Cheek Reduction Surgery
Cheek Reduction Surgery or Buccal fat pad reduction
The cheek reduction surgery is also known as the buccal fat pad reduction. This surgical procedure is often carried out to correct the chipmunk appearance. The appearance is not alright because of the fat pad in the cheek lower part. When this procedure is concluded, the individual would be better for that, because it would lead to a better look, and it is going to make you more pleased and prominent in appearance.
This procedure can be done in isolation of other types of procedures and it is usually done inside the mouth. This is an advantage because there would be nothing like scar.
Some people that go through the operation have round and full face, and the buccal fat can be large in some parts. Usually the buccal fat is large and has large fat in its mass region temple that is the upper jaw region. While performing this procedure, there is no need for you to do away with the whole buccal fat pad. What should be affected by that procedure should be the cheek region, and this has to be completely reduced. However, it is not the best option for the patients to remove it entirely, because it could affect the face. It could make it look slim and thin. In time to come, it would not be good because it would look unhealthy in appearance. You may regret it in the future, because you must go with it throughout your lives.
Which patient can undergo this procedure?
You can be a candidate for this procedure if you have a puffy or a rounded face, especially in the mid cheeks.
It is good for you if you want to achieve a better and thinner appearance in the face region, most especially if it affected the dimple areas of the face.
Furthermore, you would require it if you think it is too full or you perceive that you have an extra fat in that region of our face which you want to remove. If you do that, you would achieve a balance in the neck, and face and other parts of the face.
The procedure, how it is done
In this type of procedure, it would require a general anaesthesia to be done and it cannot last for more than an hour.
Moreover, it may require an incision inside the mouth, and the fat pad is going to be done away with. Moreover, you are not going to experience any incision scar in the face.
During the procedure the bicchets fat pad can be removed and it can be done right from the top during the facelift.
This type of procedure can be done with facelift as well as any other plastic procedure of your choice.
What next after that procedure
- When the procedure is concluded, you can observe that it does not take more than one to two hours for the procedure to be concluded.
- When you visit, you are going to be in the hospital for about four hours
- If you plan to drive, it is recommended that you come with one person or more because you cannot drive home after the procedure is completed.
- When you leave, the doctor would provide you with post operative instructions written, as well as prescription that would serve as pain relief.
- It is recommended that you take your shower daily and wash your mouth using salt water after eating.
- You are going to experience severe pain within the first two days you were operated on. You are going to suffer discomfort, but this can be managed through pain medication.
- Furthermore, you would be experiencing swelling, bruising, as well as sensitivity and tenderness. There would be swelling, but it would vary and you can be better within three weeks.
- You can take light exercises within the first two weeks of that procedure. Simple exercises to take include walking. You can begin your usual daily activities within six weeks after the procedure.
- You can resume your work after three days, but it should not be at the full scale.
- After the procedure, you would visit the doctor after three to seven days. The doctor needs to check the wounds and swelling that you could be experiencing.
There could be some complications after the procedure. One of the complications includes haematoma. This is a blood collection in the affected area. This blood can be drained out of the system or it is absorbed into the blood system. Symptoms are as follows: itching skin, swelling, bruising, pain and so on.
Other complications that can arise include infection. The infection cannot be predicted and this is usually within the first three weeks of that procedure. This is why antibiotics are required.
Another complication is the seroma. This can build up after the procedure and that can require a surgical procedure for it to be removed. It can equally be removed through syringe and this is in a clinic.