Cheek Reduction Surgery for Individuals in the Tampa Bay Area

Cheek ReductionChubby cheeks are cute on babies, but can often be a source of embarrassment for adults. Retaining chubby cheeks throughout adulthood is usually due to genetics, and it’s something that Dr. Manik S. Bedi at Tampa Surgical Arts can help with. We provide cheek reduction surgery for individuals in Tampa Bay, Florida, and throughout the Tampa Bay area, and it is a simple procedure that can allow people to enjoy the sculpted facial features they’ve always coveted.

Cheek Reduction Surgery Defined

We’re all born with buccal fat pads in our cheeks. These fat deposits are located between our nostrils and the corners of our mouth. Their primary function is to assist with chewing and sucking, and their mass lessens as we age and need less assistance with these tasks. However, not everyone sees a reduction in their buccal fat pads, a condition that is often hereditary. A cheek reduction will lessen the amount of buccal fat in the cheek, resulting in a more distinct jawline, improved facial contours, and enhanced cheekbones.

How a Cheek Reduction Is Performed

Patients are put under IV sedation or general anesthesia for the surgery, and then Dr. Bedi will make a small incision on the inside of the cheek. This allows him to locate the buccal fat pad and determine how much of it to remove. Generally, a laser or radiowave device will be used to dissolve the fat, and then the incision is closed using dissolving sutures.

Benefits of Cheek Reduction Surgery

You’ll smile wider and brighter, thanks to the following benefits:

  • A cheek reduction is a non-invasive procedure that doesn’t result in scars.
  • The post-operative healing period is fairly easy and you’ll be able to resume normal activities in less than a week.
  • Your face will have a more sculpted look with recognizable cheekbones and facial contours.

Treatment Considerations for Cheek Reduction Surgery

Cheek ReductionSince a cheek reduction is performed under sedation or general anesthesia, patients should be in good physical health to ensure they can handle the procedure and recovery period. You’ll also want to be sure a family member or friend can drive you to and from the surgery center and stay with you a few hours after the procedure.

Additionally, depending on the results you’re looking to obtain, a cheek reduction can be completed in conjunction with other facial surgeries, such as chin augmentation or facial liposuction. Dr. Bedi will be happy to discuss the benefits of combining these procedures together and what you can expect.

Pre- and Post-Op Guidelines

When you meet with Dr. Bedi to discuss cheek reduction surgery, you’ll receive comprehensive pre- and post-op care instructions so you know exactly what to do before and after the procedure. Plus, our team here at Tampa Surgical Arts is always here to answer your questions because your comfort level is a top concern for us. Here is some of what you can expect after surgery:

  • Eating – Expect to eat a liquid diet during the first 24-hour period following your surgery and then a soft food diet for five days. After that, you can resume your regular eating routine.
  • Activity – Any strenuous exercise or heavy lifting should be avoided for a week following the procedure, but you’re encouraged to participate in light activity, such as taking a walk outside.
  • Swelling – Swelling is a normal part of the recovery process and should reduce within three weeks, if not sooner.

Schedule a Consultation Today

If you want to schedule a consultation at Tampa Surgical Arts to learn more about cheek reduction surgery, contact us today and we’ll be glad to set that up. You can also fill out our online form. We’re proud to serve clients in Tampa Bay, FL, and throughout the Tampa Bay area and always exercise discretion.

SKIN TYPE

We operate on all skin types.

A little over 10% of the US population has a darker skin type.

Similarly, you will notice that about 10% of our clients have a darker skin type.

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TRADITIONAL AWAKE VS 4D ASLEEP

Most experienced body sculpting/BBL surgeons do the procedure while you are asleep.

Traditional liposuction (no sculpting) is done awake at other facilities.

Correcting irregularities from awake lipo are extremely challenging, and most surgeons refuse these cases.

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POSITIVITY

Your biggest competitor stares at you in the mirror every morning.

You vs you.

Block out the noise/haters.

I am honored to be a part of this clients journey!

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SCULPTING

Body contouring IS the synergy of natural sculpting plus a healthy lifestyle.

Body contouring is NOT having obvious entry points / scars and living an unhealthy lifestyle.

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WHERE ARE YOUR ENTRY POINTS?

"Exactly."

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ASYMMETRY

Fat transfer to the breasts is a great option for those who want to achieve more symmetry in their breasts.

The breasts will never be identical, and we can achieve a nice subtle change to the cleavage and upper pole with fat transfer.

If you want to go up more than 1 cup size and/or have laxity; a breast implant with a possible lift is your best option.

This beautiful client had asymmetrical breasts and shoulders at different levels, which makes the case even more challenging.

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Procedure: HD Liposculpture 360 plus fat transfer to breasts (asymmetry correction) and BBL ⚡️🍈🍑

Starting Foundation: 5`4", 160 lbs, BMI: 27.5
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BELLY BUTTON AESTHETIC

One of the biggest giveaways that someone has had body work done is the belly button.

If it looks scrunched, torqued, or does not match the rest of the body; it might indicate a procedure was done.

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SOFT VS HARD

Fat transfer to the buttocks can make the buttocks firm for the first weeks while the body is healing; this is normal.

Eventually, the buttocks will get soft and have a natural look and feel.

Some will say, "Why does the butt look hard?"

A couple of issues:
1. "Hardness" is typically a tactile sensation, not a visual sensation.

2. Unless the client is actively making their butt shake/ jiggle/ bounce, the buttocks won`t move if they are turning slowly during a video.

Buttocks implants can sometimes feel hard; in skilled hands with a composite fat graft, the butt should have a natural feel.

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BRUISING / RED SPOTS

It is normal to have bruising and redness after any procedure.

This is an interesting topic and there are two common responses:

1. "Wow! So much bruising and red. It must hurt! 😭"

2. "Why isn`t there any bruising?! The surgeon wasn`t aggressive enough! 😡"

Just as most things in life; it is impossible to please everyone.

What I can do is educate.

This beautiful client is having a typical post-op course and is about 6 weeks out.

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FAT TRANSFER TO BREASTS

Yes, we do fat transfer to the breasts.

The best candidate is someone with no laxity (no loose skin/stretch marks) and who wants natural perkiness.

Fat transfer is best for those who want an increase of about 1-1.5 cup size; any more is best done with an implant.

This beautiful client had uneven breasts and tight skin.

She wanted a natural and balanced look.

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The key 🔑 is to make sure your entire surgery team COMMUNICATES if you are a candidate for fat transfer to the breasts.

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FAJAS AND RECOVERY TIMELINE

Body sculpting is a journey and we recommend our clients start researching their surgeon months in advance.

Fajas are one of the many parts of your healing phase.

Those who are committed to the process will have the best outcomes.

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The key 🔑 is to make sure your entire surgery team COMMUNICATES how long you have to wear your compression garments (fajas).
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HIP SLAYER

The most challenging area to add volume is the hips/laterals.

The skin can be extremely tight in this area and this means less fat uptake.

This beautiful client previously had a tummy tuck and lipo by another provider; she came to see me for a revision and fat transfer to her hips.

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The key 🔑 is to make sure your entire surgery team COMMUNICATES if they understand how to build hips.

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SCULPTING FOR MEN

Body contouring can be a confidence booster for men who want a more balanced waist.

Body sculpting is a starting point and the work that you put in afterwards will take the results to the next level.

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The key 🔑 is to make sure your entire surgery team COMMUNICATES if they do body sculpting for men.

Procedure: Liposculpture 360 + chest/deltoid contouring

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RESULTS BASED APPROACH

Our surgery center focuses on a luxury experience and results based outcomes.

I am blessed to be invited to Miami and discuss how we do things differently at Tampa Surgical Arts.

Stay tuned for new changes that focus on: client care, safety, and a boutique experience!

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CORRECTIVE CASES

A corrective case is one that involves reducing irregularities from a previous procedure.

Most of the procedures we do are revisions, meaning the primary surgery was done by another provider.

In the procedure detail, at the end of the caption, you will get most of the information that you need about the case.

This beautiful client came to see us for a revision after having lipo elsewhere.

Her results are a perfect example of how maintaining a healthy lifestyle will get you next level results!

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The key 🔑 is to make sure your entire surgery team COMMUNICATES if they do corrective cases.

Procedure: Revision 4D Liposculpture 360⚡️

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ULTRASOUND GUIDED BBL

Using an ultrasound helps the surgeon see important structures during fat transfer and is a tool that can increase client safety.

There are no major downsides to using an ultrasound.

There is an added cost to the facility and a slight learning curve to using an ultrasound.

Some surgeons do not use ultrasound and obtain great results, which is fine for them.

Most experienced BBL surgeons would agree that ultrasound definitely adds safety and certainly does not cause harm.

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