It is a cosmetic surgical procedure used to remove the buccal fat pad from the cheek, to reduce the size of prominent or protruding cheeks, making the face overall slimmer. As the face ages, these fat pads tend to loosen, making the face sag. Hence, this procedure is recommended to remove the buccal fat pads and tighten the skin around the cheek area.
One must consider a Buccal Fat Pad Removal surgery at Langersculpt, if:
One has excess fat on both the cheeks which makes their face look bulky, if one had opted for facial liposuction and it gave almost negligible face slimming, if one wants a longer lasting result than fillers for cheek lift.
Buccal Fat Pad Removal is performed under general or local anaesthesia, recommended as per patient’s condition and wish. After the administration of anaesthesia, a small incision is made at the buccal mucosa which is inside the oral cavity of the patient. This incision acts as the site to extract fat from the cheeks. Pressure is applied to the outer surface of the cheeks, pushing the buccal fat pad to protrude inside the mouth. The protruding fat is debulked, leaving the cheek size reduced adequately. The incision is then closed with the help of absorbable sutures and left to heal on its own which usually happens in just few days. The entire procedure takes only 30-45 minutes.
The downtime for Buccal Fat Pad Removal is not more than 2-3 days. However, patients cannot have any drink or food until six hours post-surgery. After these initial six hours, soft food or liquid food is allowed. Food that is hard to bite or chew like raw vegetables, fruits, or nuts must be avoided until one week post-surgery. Post operatively, chin strap is strongly recommended for 3-4 weeks.
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