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Sometimes even the most stringent weight-loss and exercise regimen needs a little help. If, after working hard to finally get the body you want, your cheeks are now far too puffy or full to fit with the rest of your look, you may benefit from cheek reduction surgery. Also called a buccal fat removal surgery, because the buccal fat pad is typically removed, this face & neck cosmetic surgey can be expertly performed by Dr. Eric Cerrati.

Every face is different, and no two people have the exact same facial pattern. This is why Dr. Eric Cerrati tailors each cheek reduction surgery to the individual patient. The procedure is typically performed through tiny incisions placed inside the mouth through which the buccal fat pad of each cheek is manipulated or removed to accomplish your desired goals.

Healing time can vary, as cheek reduction surgery is sometimes combined with other cosmetic surgical procedures, such as a brow lift. A simple cheek reduction surgery is usually performed in about an hour and can be completed in an outpatient setting under general or local anesthesia. If your cheek reduction is combined with other surgical treatments, you may need general anesthesia and the services of a surgical center.

Utah Buccal Fat Extraction Surgery

You can expect some bruising and swelling after the procedure, but it will subside as you recover. In as little as 7-10 days, any residual swelling should be gone, and you can admire your new svelte appearance. Your results will be so pleasing, and yet so unobtrusive, that friends and family will notice the improvement without discerning any evidence of cosmetic work being performed.

If you think a cheek reduction surgery could add the finishing touches to your overall appearance, contact our South Jordan or Salt Lake City office to schedule your cheek reduction consultation with Dr. Cerrati.

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Based on 32 reviews
Christina A.

Choosing Dr. Cerrati to perform my rhinoplasty was the best decision I ever made! I had consultations with many other surgeons and he was who I felt most comfortable with. He really listened to what I wanted and made it look very natural. He fixed my deviated septum and performed some cosmetic work. My recovery was such an easy process! I had 0 pain and minimal bruising. I love the outcome of my nose, both functionally and structurally. I highly recommend Dr. Cerrati, you wont regret it.

Kiera B.

Working with Dr. Cerrati and his assistant Hailey, has been the most wonderful experience! It is clear Dr. Cerrati cares about helping you achieve your dreams and Hailey is the sweetest, most helpful & awesome gal ever! They both spent so much time listening and understanding exactly what I wanted done with my nose and forehead and spent time making sure I was cared for and heard. I love my results and am so happy that I chose to go with this team. I plan to continue using them for my lip and cheek injection and suggesting them to all my friends moving forward- I am soo happy I found them!

Heather J.

I would highly recommend Dr. Cerrati based on my experience with both him and his office staff. He is very professional and a perfectionist When it comes to his patients results. I researched several surgeons, and ultimately decided on Dr. Cerrati based on his reviews and before and after pictures. One month post rhinoplasty, I am no longer self conscious. I’m loving my results ( and I’m very picky) . If anyone is worried , rest assured you Will love Dr. Cerrati and his staff!

Justin G.

Dr. Cerrati is AMAZING at what he does! He is very professional, personable, and always makes sure you are comfortable during your procedures. After seeing 3 other physicians and having procedures done to help open my nasal passages, Dr. Cerrati came up with a different solution that actually worked. He is very meticulous and precise with all of his work and my facial injections were nearly painless. He does great work, I highly recommend!

Dustee L.

Dr. Cerrati, Nani and the entire staff made my day today! I put my wallet on the hood of my car and drove off with it there on my way to my appointment this morning. By the time I realized what I had done my wallet was long gone. I ended up being 20 minutes late for my appointment (which I absolutely hate) and the staff was nothing but understanding and so so nice when I told them what happened. It was my first experience in the office but absolutely not my last! Not only am I impressed with the way I was treated but they did an amazing job!! My appointment was short and sweet with a job well done and I couldn't help but leave with happy tears in my eyes. Kind people are the best!!!

Hunter G.

Dr. Cerrati is absolutely amazing! I was so happy with my fillers that I received. Definitely will be returning to him again! I trust him and recommended him 100% to all my family and friends. He always does his best to make sure his patients come out with the best possible outcome!