Chrissy Teigen is known for being an open book when it comes to cosmetic procedures.

The star recently opened up about her latest treatment on Instagram, revealing she had undergone a buccal fat removal procedure, which is known to help achieve a more chiselled look and defined cheekbones.

Earlier this week on an Instagram story, Chrissy showed off her newly defined cheekbones saying, “I did that Dr. Diamond buccal fat removal thing here,” pointing to her face. “And since I quit drinking, I’m really seeing the results, and I like it. Yeah, I did it, what?”


So, what exactly is buccal fat removal? Well, the procedure is an intense one.

The cosmetic procedure involves the buccal fat pad found naturally in the cheek hollow area being removed using a suction device. Tiny incisions in the cheek area are then made using a small metal tube called a cannula to remove the fat.

Per Taylor Plastic Surgery Center, the cost of this procedure usually varies between $2,000 to $5,000 (Dhs7,345 to Dhs18,365).

Despite this popular plastic surgery TikTok trend growing, various surgeons are still delving into whether the procedure is considered to be safe or not. However, several A-listers have done it (or are suspected to have done it…) and seen astonishing results.

Growing in demand, this popular procedure shows us what many will look like years into the future.

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