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What is Buccal fat removal?
Buccal fat removal is an aesthetic plastic surgery procedure that helps to get the desired face shape by removing fat pads between your cheekbones and jaw bones. Buccal fat removal surgery is carried out to highlight the facial bone structures, especially cheekbones and the hollowed area between cheeks and jaws. The procedure is commonly termed cosmetic cheek reduction.
You are the right candidate for cheek reduction surgery if you are physically healthy with no underlying diseases and are not happy with the fullness of your face. Patients with narrow faces are not the ideal candidate for cheeks reduction; also patients over a certain age cannot go for the surgery because buccal fat diminishes naturally with aging.
How is Buccal fat removal surgery performed?
Surgery is performed after the initial consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon who will examine your health conditions, family history, and will ask general questions about your health and past surgeries. The procedure starts by giving local anesthesia to reduce pain during the procedure. Next, the surgeon will make incisions on the sides of your face or mouth and make the fat pads more exposed to cut and remove them. In the final step, incisions are closed with dissolvable sutures.
It is recommended to take a liquid diet after the procedure; gradually you will be able to take soft foods once the healing progresses.
What is the recovery period after Buccal fat removal?
Recovery time for Buccal fat removal is three weeks; however, it will take months to show final results.
What are the benefits of Buccal fat removal?
- Buccal fat removal surgery eliminates excess fat pads
- Improves the definition of cheekbones by reducing the roundness or fullness of the face
- The procedure doesn’t leave visible scarring
- Buccal fat removal requires minimal downtime
- Offers permanent results
What ARE THE risks and complications of Buccal fat removal surgery?
A few side effects are associated with the procedure, such as;
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Injury to salivary ducts
- Post-operative infections
How much does Buccal fat removal Cost?
Buccal fat removal surgery costs between $2000 – $5000
If you want to learn more about cheek reduction or buccal fat removal surgery, book your initial coaching with Gloria and plan your perfect surgery.