What is a Buccal Lipectomy
This short procedure by our talented plastic surgeons of Los Angeles removes the fat pads inside the cheeks through a small incision inside the mouth. It results are subtle and give a sharper contour of the lower cheek. People over 25 with hereditary “chipmunk cheeks” are prime candidates. This can frequently be done under local anesthesia.
How Buccal Fat Removal Works
Step 1 – Anesthesia
Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure. The choices include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.
Step 2 – The incision
A buccal fat removal surgery requires an incision on the inside of the mouth, on the inner portion of your cheek. Occasionally, the buccal fat pad may be removed during a facelift and not necessitate an incision inside the mouth.
Step 3 – Closing the incisions
Sutures close the incisions inside your mouth. Typically, these sutures are absorbable, but each plastic surgeon performs the surgery differently. Be sure to avoid playing with the sutures with your tongue until cleared by your surgeon.
Step 4 – See the results
Your buccal fat removal surgery will result in a slimmer, more contoured cheek, specifically in the cheek hollow area.ESTD
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