Buccal fat pad, also known as Bichat’s fat pad, is the prominent fat mass in the cheek that can make us appear over-weight. Sometimes, this chubby cheek does not dissipate and stays till the adulthood also. In most cases, due to genetics, Buccal fat might not get reduced even with extreme weight loss.
Buccal fat pad reduction is an elegant cosmetic surgery, that could be performed to slim your cheeks and face to give it a more firm and improved contour look.
A small incision inside the mouth is made under a local anesthetic agent to perform Buccal fat pad removal surgery. Medications to reduce the anxiety and pain are also given to the patient if needed. This surgery can be done in conjunction with other procedures like liposuction of neck or nose correction or facelift surgery in order to improve the shape and contouring of the face. This is a quick, simple and relatively painless procedure which leaves no outer scars.
If you are fed up with your full looking cheeks and are tired of reducing it through many years of significant weight loss programs, then Buccal fat pad removal surgery can help you to get the firm and slim look of your face. This surgery should be undertaken after the age of 20.
Buccal fat pad removal, like any other surgery, has risks and complications. However, in this procedure, the chances of occurrence of risks are rare and treatable if they occur.
Bleeding, infection, excessive swelling, bruising, unwanted depressions in the cheek are the commons possible complications that can occur after the surgery.
It is very difficult to see the immediate result due to the prominent swelling in the face after the surgery. But, after a few days, once the swelling subsides, you can see more sculpted cheek, towards the bottom and in the mid jawline.
This surgery would give your face more symmetry and your smile will be more beautiful and fresh than before. In our experience, people who have taken the decision to undergo this procedure are very happy and pleased with the result about how their entire face looks have become slimmer. It has added a lot their self-esteem.
You can go home the same day after the surgery and do your daily routine. However, facial swelling might last for about 2-3 weeks before subsiding completely. You must avoid arduous activities.
You need to follow your diet plan as suggested by your surgeon. Mild discomfort during eating or speaking is expected and medications would be given to control the pain.
Cleansing inside mouth regularly should be done to avoid the risk of infection at the incision site.