Cheek Liposuction Adelaide (Chubby Cheeks)

Some people are genetically predisposed to having more fat in their cheeks. Chubby cheek fat is called buccal fat and those with too much of it can look ‘rounder,’ or younger than their age. These natural fat pads that sit just underneath the cheek hollows can be a constant annoyance and affect an individual’s self-confidence. Cheek liposuction is used as a chubby cheeks treatment at Cosmos Aesthetics Adelaide, delivering effective results in less than an hour.
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    Why choose chubby cheeks removal at Cosmos Aesthetics Adelaide?

    Buccal fat removal can offer long-lasting results, but it’s important to maintain a stable weight as significant weight changes can affect the outcomes. It’s important to keep your weight steady, however, because excessive weight gain or loss can affect the final outcome of your procedure. Furthermore, the treatment is relatively quick – only 30 minutes – and can be performed at your doctor’s clinic using twilight sedation and local anaesthesia.

    Who is the best candidate for chubby cheeks (buccal fat) treatment?

    Buccal fat removal is typically recommended for patients who are over 18 years of age. This ensures that the face is fully developed which carries less risk of complications in the long-term. The ideal candidate has a genetic predisposition for naturally soft and round cheeks and wants to reduce the amount of fat in this area.

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    Chubby cheeks removal results and recovery

    Patients may experience some swelling, bruising, soreness and burning sensations immediately after treatment. These symptoms are only temporary and should gradually subside over the next couple of weeks. Most people can resume their normal activities in two to three days, however, a full recovery and final results from cheek liposuction may require up to a month or even six months.

    You can support an efficient recovery by following the instructions that will be given to you at your consultation. Instructions and recovery tips might include:

    • To wear a liposuction compression garment, usually full time for one week and only at night for two weeks
    • To take pain medication
    • To care for the incision sites by keeping them clean, reducing the risk of infection
    • To not partake in strenuous exercise and get plenty of rest
    • To avoid high heat exposure, particularly saunas
    • To sleep and rest with your head elevated, reducing swelling
    • To eat healthy and keep hydrated
    • To notify your doctor of any concerning symptoms
    • To attend check-up appointments

    How much does cheek lipo cost in Adelaide?

    Costs of cheek liposuction will differ from patient to patient, as costs are measured on various factors. These factors can include:

    • Condition of the treatment area/s
    • Amount of fat that has to be removed
    • Your body type
    • Type of anaesthesia used
    • Total time spent in surgery
    • Your aesthetic needs

    As a guide to costs:

    • Vaser liposuction costs start from $5,500
    • Initial consultation fees start from $120 and can be up to $330

    We recommend booking a consultation at Cosmos Aesthetics in Adelaide to receive an accurate quote. The purpose of the consultation is to assess your suitability for treatment, discuss your goals for the procedure, and develop a personalised treatment plan, which will help one of our doctors to calculate your total costs.

    Cheek liposuction can be performed in conjunction with other procedures. If this is an option that you are interested in, you can discuss it with your doctor during your consultation. Combining procedures will increase the total costs but can save costs that would otherwise be involved with undergoing multiple procedures to treat each area separately.

    What are the possible risks of buccal fat liposuction?

    While complications from buccal fat removal with Vaser liposuction are not common, as with any medical procedure, there are risks involved. As with any medical procedure, however, it’s possible to experience some side effects. Patients are advised to choose a qualified and experienced liposuction expert. Additionally, as long as all preparation and post-operative instructions are followed carefully, most people have a speedy and successful recovery. Possible risks include:

    • Swelling
    • Tenderness or pain
    • Bruising
    • Facial nerve damage
    • Numbness or loss of sensation
    • Infection
    • Scarring
    • Bleeding
    • Blood clots under the skin
    • Edema or build-up of fluid under the skin
    • Poor healing
    • Fatigue
    • Nausea
    • Asymmetry
    • Skin irregularities

    How can Vaser tighten the skin on the cheeks?

    The skin-tightening process works by stimulating collagen production, which is what the heat from the ultrasound energy can do while melting the unwanted fat. The skin tightens over time and conforms to the slimmer shape of the face. This creates defined results and prevents the issue of loose skin after liposuction.

    Can I have other procedures at the same time as my cheeks lipo?

    Yes, both surgical and non-surgical treatments may be performed at the same time if cheek liposuction if the patient prefers. Be sure to discuss this option with your doctor during your consultation, if combining procedures is an option that you are interested in.

    When will results show?

    The face can look slimmer straight after treatment, depending on how much fat is removed, but any swelling or bruising will need to subside before the results can be fully noticeable. Generally, the body can take about a month to six months to completely heal, although most of the swelling can subside a lot sooner, revealing the results soon after treatment.

    Is buccal fat removal with liposuction permanent?

    Results from buccal fat removal are permanent. Once the fat cells have been removed, they will not regenerate or grow back. Keep in mind that gaining or losing too much weight can change the appearance of fat deposit in other areas of the face and impact your overall appearance. To make sure that your results will be permanent, you can maintain your current weight by following healthy diet and exercise habits. The tightening effect that the ultrasound energy from the Vaser liposuction technology can have on the skin in the treated area can be long-term. However, the natural aging process that involves a slowing of collagen production will continue and can cause the skin to slowly sag with age. Maintaining a skincare routine that incorporates high quality anti-aging products can help to prevent skin laxity over time.

    Will I feel any pain during cheek liposuction?

    Local anaesthetic is required during Vaser lower facial liposuction, therefore, no pain should be felt while the procedure is taking place. General anaesthesia may be an option, if patients prefer. You are able to discuss the type of anaesthetic that you would like to be used during your consultation with one of our doctors at our Adelaide clinic.

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    At Cosmos Aesthetics Adelaide, we have a team of experienced doctors, registered nurses, and practitioners who are passionate about creating our patients’ dream results.


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