Chrissy Teigen Says She Had Fat Removed From Her Cheeks — And There’s “No Shame” In It

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Chrissy Teigen is known for being straight-up with her fans, so it’s not exactly surprising that she divulged her latest cosmetic procedure. However, the procedure itself might not be one you’d expect. In a recent Instagram takeover on The Cosmetic Lane, the 35-year-old revealed that she underwent surgery to remove fat from her cheeks.

“I did that Dr. Diamond buccal fat removal thing here,” she says in the clip while pointing to her cheeks. “And since I quit drinking, I’m really seeing the results, and I like it. Yeah, I did it, what?” Teigen also added text on the screen that read: “no shame in my dr diamond game.”

The procedure was done by Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Jason Diamond and is essentially a cheek reduction. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgery, “The goal of buccal fat removal is to thin the cheeks, specifically in the area of the cheek hollows. Although a face that is naturally soft and filled out is considered youthful, some people find that their face feels too full, even chubby.”

A buccal fat removal is typically done by removing fat via an incision on the inside of the cheek. The result is a smaller, more contoured cheek.

This is not the first time Teigen has opened up about her plastic surgeries. She’s shared her experiences in undergoing vaginal steaming and Botox in her armpits to prevent excessive sweating, and in 2020, she revealed that she was having her breast implants removed.

After receiving backlash for a video she posted of herself getting a COVID test during the height of the pandemic in May 2020, Teigen quickly made a follow-up tweet to clarify that she was having surgery. “Everyone in L.A. can get tested for free,” she said. “I’m having surgery and had to. I’m sorry if this offends you.”

She later elaborated on Instagram: “Hi hi! So I posted myself getting a COVID test on the Twitter, as I’m getting surgery soon. A lot of people are understandably curious (and nosey!) so I’ll just say it here: I’m getting my boobs out!” 

Teigen continued: “They’ve been great to me for many years but I’m just over it,” Teigen said via Twitter at the time. “I’d like to be able to zip a dress in my size, lay on my belly with pure comfort! No biggie! So don’t worry about me! All good. I’ll still have boobs, they’ll just be pure fat. Which is all a tit is in the first place. A dumb, miraculous bag of fat.”

Though it’s no one’s business, it’s certainly refreshing to see celebrities continue to be open about the cosmetic procedures they may undergo — Chrissy Teigen being at the top of that list.

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