Buccal fat pad removal is becoming increasingly popular as a means to gain the chiseled facial appearance amongst both sexes. It’s a very minor procedure to thin the chubby cheeks or to gain more definition in an average looking face. It significantly increases the appearance of a mid-face when combined with cheek bone filler injections.
Do I need buccal fat pad excision?
- If you look in the mirror and you
- find cheeks to be chubby or rounded
- find cheeks to be lacking definition below the cheek bone
- want chiseled look to your face
then you are the right candidate to go for this procedure.
The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia while you are completely awake and lasts for 30minutes. The surgery is done from inside your mouth and there are no incisions on the outside skin. A 2 cm incision is given on the buccal mucosa around 1 cm below opening the dental occlusal line near 1st and 2nd molar teeth. Buccinator muscle fibres are separated, fat pad identified and teased out with the help of forceps. Absorbable sutures are placed which get absorbed in 10 days.
- Liquid diet for first 4 days.
- Use a mouthwash for 4 days.
- No need of coming for suture removal
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. How many days do i need to take off for the procedure ?A1. You dont need to take any leaves. You can join back the next day.
Q2. How many days will it take to recover?A2. There will be minimal swelling initially which will subside in 10 days.
Q3. When will i see final results?
A3. Final results are visible after 2 to 3 months.