How to Lose Face Fat: 4 Tips for Slimmer Cheeks

Plastic Surgeon & Skin Care Spa Serving Kansas City, Overland Park, Olathe, Lee's Summit & Nearby Areas of Kansas & Missouri

Posted: June 28, 2021

Excess facial fat can make your features look round and puffy. Sometimes, it’s the result of weight gain and can be improved with fat-burning strategies. Other times, the culprit is genetics, and the most effective solution is facial plastic surgery. Here are four tips you can try to slim and sculpt your cheeks.  

Tips to lose face fat infographic 1. Commit to Cardio 

If you have extra fat in your face because of excess body fat, losing weight could help you slim down all over. You might not have to look further than cardio to find something that works for you. 

Cardio is one of the best ways to lose weight. Also called aerobic exercise, cardio is any type of physical activity that gets your heart rate up. Try dancing, biking, running, or swimming your way to a more defined face.

2. Drink More Water

Staying hydrated is one of the best things you can do for your health. It can help you perform better during workouts, boost your mood, and increase your energy levels. It can even help you lose weight in your face.

Studies indicate that drinking plenty of water can decrease your calorie intake and temporarily boost your metabolism. There’s also evidence that water can prevent facial bloating caused by fluid retention. Bonus!

3. Try Facial Exercises 

There’s very little research about the effectiveness of facial exercises. The idea is that they can potentially build muscle tone and make your face look slimmer. But no one really knows if they have an impact on facial fat loss. 

If you’re looking for a new method to sculpt your cheeks, there’s no harm in giving facial exercises a shot. Your options include puckering your lips on alternating sides and smiling while clenching your teeth. Just keep your expectations reasonable. 

4. Consider Buccal Fat Removal

There’s a certain type of fat that doesn’t go away with weight loss. It’s called buccal fat, and it sits right beneath your cheekbones. 

The size of your buccal fat pads impacts the shape and structure of your entire face. Large fat pads can give you a so-called baby face. Removing the buccal fat pad during a procedure called cheek reduction can give you more of a modelesque look. 

Schedule a Buccal Fat Removal Consultation in Overland Park

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Victor Perez will gladly discuss your options for reducing facial fat and achieving slimmer cheeks. Call 913-685-1108 today to schedule a consultation at Renue Aesthetic Surgery. Our practice serves Kansas City, Overland Park, Olathe, Lee’s Summit, and nearby areas of Kansas and Missouri.