Buccal fat removal surgery can be done within the same day.
Buccal fat removal or chin augmentation surgery is commonly done on individuals who do not like the roundness of their cheeks. Therefore, for aesthetic reasons, they may want to get a cheek reduction to:
This procedure is commonly done if an individual is under a certain age. It is not recommended if you are older in age because buccal fat does naturally diminish as a person ages.
Upon full recovery, patients will notice less chubby, contoured cheeks.
Each person will recover from the surgery differently, depending on how much they follow aftercare instructions, lifestyle and overall health. A special mouthwash will be given to the patient to help prevent infection of the wound and faster recovery.
Patients are advised to go on a liquid diet for one or two days to aid the recovery process. Your doctor will advise you once it is safe to start consuming soft foods.
During the recovery stage, most patients will experience swelling, bruising and numbness at the site where incisions are made. The healing time of wounds is typically 3 weeks but it will take several months before a patient will see the final results of the procedure.