Ever wondered how some celebrities have that perfect face which is always radiant and has a nice shape to it? That is because some of them have undergone the Buccal fat pad removal also known as the buccal lipectomy. Some people do not like having chubby cheeks or their faces to look full and they prefer having a slimmer face. This is where Buccal fat removal comes in.
Buccal fat removal also known as buccal lipectomy or cheek fat removal is the surgical procedure of the removal of excessive fat from the cheeks so as to create a more contoured face. This results in a more symmetrical ad sculpted facial appearance. There are no visible scars as the procedure is performed from inside the mouth.
The ideal candidate for a buccal fat removal should be a person;
Always make sure to ask the surgeon as many questions as necessary before the procedure.
When done alone the procedure takes about 30-60 minutes but it can take more depending on which other procedure you would want to be done alongside it. The results vary depending on the individual. Since it is an outpatient procedure patients can return home on the same day so as to start the recovery process.
After the procedure there may be facial swelling but this goes down after about two to three weeks. When the swelling has gone down the cheeks begin to take shape by looking more contoured. The patient needs to maintain a semi-liquid diet post procedure during the recovery time for about seven to fourteen days. This is because the tissues inside the mouth would also be healing. Remember that the procedure is done from inside the mouth.
After the surgery you will be given special mouth rinses to minimize the risk of infection and instructed on the liquid diet. You will also be instructed on;
The optimal results will take a few weeks to show up.
Always make sure that the surgeon is qualified, licenced, has a good track record and answers all your questions to your satisfaction.
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