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Cheek Reduction Surgery

Dental Procedures, Cheek Surgery

iSmile offers Cheek Reduction Surgery in Costa Rica


Are you self-conscious about the appearance of your cheeks? Do you think that your face is “chubby” or too round? The cause of your round cheeks is cheek fat, known as buccal fat. The good news is that Dr. Francisco Dittel of iSmile Costa Rica offers the removal of buccal fat to give your face a slimmer, more sculpted appearance.

Should You Get Cheek Reduction Surgery?

Is buccal fat removal right for you? Who should consider this surgery?

• If you have excessive facial roundness that doesn't improve even after losing weight.
• If you want to shape or decrease the middle third of the face, giving yourself a more chiseled look.
• If you want to look younger without expensive anti-aging techniques.
• If you have pockets of fat around the cheeks, which make you look overweight.

Cheek Reduction Surgery Procedure:

Patients receiving buccal fat removal surgery will receive local or general anesthesia. The surgical incision is made inside the mouth, allowing the surgeon to remove the fat pouches. Dissolvable sutures do not require removal after healing. This uncomplicated surgery delivers noticeable results quickly and with minimal facial pain.

How to Prepare for your Cheek Reduction Surgery?

Patients are advised to stop smoking prior to surgery. Additionally, aspirin and other anti-inflammatory drugs may cause bleeding. Patients are advised to stop taking these medications for a recommended period of time before surgery. The surgeon will provide you with all necessary information in the pre-surgical consultation. Depending on the anesthesia, it may be advisable to have a companion stay with you for at least the first night. Local recovery centers in Costa Rica are recommended for single travelers.

Cheek Reduction Surgery Results

Surgical results are generally evident in approximately 3-5 weeks. After the swelling subsides, patients often report noticeable improvements in their profile. As the swelling continues to dissipate, in a few short weeks you will begin to see the final results. The results are long-lasting, but can be affected by hereditary and lifestyle factors.