Buccal Fat Pad removal

Many people have very heavy lower faces. This makes them appear older than their actual age. Buccal fat pad removal is a simple procedure to improve this

Buccal fat pad removal

What is buccal fat pad removal?

The buccal fat pad is a collection of fat located in the cheeks in every individual. In some people this is larger than normal. It is resistant to exercise and diet.

Buccal fat pad removal is a simple procedure to remove this fat pad and there by give slimmer cheeks and a more sculpted face

Who is a good candidate?

  • People with heavy cheeks and lower face
  • Good general health
  • Without much sagging skin

How is the procedure done?

  • It is done under local anesthesia usually. If desired it can be done under general anesthesia
  • A small incision is made on the inside of the cheek
  • The buccal fat pad is dissected out
  • The incision is then closed
  • No dressing is needed

What is the recovery like?

  • The patient can go to work after 2-3 days
  • Spicy food should be avoided for a few days
  • Oral cavity should be kept clean with mouthwashes and gargles