Cheek liposuction is a type of facial contouring procedure that involves removing unwanted fat from the lower cheeks. At Cosmos Clinic Melbourne, we use Vaser liposuction to eliminate achieve a slimmer, more symmetrical, and chiselled profile. Cheek liposuction is currently only performed at our Melbourne location.
A person doesn’t have to be overweight to have excess fat in their cheeks. In fact, round, chubby cheeks can be a hereditary trait, occurring even in slim and athletic individuals. Those afflicted with this condition can feel that their face is chubby or looks like a “baby face.” The lack of definition can negatively impact a person’s self-confidence. To treat chubby cheeks, Cosmos Clinic uses the advanced Vaser liposuction technology. The state-of-the-art Vaser liposuction procedure is a gentler alterative to a traditional facelift, associated with less downtime and complications. With Vaser, excess fat can be permanently removed, creating a more defined and balanced appearance.
*Results may vary from patient to patient. **All photos are of patients from Cosmos Clinic, and all ‘after’ images are taken 6 weeks post operation.
Why choose chubby cheeks treatment, Melbourne?
If the size of your cheeks is out of proportion with the rest of your face, having cheek liposuction can give you a more harmonious appearance. The treatment can be performed in as in little as 30 minutes and the results are permanent. Keep in mind that for optimum results you should keep your weight steady as any weight gain or loss can affect the final outcome. If you are interested in undergoing cheek liposuction, Cosmos Clinic uses the technologically advanced Vaser liposuction method and currently only performs this procedure at our Melbourne clinic.
Who is the best candidate for chubby cheeks treatment?
The procedure is ideal for patients who feel that their face is too round or chubby. The best candidates are those within 10kg of their goal weight and have excess fat that is not caused by weight gain. Some patients may have a square or wide jaw from overdeveloped masseters (jaw muscles). In this case, muscle relaxing injections, also known as anti-wrinkle injections, can help slim the jawline.
The cheek liposuction is performed with the high-tech Vaser liposuction technology. Currently the treatment is only done at our Melbourne clinic.
Vaser cheek liposuction involves making tiny incisions, usually under the earlobes, then injecting a tumescent solution which contains a local anaesthetic. This is followed by inserting a thin ultrasound-emitting probe to liquefy fat cells in the cheeks before they are permanently suctioned away. The method of melting the unwanted fat before removal allows or a gentler treatment, as it prevents damage to the surrounding tissues in the targeted area. Ultrasound energy has an added benefit of tightening the skin by stimulating the contraction of collagen fibres, producing firmer and healthier skin.
The cheek liposuction treatment can take about 30 minutes, but the total treatment time will vary from patient to patient, as it will depend on the individual factors that can influence the complexity of the procedure.
What to expect after the procedure
It’s normal to 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 one to two days, however, a full recovery and final results from cheek liposuction may require up to a month. Vaser liposuction is associated with a faster recovery time than traditional liposuction methods, as well as surgical facelifts.
To support your recovery, your doctor will provide you with the necessary steps to follow during your initial consultation. These steps, or recommendations, may include to:
Avoid strenuous exercise
Rest with your head elevated on extra pillows to help reduce swelling
Keep your incision sites clean as instructed
Avoid exposure to environments with excessive amounts of heat, such as saunas
Manage pain with pain medication that can be prescribed by your doctor
Stay hydrated and follow a healthy diet
Arrange for someone to help you with tasks at home that you may find difficult to complete due to temporarily lower mobility
Attend check-up appointments
You should monitor your health throughout your recovery, and report any concerning symptoms to your doctor.
How much does cheek liposuction cost in Melbourne?
The total costs of the cheek liposuction procedure with Vaser technology will vary from person to person, as costs are measured based on the procedure details that are tailored to each individual. We can provide you with a general guide to costs on our website, but the best way to receive a quote for your procedure is to book a consultation with one of our doctors at Cosmos Clinic Melbourne. During your consultation, your doctor will assess the characteristics of your face, consider your goals for the procedure, and develop a suitable treatment plan for you moving forward. This will allow the doctor to provide you with a personalised quote so that you are able to be financially prepared for your treatment.
Vaser Liposuction price starts from $4,400
Cheek liposuction starts at $2500 and is currently only done at our Melbourne clinic.
Initial consultation costs will be between $120 – $330
Costs are influenced by:
The high-tech Vaser liposuction technology
The treatment area of the patient
The amount of fat that needs to be removed
The patient’s desired outcome
Anaesthesia fees (usually local anaesthetic, although general anaesthetic is an option if patients prefer)
The total treatment time
If you are interested in treating other areas of your body with Vaser liposuction at the same time as your cheek liposuction procedure, you can discuss your desired treatment areas with your doctor during your consultation. Treating additional areas will add to the overall costs, but it can save total costs in the long-term.
What are the possible risks and complications of cheek liposuction?
Cheek liposuction with Vaser liposuction is a procedure with a low rate of complications, however, as with any medical procedure, it is possible to experience some side effects. Your doctor will explain these potential side effects and complications in further detail during your consultation, and outline the necessary steps that you will need to take to minimise your risks.
Potential side effects and complications of cheek liposuction can include:
Scarring from incisions
Poor or delayed healing
Injury to facial nerves
Prolonged pain or discomfort
Asymmetry on the treated areas
The need for revision procedures
Patients are advised to choose a liposuction expert to minimise the chance of complications occurring during and after the procedure. Additionally, as long as all post-operative instructions are followed carefully, most patients will have a speedy and successful recovery. If you experience any concerning symptoms during your recovery, you should contact your doctor as soon as possible.
Is cheek liposuction permanent?
Once the fat from cheeks have been removed, they are gone forever. However, significant weight gain causing more fat to be present in other areas of the face can affect the overall results of the cheek liposuction procedure. To ensure that your results remain optimal, we recommend that all patients follow a healthy diet and maintain a regular exercise routine. This will help you to maintain your health and prevent significant weight gain that can potentially cause chubby cheeks to re-appear.
Is cheek liposuction removal right for me?
Depending on your facial structure and aesthetic goals, cheek liposuction can help you achieve a slimmer and more contoured profile. However, the procedure is not for everyone. Keep in mind that, as we age, our face loses volume and subcutaneous fat. Therefore, it’s possible for your cheeks to begin to look too hollow or deep as the natural aging process takes place over time. Additionally, certain health conditions can mean that you may not be suitable for Vaser cheek liposuction. It’s best to schedule a consultation with an experienced doctor to know for sure if this procedure is right for you. Good candidates for cheek liposuction with Vaser liposuction can include:
Non-smokers or patients who are willing to quit for at least two weeks before the date of the procedure
Patients who will hold realistic expectations as to what can be achieved with cheek liposuction with Vaser technology
Patients with good skin elasticity
Patients without any existing health conditions that can affect the success of the procedure
Patients without an allergy to anaesthesia
Patients who are not pregnant or breastfeeding
Patients who are willing to follow a healthy diet and exercise routine to maintain the results of the procedure
How can I prepare for my cheek liposuction procedure?
To prepare, you will be given some set instructions by your doctor during your initial consultation. Generally, smokers will be asked for quit at least two weeks before the procedure date, and patients who take certain medications or supplements that can hinder the recovery process will be asked to stop until after recovery. In the weeks leading up to your procedure, you should stay hydrated, follow a healthy diet and get plenty of sleep. Making sure that you are in good health can set you up for a successful and easy recovery. To get organised before your procedure, we recommend organising for someone to pick you up from your procedure, as you will not be able to drive straight after your treatment. You can also make sure that you have loose-fitting clothes to wear during your recovery, particularly clothing that does not need to be pulled on over your head. Filling in any prescriptions that you may need throughout your recovery can also help you to feel prepared before your surgery.
Will the cheek liposuction removal procedure with Vaser liposuction be painful?
During the Vaser cheek or lower facial liposuction procedure, patients will need to be under local anaesthetic, that is designed to completely numb the treatment area. Therefore, patients should not feel any pain during the procedure. If patients prefer general anaesthetic, this is an option that can be discussed with your doctor during your initial consultation. Any pain or discomfort that patients may feel after the procedure can be managed with prescription pain medication and should subside within about one week.
What are the benefits of Vaser liposuction?
Vaser liposuction technology provides a much gentler method than traditional liposuction. To prevent damage to the surrounding tissues in the treatment area, and allow for a more efficient and smooth fat removal, the unwanted fat is broken down using ultrasound energy. Simultaneously, the ultrasound energy contracts collagen fibres, which encourages the skin to naturally tighten and conform to the more contoured shape of the face. Since the method is technologically advanced, it is associated with a quicker and easier recovery than what patients would need to experience after traditional methods of liposuction. The procedure can create smooth, even, permanent, and fast results.
Will the cheek liposuction procedure cause scarring?
All procedures that require incisions will carry some risk of scarring, however, the incisions needed to perform the Vaser cheek liposuction procedure will be quite small and our doctors will aim to place the incisions in areas that are easily concealed. If scarring does occur, you can apply a topical cream to assist with the natural fading process. Overall, potential scarring that can occur after Vaser liposuction shouldn’t affect the aesthetic results of the procedure.
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