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Buccal Fat Removal

What is Buccal Fat Removal? Cheek Slimming Aesthetic

Buccal fat removal, also known as 'Bichat fat pad,' refers to the removal of cheek fat pads from inside the mouth, commonly known as buccal fat removal surgery. It is an aesthetic procedure performed for individuals with structurally wide and broad cheeks who, despite being at a healthy weight, desire narrowing and slimming of the face.


How is Buccal Fat Removal, Cheek Removal Surgery, and Face Slimming Surgery Performed?


– It is a same-day procedure and does not require hospitalization.
– Buccal fat removal surgery can be performed under general anesthesia or sedation.
– A small entry point of about 2-3 cm is created inside the mouth with the patient's mouth open.
– The 'Bichat fat pad is located and carefully separated from surrounding tissues.
– It is meticulously removed with careful consideration.
– After removing cheek fat, the tissues are thoroughly washed and cleaned.
– After the procedure, the incision is meticulously closed with special absorbable stitches known as 'ghost stitches,' which will dissolve over time. The same procedure is applied equally to both sides, successfully completing the process.

What Should Those Who Have Buccal Fat Removal Surgery, Face Slimming Surgery, and Cheek Fat Removal Surgery Pay Attention To?

– Individuals undergoing facial slimming surgery should stop taking blood thinners like aspirin 7 days before the surgery.
– It is important that those having buccal fat removal surgery do not have any infections (tooth, gum, etc.) inside the mouth.
– Smoking after cheek fat removal increases the risk of infection and is not recommended.
– Individuals undergoing cheek slimming surgery will relatively easily pass the process with liquid-based, frequent, and non-chewing feeding for the first 3-4 days after the surgery.
– After buccal fat removal surgery, there may be swelling, and the complete result of these swellings may take approximately 3 months to manifest.

Cheek Slimming and Face Slimming Related Topics

Cheekbone aesthetics (Increasing the volume of cheekbones and the area above them can make the lower face appear thinner.)

Masseter Botox (Sometimes clenching teeth or structurally, the masseter muscle outside both jawbones can gain volume, making the face look wider. The aim of Masseter Botox is to reduce the volume of this muscle.)

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