Buccal Fat Removal Before and After: Excess fat beneath the cheekbones is removed during the procedure. Thus creating a better definition of your cheekbones.
The buccal fat pad is a mass of fat located behind the cheekbone and beneath the skin’s surface. Your face’s appearance will depend on the size of this fat pad.
The meaning of buccal fat removal:
Buccal fat removal is a cosmetic surgery procedure used to remove buccal fat.
In this procedure, the cheek fat pads will be surgically removed. In order to reduce the size of your cheeks and shape your facial angles. This can either be performed alone or in combination with another type of plastic surgery such as:
- Chin implants
- Lip augmentation
- Botox injection
Buccal Fat Reduction:
Surgery can be performed under general or local anesthesia, so you decide whether to be awake or asleep. An incision will be made below the salivary canal or Stenson’s canal, allowing saliva to flow into the mouth.
A small incision will be made inside the mouth to access the fat. This will allow the surgeons to remove the excess fat and create a more defined contour and appearance in the lower third of the face.
Tapering is a technique that can be used to achieve the desired effect. For two weeks, an absorbable stitch will cover the incision. The surgeon will adjust the amount of fat that is removed from each cheek according to the patient’s bone structure.
During the recovery period, the patient should limit activity. Use ice to reduce swelling, and follow a liquid diet until the day of surgery. The most important thing is to prevent irritating the incisions. Some doctors recommend that patients prevent exercise for a week prior to surgery.
Essentially, a bichectomy is a facial aesthetic treatment. In which Bichat’s adipose tissue is removed from two fat pockets located inside the cheeks.
People who have a round face, even after exercising and dieting, still look fat should consider bisection.
Instructions for the operation:
- Important Note: Pregnant women will not be able to undergo surgery.
Two weeks before Surgery:
- Avoid smoking and consuming alcohol. As both can adversely affect the Bichectomy results. Tell your doctor if you are taking any vitamins or medications.
One Day Before Surgery:
- Before you undergo buccal fat removal surgery, don’t eat or drink anything for eight hours.
Day of The Surgery:
- The day of your Bichectomy, you may take a shower. Avoid wearing nail polish or heavy makeup in the morning. Wear loose, comfortable clothing.
Instructions for post-operation:
- During this period, alcohol should be avoided. Walking every hour can help improve circulation. Recovery after surgery is often accompanied by fatigue. Drink lots of water.There will be swelling and bruising.
Bucal fat reduction surgery is a personal decision. You need to determine whether the procedure is right for you, and if the risks are acceptable.
Your plastic surgeon will describe to you the risk of surgery in detail. You will need to sign consent forms so that you fully understand the procedures and possible complications.
- Anesthesia risks associated with asymmetries, bleeding, deep vein thrombosis. Also Cardiac or pulmonary complications, fluid accumulation (seroma) and hematoma.
- An injury to a salivary gland may cause permanent or temporary facial muscular weakness.
Despite its esthetic-functional simplicity, bichectomy present a number of unpredictable risks of serious complications.
Buccal fat removal without surgery:
When it comes to stubborn fat under your cheeks or chin, cryolipolysis is an excellent option. It can effectively remove fat that diet and exercise can‘t reach.
The cryolipolysis technique uses extremely cold conditions in order to destroy fat cells. Non-surgically, the procedure freezes fat cells before allowing them to be discharged naturally by the liver. Non-fat tissue and cells remain intact.
How effective is cryolipolysis?
One or more follow up treatments may be recommended by cosmetic specialists to enhance the effectiveness of the procedure. Clinical studies have shown that this procedure can reduce up to 25% of the subcutaneous fat after the first treatment.
As long as the patient does not lose body fat, the effects are likely to last for three months maximum.
In addition to these findings, the studies revealed the following:
- A total of 86% of patients had visible cosmetic improvement as a result of treatment.
- In the first 14 days, patients may experience side effects including redness, tingling, and bruising.
- 76% of patients are satisfied with cryolipolysis.
In a laser treatment, controlled heat is applied under the skin to target specific areas, such as under your chin. A handheld device delivers the laser through the skin, similar to cryolipolysis. The laser causes fat cells under your skin to separate. In the liver, fat is processed into fatty acids that can be naturally expelled from the body.
It is recognized by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery as an efficient fat removal procedure. The laser does not damage the skin or the non-fatty tissues beneath. Furthermore, the FDA has approved the use of body contouring lasers to shape the abdomen, arms, and back.
- In comparison to cryolipolysis, non-surgical, sculpted liposuction doesn’t require as much downtime as cryolipolysis.
A significant cosmetic improvement may be seen after four weeks.
- In addition to removing fat, body contouring tightens the skin. Something traditional liposuction cannot do.
- If the area being treated is small and has little fat, body contouring is safer than traditional liposuction.
- The patient will be able to recuperate at home and he will be able to save on hospital expenses. The effects of the program last as long as the patient maintains their weight.
How i know i am a good candidate for buccal fat removal?
during your Virtual Consultation doctors will ask you:
- Some questions.
- take some pictures to get a sense of what procedures you are interested in.
- Once you’ve provided all the details, we’ll be able to provide a quote specific to your needs.
The patient must have a good physical and mental state of health. he is overweight and suffers from a pseudoherniation (a small, round fat mass on his cheeks as a result of a weak buccal fat pad). He seeks facial feminization surgery.
Is buccal fat removal costy ?
It is not covered by health insurance because buccal fat is considered cosmetic. Depending on the surgeon’s level of experience, buccal fat removal can be priced between $2,000 and $5,000.