Buccal Fat Removal Surgery
Buccal fat removal is an excellent way of reducing the “chipmunk cheek” appearance that plagues patients. Often, their parents have the same facial configuration even in their 60’s and 70’s!
Buccal fat removal must weighed with consideration of facial harmony as a whole (i.e. the cheekbone to cheek juxtaposition). The patient’s age makes a big difference as well. The procedure should not be performed in patients with “baby fat” in their early 20’s. only patients with legitimate facial disharmony.
However, if patients have excessively full cheeks in their 30’s, and their entire family has the characteristic “chipmunk look”, then buccal fat removal might be right for them which is a surgical procedure designed to reduce the fullness in the lower cheek by removing that fat pads, themselves. The procedure can provide a slimmer, smoother cheek; restoring a youthful appearance.
Am I a good candidate for buccal fat removal?
An ideal candidate will be an individual with excessive fullness in the lower cheek area. Patients should have realistic surgical expectations, as well as be in generally good health. Both men and women can benefit from this procedure.
A consultation appointment with our surgeon will be set up prior to scheduling the Buccal Fat Removal. During this visit, our surgeon will perform a brief physical examination, review medical history, listen to a patient’s hopes for the surgery, and further explain the procedure’s details. If a patient is considered the right fit for a Buccal Fat Removal, and individual surgical plan will be established.
Recovery after a buccal fat removal procedure
The procedure is performed under local anaesthetic and it takes only an hour to complete. There is very little downtime after a Buccal Fat Removal procedure. Only minor swelling and bruising may occur; the recovery is also relatively pain free. Most patients will feel and look well enough to return to work the next day. Results from a Buccal Fat Removal will be immediately noticeable, but as the swelling fully dissipates, the complete results will be apparent. There is no visible scarring after a Buccal Fat Removal, as our surgeon uses only intraoral (inside the cheek) incisions.
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