What is Buccal Fat Removal?
Buccal fat removal is a surgical procedure performed to remove fat from the cheeks of patients in order to give them a slimmer face. The procedure involves the extraction of buccal fat pads. Buccal fat pads are fat deposits that are found deep inside cheeks.
How long does Buccal Fat Removal take?
The buccal fat removal procedure takes about one hour to perform. It is a minimally invasive procedure that is performed under general anaesthesia or conscious sedation.
What is the recovery time after Buccal Fat Removal surgery?
The recovery time after a buccal fat removal procedure is about two weeks. Some patients are able to travel three days after the procedure. However, it is prudent to consult a doctor and undergo any prescribed tests before travelling after the procedure. Furthermore, all post-operative prescriptions and advice for travel should be strictly followed. Patients will be given a strict diet to follow after the operation. A mouthwash will be prescribed and they will be required to rinse their mouth several times a day. Patients will also be asked to sleep with more pillows to elevate their head.
What are the alternatives to Buccal Fat Removal?
Alternative procedures to buccal fat reduction surgery include the minimally invasive liposuction of the face, weight loss, a healthy diet and the administration of age reversing facial injectables.
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