Buccal Fat, lipectomy or cheek reduction surgery is the removal of the excess fat pads from the cheeks. This procedure thins the cheeks and creates a more defined facial angle and appearance. It can be performed under local anesthesia and is generally done to reduce chubby cheeks due to genetics and weight gain. Here's everything to know before you plan to get this surgery:View this post on InstagramA post shared by BeautyFix Med Spa (@beautyfixmedspa) During buccal fat removal procedure, the buccal fat pads in your cheeks are surgically removed. This thins the cheeks and defines facial angles. Here are three important questions to ask your aesthetic coordinators and doctors before you book your surgical treatment:1.) Are Your Board Certified and by Which Organization? The first question you should ask when consulting with a plastic surgeon before any cosmetic surgery procedure is, very specifically, “Are you Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery?”There are many doctors who are Board certified in other specialties, or who are certified in cosmetic surgery by boards that are not accredited by the American Board of Medical Specialties. They take advantage of patients lack of knowledge in this area to appear like they are Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, but in fact they are not plastic surgeons. 2.) Who is a good candidate ?Anyone bothered by the appearance of your chubby cheeks or you feel they resemble similarity to a chipmunk cheek is a good candidate. Patient needs to have a realistic goal to thin the cheeks appearance specifically in the area of the checks hollows without any pre-existing medical conditions. The treatment is performed under local anesthesia, so the patient is awake for the procedure. Book a free consultation with us to find if you're a candidate for this treatment. 3.) What is the recovery time ?After the surgery, the patient takes around 7-10 days to recover. However, it takes around 3 - 6 months for a full recovery time, and by 4th month the majority of the swelling, bruising, inflammation and redness subsides and your cheeks gradually contour to their new appearance. Final results come through once redness and swelling have subsided. You can not get rid of buccal fat through diet or exercise. At BeautyFix, we offer both surgical and non-surgical treatment options for you to choose from. If you would like to schedule a FREE consultation at one of our locations, feel free to call 212-366-4787 Ext 5002 or email us at email@example.com.