Whenever you smile, the first thing that most people will notice is the size and appearance of your cheeks. Puffy and round cheeks may look cute on toddlers and babies, but not on grown ups. Having fat cheeks is one of the major concerns of many adults and if you too have this same facial problem, it would be best for you to read on further.
The fats deposited along the lower part of your cheeks are referred to in medical terms as buccal fats. Buccal fat is the one to blame for having those chubby or chipmunk cheeks. In terms of how to get rid of chubby cheeks, a lot of people tend to lean towards cosmetic surgeries. The surgical procedure is called cheek liposuction, which is also sometimes referred to as buccal fat removal and cheek reduction surgery.
This procedure is fast becoming more popular these past few years. In this approach, an incision is made along the cheek which forces the deposited fats along the area to come out and once the targeted fats are removed, the incision is then simply closed. Cheek liposuction promises to make your cheeks smaller and well defined by simply taking away the buccal fats.
Then again, just like any surgical procedure, this approach is considered invasive. There are certain risks involved as always. Swelling as well as bruising along the area wherein the incision is made is highly probable. Wound infections and adverse reactions towards anesthetics are also some of the reported side effects of this procedure. Cheek liposuction is also very expensive. The cost of cheek lipo may range from $1,500 up to $5,000 at most. This said price does not include the miscellaneous yet!
If you do not have the money or you just do not want to take the risk, but still want to get rid of your cheek fat, there is no need for you to worry – there are still other options (safe and natural ones) that you can try and some are;
a.) Facial exercises
b.) Weight training
c.) Eating a healthy diet
d.) Drinking lots of water