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What is face slimming?

If you have round, “chipmunk cheeks” that persist despite weight loss, face slimming may be an option for you. Face slimming refers to a custom blend of procedures that can correct an overly full or round facial appearance. The available treatments include:

Buccal fat removal

This procedure is designed to remove the buccal fat pads located in the lower portion of the face. For the right patient, this surgery can reveal slimmer cheeks and a more defined face.

Jawline contouring

An oversized jaw can exacerbate the appearance of a wide or full face. When this occurs, carefully placed BOTOX injections in the area can contour the jawline and restore balance.


If you struggle with a double chin or fatty deposits on the neck, gentle and precise liposuction can remove the excess volume.


Your healing process will vary depending on the treatment selected. However, most of our face slimming procedures are associated with relatively quick recovery periods, ranging from 24 hours to one week.

Why choose Dr. Macias?

Dr. Luis Macias is an internationally renowned, highly trained, double board-certified plastic surgeon located in Marina del Rey. He is sought after for his expertise in facial aesthetics, and has turned slimming and contouring the face into an artform. With Dr. Macias as your surgeon, you can be confident that you’ll emerge from your procedure with a beautiful new facial contour that surpasses your expectations.

FAQ Face Slimming

How much does face slimming cost?

Your investment will depend on the blend of procedures performed. When it comes to national averages, buccal fat removal may cost between $3,000 and $5,000, BOTOX injections may cost around $1000, and liposuction may cost between $2,500 and $5000.

Am I a candidate for face slimming?

If you are in good general health and want to create a more contoured facial appearance, face slimming may be right for you.

What are the risks?

Face slimming procedures are very safe when they are done by a board-certified plastic surgeon. Serious risks are rare and may include infection, bleeding, an adverse reaction to anesthesia, and more.


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To take your next step in cosmetic enhancement, your next step is a consultation with Dr. Macias. Please call our office to schedule an appointment.

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Safety Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Patients,

Here at Aesthetic MdR there is nothing more important to us than your health and safety.

We are following these in-office safety guidelines:

  • If you are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 and/or have a temperature of 100 degrees or greater we ask that you reschedule your appointment.
  • Our patient schedules will be adjusted to minimize your time in the reception area to allow for adequate social distancing. The timing of your arrival is very important. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment. If you are late for your appointment we will reschedule you for another day.
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