Buccal Fat Pad Removal is available at Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery Center in Boise, Idaho by Dr. Jason Nealy. Cheek reduction surgery to remove the buccal fat pad can contour the cheeks providing a more tapered facial structure. Those with full round cheeks most benefit from this procedure -as by removing the fat pads we create slimmer appearance.
This is a quick procedure and is done here at our Boise,ID office.
Benefits of Buccal Fat Pad Removal
- Improves facial contour
- Reduces round/chubby appearance of the face
- Sliming of the middle third of your face (as if you are sucking in for a selfie)
How long is the downtime with buccal fat pad removal?
The procedure itself is quick and takes about an hour. Swelling after the procedure will last for two weeks and slightly modified diet will be required. No visible incisions or dressing since the incision is made inside of the mouth.
Who is a good candidate for buccal fat pad removal ?
The ideal candidate is patients looking for more definition in their facial structure, modest slimming to their cheeks. As we age the buccal fat pad atrophies. Those with multiple family members in their older age who continue to have this fat pad will likely not see this normal atrophy pattern and will be served well with surgical removal of the buccal fat pad.
What kind of anesthesia is used?
Most commonly we use oral sedation (local). However, we also offer it with IV sedation or general anesthesia.
How long does it take before I see the final results?
Most of the swelling will resolve in 2-4 weeks. Patients will see continued sharpening of facial contour for up to one year.
What can you eat after a Buccal Fat Pad Removal procedure?
A modified diet for the first week. Patients should expect tightness in jaw muscles and swelling. Dr. Nealy recommends a soft diet and liquid shakes high in protein for the first week after buccal fat pad surgery.
Are there any risks?
Similar risks to any cosmetic surgery procedure. The biggest risks include bleeding, infection, seroma (fluid collection), injury to salivary glands, nerve injury. Overall it's a very safe and well tolerated procedure.
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