Worrying about “chubby cheeks, puffy cheeks or a fat face”?
Currently, there are various medical procedures of facial contouring to improve facial dimensions and achieve a more harmonious state with the rest of the facial composition. Many people lose confidence because of chubby cheeks, fat face or puffy cheeks. These conditions are caused by several factors, such as facial anatomy, aging, the genetic predisposition of individuals, etc.
Buccal Fat Pad Removal
Buccal Fat is several encapsulated fat masses in the cheek. Most people with chubby cheeks usually have other conditions apart from extra buccal fat pad, such as having prominent cheek bones or jaw size, excess hypodermal fat, etc. Therefore, they might need other treatment besides Buccal Fat Pad Removal surgery. Buccal fat removal is done under local anesthesia through the inside of the mouth in the cheek area with a 1-1.5 cm incision, the buccal fat pad is then gently teased out and removed, and the incisions are completed with dissolvable stitches. The surgical period is approximately 30 minutes and patients are able to resume normal activities immediately without any rehabilitation requirement.
An incision in the inside of the mouth is made, and then the buccal fat pad is gently removed
The incisions are completed with dissolvable stitches.
Buccal fat is a pad form, since there is no fat breaking down procedure
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Results may be different from person to person
Removes Buccal fat pad underneath the skin muscles inside the mouth in the cheek areas.
•An incision of 1-1.5 cm inside the mouth in the upper jaw area will be made.
•The buccal fat pad is gently teased out and removed.
1 – 1.5 hours, approximately.
2 cm incisions inside the mouth will be completed with dissolvable stitches.
Thinner look in the cheeks below the cheekbone.
Period until results become apparent
The results can be noticed gradually in the first 3-6 months, depending on the individual.
• Wearing garment regularly is recommended in order to firm facial skin and heal incision rapidly.
• Avoid having spicy foods and alcoholic drinks.
• Cold compress in the first 3-4 days is recommended to minimize pain condition.
• Hot compress in the first 5-14 days to reduce swelling.
• Do not have strenuous exercise for 1-2 weeks after surgery.
• Take medications as prescribed by the doctor.
• The stitches will be removed by your doctor 7 days after the surgery.
• Swelling can last for 1-2 months.
Photo before - after Buccal Fat Pad Removal surgery