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Cheek Reduction Surgery

Round or chubby cheeks may be “cute” when you are a child, but many people long for a more angular appearance to their face in adulthood. If you are in your twenties, thirties or beyond and still have a rounded face, a cheek reduction can create the more angular face you desire. Dr. Rousso and the team at our facial plastic surgery clinic in Manhattan, offer this facial cosmetic surgery to slim the face and achieve the natural, adult appearance you desire.

Cheeks that are heavier can hide the defined cheekbones underneath. Removing the buccal fat pads can help achieve a more chiseled, angular appearance to the face that many people prefer. Once the fat pads are carefully removed, the face can appear more streamlined and mature, with the contours that define a well-formed adult face.

Undergoing a Cheek Reduction Procedure

During a cheek reduction surgery, Dr. Rousso will access the cheek area through the mouth. The incision is made inside the mouth, so no visible scar is left on the face. The buccal fat pads are removed to reveal a contour below the cheekbones, enhancing the shape of the face and defining the cheekbones. The results can be noticeable immediately after surgery, with accelerated definition in a few weeks once all the swelling has subsided.

Those with “chipmunk” cheeks, a heavier mid-face or a rounded face can benefit from cheek reduction surgery if they want a slimmer, more angular appearance. Dr. Rousso offers extensive experience as a double board certified facial plastic surgeon, with an eye for artistry to create a natural and attractive appearance for his patients. If cheek reduction is a procedure you desire to have completed, you cannot find a better choice in facial plastic surgeons to perform your enhancement surgery. Contact our office in Manhattan to schedule your consultation with Dr. Rousso to learn more.

What our patients are saying

  • Dr. Rousso was spectacular. Smart, listened to my issues, asked a variety of thoughtful questions to help identify and resolve my issue. Would absolutely recommend him to others. He was warm and personable and wonderful that he speaks Spanish. J. B.
  • My son had a cleft lip and now he looks like he never had it! Thank you so much! M. T.
  • Dr. Rousso is absolutely awesome! M. Z.
  • He was super kind and mindful of my comfort!!! Highly recc! G. R.
  • Dr. Rousso took his time and answered all of my questions or concerns. S. S.

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If you or a family member need facial plastic surgery or reconstructive surgery for aesthetic or functional issues in New York City, take the time to meet with Dr. Joseph Rousso for a consultation. His extensive education, experience and talent as a facial plastic surgeon cannot be surpassed, especially when it comes to balanced, natural-appearing results. Contact his office in Manhattan to schedule your consultation.

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Our Patient Reviews

Joseph J. Rousso, MD FACS

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 32 reviews

Nancy M.

They were very professional from the moment I walked in there. The doctor took the time to understand my pain and was ready to help and did a great job.

Lauren S.

Dr Rousso is patient, listens well and explains thoroughly. He has a warm manner and seems very knowledgeable. I highly recommend!

Joseph T.

Very personable doc – at no point in the appointment did I feel rushed. Great staff, too, and I was seen very quickly.

Cassandra F.

I love visits with Dr. Rousso. Always super nice, patient, thorough, and willing to answer any questions I have.

Lisa K.

Professional, informative, and didn't feel rushed. Was able to diagnose my condition.

Antonio V.

Dr Rousso is an excellent doctor, and my visit couldn’t be more pleasant. I highly recommend him.

Aaron B.

It appears Dr. Rousso diagnosed me both quickly and effectively. My symptoms are already clearing up!

Katherine T.

Dr Rousso gave me a great initial consult and a referral to a sinus specialist.