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I am a size 8 and my cheeks are very fat to the point I sometimes accidentally bit into sides of them when eating.

Your questions answered by our surgeon, Lucian Ion, FRCS(Plast)

Asked on 17 August 2014

Question

I am looking for pictures of women who have had buccal fat removal, I can‘t find any. I am a size 8 and my cheeks are very very fat to the point I sometimes accidentally bit into sides of them when eating!

I definitely want something done but I don‘t need a facelift at all I am only just past 30!

What are the big risks of buccal fat removal?

Answer

Apart from general risks related to surgery, buccal fat reduction raises some concerns of excessive correction, more likely to be an issue someone who starts with an almost normal vision, but seeks more definition, and less likely for someone who has rounder features.

Aggressive buccal fat reduction would also lead to damage to the facial nerve branches although this is probably a very low risk.

I'm afraid I do not have images of buccal fat reduction that I can show on the website, as this is down to formal agreement from past patients. there are a few images that I am allowed to show during consultation only.

In addition, during the consultation it is possible to evaluate using computer imaging and simulation the degree of change that you would like to achieve so that I can guide you regarding treatment options.

Lucian Ion Cosmetic Surgeon Mr Lucian Ion FRCS(Plast)
129 Harley Street
London
W1G 6BA

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