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Do you know what causes and how to treat excessive cheek volume?
Find out in this article.

What causes excessive volume in the cheeks?

Bulky cheeks, most of the time, are related to genetic issues, that is, a predisposition to have this characteristic. Although it’s a normal feature that doesn’t lead to health problems, the volume in the cheeks can cause some people to have self-esteem issues.

This increase in the volume of the cheeks, in most cases, has to do with the enlarged bichat balls. Basically, bichat balls are small fat balls that form in the cheek area and have no function in the normal functioning of the body. Depending on the genetic predisposition of each patient, bichat balls can be large or small, changing the shape of the face.

In other cases, excess volume in the cheeks can be caused by various reasons, such as poor eating habits, tobacco, sedentary lifestyle and excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages, or other factors that cause swelling of the face.

How to treat excessive volume of cheeks?

The first step is to identify whether the excessive volume of the cheeks is due to bichat balls or other reasons. In the second case, the treatment will be to reevaluate the lifestyle in order to avoid the factors that cause facial swelling. In cases of enlarged bichat balls, the most appropriate solution will be Bichectomy.

Through Bichectomy, it is possible to remove these balls of fat very simply and quickly. The surgery is minimally invasive and is performed intraorally, like dental surgery, and therefore does not leave scars or marks. Furthermore, the removal of bichat balls does not interfere with the healthy functioning of the face, it only improves the roundness of the face caused by the cheeks.

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