What is Buccal Pad Fat Removal?
Chubby cheeks. With age, sagging cheeks. Not a very appealing prospect. Yet some people suffer with the lack of confidence and self-esteem which this situation brings. You need no longer suffer. A simple cosmetic surgery can remove this fat from your cheeks, known as buccal fat pad removal. This works towards giving you a well proportioned and symmetric set of cheeks, while toning your skin for a slimmer appearance.
Who Does Buccal Pad Fat Removal Help?
Buccal fat pad removal procedure helps people with excess fat on their cheeks and associated aesthetic and functional concerns. Do you associate with any of the following situations?
- Excess fat on one or both cheeks making them look chubby or asymmetric.
- Odd looking curves on the cheeks when you smile
- Facial liposuction followed by negligible slimming of the cheeks.
This fat, known as buccal fat pad, can be removed through a simple and safe cosmetic procedure, which helps give a more proportioned and slimmer look to the face and improved tone. Bear in mind though, it does not change the facial bone structure or give you new features altogether.
Buccal Pad Fat Removal – The Procedure
Planning for the surgery requires you to consult a Gold Medalist surgeon. They not only take you through the procedure in detail, but surgical complications are also minimized when performed by an expert surgeon.
Buccal fat pad removal is performed under general or local anaesthesia, this is determined by the case requirement and the patient’s condition. A half inch incision is given at the buccal mucosa to extract the fat from the cheeks. While the incision acts as the site of fat removal, pressure is applied on the outer surface of the cheek to cause the buccal fat pad to protrude inside the mouth, making it easier to extract the tissue and fat.
The incision is then closed with sutures; however, the site of incision is such that scarring is hidden. The incisions are left to heal naturally, which takes only a few days. The entire procedure takes only 30 minutes!
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Buccal fat pad removal is an outpatient procedure with a three-day recovery period.
- The first two hours after surgery require fasting, after which a soft or liquid diet can be started.
- Hot and spicy food should be avoided for a week.
- Some swelling and bruising is there which takes couple of weeks to subside.
Meet Dr Priya Bansal, a gold medalist female plastic surgeon, to learn more about the procedure and its benefits. With years of experience behind her, Dr Bansal believes in high-level surgical care and meeting the patient’s needs.