zygoma.
I perform this combination frequently and it leaves no visible scars. Fat is removed from cheeks from inside of the mouth, and fat is then grafted or placed in a higher position on the face (cheek bone area) to accentuated the new, hollowed-out chubby cheek area. Beautiful combination.
Dr. Tim Neavin
Dr. Tim Neavin
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Dr. Eric Khairalla
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Minimal improvement

The only surgical means to reduce chubby cheeks is to remove the fat from the inside of your cheeks called "buccal fat removal".
Results are not dramatic.Liposuction of the face is not recommmended and can be dangerous because of high risk of facial nerve injury.

In brief: Minimal improvement

The only surgical means to reduce chubby cheeks is to remove the fat from the inside of your cheeks called "buccal fat removal".
Results are not dramatic.Liposuction of the face is not recommmended and can be dangerous because of high risk of facial nerve injury.
Dr. Eric Khairalla
Dr. Eric Khairalla
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Depends

Depends on your anatomy.
For best assessment, see facial plastic surgeon.

In brief: Depends

Depends on your anatomy.
For best assessment, see facial plastic surgeon.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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