As a chubby cheeks treatment, Vaser technology is used to perform an advanced and efficient cheek liposuction procedure. Vaser lower facial liposuction is a minimally-invasive treatment that uses ultrasound to break down the fat first before removing it with liposuction. This technique is very popular because it gives the face a slimmer appearance without requiring patients to go under the knife with a surgical facelift.
The unwanted appearance of chubby cheeks can be hard to change with just diet and exercise efforts alone. To remove chubby cheeks, Cosmos Aesthetics Canberra performs high-tech treatments with Vaser liposuction.
The Vaser cheek liposuction procedure involves tiny incisions, usually placed under the earlobes, and the use of local anaesthetic. A small probe that delivers ultrasound energy is placed in the treatment area to break down the fat cells before the fat is removed. This allows for a gentler method than traditional liposuction, as the fat can be easily removed and will put less stress on the surrounding tissue in the area, preventing damage. Simultaneously, the heat from the ultrasound energy will stimulate collagen, encouraging tighter skin that will create defined results.
*Results may vary from patient to patient. **All photos are of patients from Cosmos Aesthetics, and all ‘after’ images are taken 6 weeks post operation.
Why choose chubby cheeks treatment, Canberra?
Fat in cheeks responds very well to liposuction. The procedure takes less than an hour and can be done under twilight sedation and local anaesthesia. Patient can go home shortly after treatment. Additionally, cheek liposuction can be performed alongside other non-surgical treatments, such as muscle relaxing injections and dermal fillers to create more dramatic anti-aging results.
Who is the best candidate for chubby cheeks treatment?
If you have excess cheek fat that doesn’t respond to diet or exercise, you can be a good candidate for cheek liposuction. You should be physically healthy and at a stable weight. You should also have realistic expectations about the final outcome of the procedure. Cheek liposuction will help you face look more contoured without drastically altering your appearance. To decide if you are a good candidate for cheek liposuction, you will need to have a consultation with one of our doctors at Cosmos Aesthetics Canberra.
There may be some redness, swelling and possible bruising post procedure but most patients can return to work immediately after. Areas such as lips can swell considerably for the first 48 hours and return to normal in a couple of days. Bruising can be covered up with makeup if necessary. A difference in the face can be noticed instantly, however, results from cheek liposuction will need some time to show, as swelling will need to subside. Typically, the full results can be seen after about six months.
To support your recovery, your doctor will provide you with instructions to follow during your consultation. The instructions will be personalised and tailored to your needs, but they will generally involve:
Wearing liposuction compression garments (full time for one week, then at night for two weeks)
If necessary, managing pain with prescribed medication
Keeping your surgical sites clean as instructed
Avoiding intense exercise
Avoiding heat exposure, such as saunas
Trying to sleep with your head elevated for at least two weeks to help swelling subside
Reporting any concerning signs to your doctor
Keeping a healthy diet
Coming to check-up appointments
How much does cheek liposuction cost in Canberra?
Cheek liposuction costs will depend on individual factors, such as each patient’s needs, desired results, and condition of the treatment area. As a guide to costs for a chubby cheeks removal procedure:
Cheek liposuction with Vaser starts from $5,500
Initial consultation fees are from $120 – $330
We know that costs are an important part of the decision process to undergo cheek liposuction. For this reason, we recommend booking a consultation as Cosmos Aesthetics Canberra so that you can discuss your needs with one of our experienced doctors and receive a quote that is based on your individual procedure details.
The costs of your chubby cheeks removal procedure will be influenced by:
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
Combining cheek liposuction with other procedures will also increase your costs initially but can help you save in the long term as you will forego the need to have multiple sperate procedures over a longer amount of time. If you want to have other procedures as well as cheek liposuction at Cosmos Aesthetics, you can outline what other treatments you are interested in to your doctor.
What are the benefits of cheek liposuction?
Minimally-invasive with minimal downtime
Performed under local anaesthetic andtwilight sedation, no need for general anaesthetic
Results are permanent (ifpatients keep a steady weight)
Slims the face and improves facial shape and contours
Boosts self-confidence and satisfaction with one’s appearance
What are the risks of Vaser lower facial liposuction?
All medical procedures carry some risks and facial liposuction is no exception. You can minimise serious complications by choosing a liposuction expert who is well trained and experienced in Vaser liposuction. The following are some minor risks associated with facial liposuction:
Swelling, tenderness, painand bruising
Damage to facial nerves
Numbness or loss of sensation in the treatment area
Infection, scarring, bleeding and blood clots under the skin
Edema or build-up of fluid under the skin
Injury to facial nerves
How does the Vaser method simultaneously tighten the skin?
At the same time as the ultrasound energy melts the unwanted fat, the heat also works to stimulate collagen production, which causes a natural skin-tightening effect over time. This allows the skin in the treatment area to conform to the new face shape after cheek liposuction.
Can I combine multiple treatments with cheek liposuction?
Yes, some patients choose to undergo other treatments at the same time as cheeks lipo. The additional procedures can be surgical or non-surgical. If you are interested in combining procedures, please let your doctor know at your consultation.
When are results noticeable?
Although results can be immediate, you will need to allow swelling and bruising to subside before you can assess the results. Usually, six months will be needed for the full healing process to be complete.
Is cheeks lipo permanent?
Liposuction procedures create permanent fat removal results. That being said, the remaining fat cells in the treated area can still swell up and cause the re-appearance of slightly chubby cheeks if patients happen to gain a large amount of weight after surgery. For ideal, permanent results, patients should maintain their current weight by following healthy lifestyle habits. As for the skin-tightening effect of the Vaser treatment, the situation of collagen production can have long-term benefits, however, the natural aging process that can cause the appearance of sagging skin in the future will still continue. To maintain great, healthy, and youthful-looking skin, you can implement anti-aging products into your skincare routine and protect your skin with an SPF 50+ whenever you’re exposed to direct sunlight.
Is the Vaser cheek liposuction procedure painful?
Chubby cheeks removal with Vaser liposuction requires local anaesthetic, so patients should be comfortable and should not feel any pain.
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