Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery In Tanglewood

By May 20, 2019Oral Surgery

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is a unique field of surgery concerning the diagnosis and treatment of diseases including the cosmetic related flaws and problems affecting the teeth, mouth, face, jaw and neck. This field of science bridges the gap between dentistry and medicine. This not only offers functional reconstruction but also enhances the appearance. One such surgery includes cheek reduction surgery. Otherwise known as buccal fat removal, this surgery procedure involves the narrowing of your cheek area. Don’t like that fullness of your cheeks? Then you can now get your cheeks contoured. This article is all about buccal fat removal. It gives you an insight into what buccal fat removal is, are you the right candidate for it, how much does it cost, what the procedure entails and where to get the procedure done.

What is Buccal fat removal?

Buccal Fat Removal also is known as buccal fat pad removal, is a procedure that removes the pad of fat naturally present in the hollow part of the cheek. This pad of fat varies in size from cheek to cheek and from individual to individual. The aim of the buccal pad removal procedure is to narrow the cheek area. So cheek reduction surgery is usually not performed on individuals with narrow faces, as face fat removal can make their face look bonier and thinner with age. Even though the soft and full face is an element of youth, some individuals find this fat making their face look chubby and plump. So the best way to find out whether you should undergo cheek reduction surgery is to consult your doctor.

Are you a candidate for Buccal fat removal?

As mentioned before, the best way to find out whether or not you are a candidate for buccal fat removal is by consulting your doctor. However, you can assess yourself as well about whether buccal fat removal is a good option for you or not. Cheek reduction can be a good option in the case;

  • You have large round cheeks

Cheek reduction is a way of narrowing your cheek area and contouring it if you have large round cheeks that make your face appear round. But you need to be sure that this chubbiness of your cheeks is due to buccal fat and not something else like developed muscles or deposits of fat. And this can be confirmed only by discussing your situation with a facial surgeon. 

  • You are at your target weight 

Various factors can contribute towards your large round cheeks, such as a gain in weight. So if you are above your ideal weight and need to lose weight, then it is necessary to wait until then to make sure that your cheek fat is due to buccal fat and not something else. Because if you get a buccal fat reduction surgery and then lose weight, then your cheeks may become much gaunter. But if you are at your ideal body weight, and still have chubby cheeks, then you will need to consider looking into cheek reduction surgery. 

How much does cheek fat removal cost

The cheek fat removal cost varies from place to place, and also depends upon the expertise of the surgeon and the type of anesthesia, if used. Local anesthesia costs less as compared to the general anesthesia.

On average, the cheek fat removal costs around 2500 dollars.

How Is The Procedure Performed?

The procedure of buccal fat removal usually takes around an hour. The patients are usually under local anesthesia or general anesthesia, depending upon the suggestion of the facial surgeon or the preference of the patient. During the buccal fat removal procedure, the facial surgeon creates two small incisions in the mouth of the patient. One is at the back of the buccal cavity, and the other is through the buccinators muscle. This exposes the pads of fat. So the surgeon gets access to them by applying pressure on the cheek area from the outside. This causes the buccal fat to stick out, which the surgeon takes out with the help of the forceps. This fat is then cut out and removed. The amount of buccal fat removed depends upon the preference of the patients. So if any buccal fat remains in the cheek area, it is put back to its initial position. After which the small incisions are closed off. Sometimes the surgeons may perform liposuction, which is the removal of fat deposits, in addition to the buccal fat removal, so that the results are much more enhanced. This solely depends on the patient. Usually, this procedure is performed on an outpatient basis. But generally, it is recommended to the patients to take a week off from work in order to ensure a safe and speedy recovery. It is quite common for the patients to experience swelling, pain, and problems with chewing after the surgery to up to a week.

FAQS:

What is cosmetic surgery?

Cosmetic surgery is a field of science which aims to enhance the appearance via medical and surgical procedures.

Are thread lifts effective?

Yes, thread lifts are effective in lifting and smoothing out the skin on your face, with no pain or side effect as it is a convenient method which typically takes one or two hours, usually with no anesthesia.

Book an appointment now

Having large cheeks due to buccal fat and not wanting them, is a dilemma faced by many individuals. However, now you can easily undergo surgery to get your buccal fat removed. Consult with our cosmetic surgeons at Tanglewood and get a customized treatment plan. Our cosmetic surgeons use up to date technologies, allowing the surgeries to be CT-guided that improves precision and enhances the results. 

So book an appointment for a consultation with our cosmetic surgeons now. 

Summary

Do you have large round cheeks that make your face appear chubby and round? Or you are at your ideal body weight, and still, have chubby cheeks that are the result of buccal fat in your cheeks. In which case you will need to consider looking into cheek reduction surgery. Cheek reduction surgery also known as Buccal Fat Removal is a procedure that removes the pad of fat naturally present in the hollow part of the cheek. This pad of fat varies in size from cheek to cheek and from individual to individual. So the best way to find out whether you are the right candidate for cheek reduction surgery is by consulting a facial surgeon. The procedure of buccal fat removal usually takes around an hour, under general or local anesthesia. The surgeon makes two small incisions in the mouth, which exposes the fat pads. Applying pressure on the cheek area from the outside causes the buccal fat to stick out, which the surgeon removes with the help of the forceps. The amount of buccal fat removed depends upon the patient’s desire. After putting back the remaining buccal fat into its place, the small incisions are closed off. You can also go for liposuction in addition to this for more enhanced results.  So consult with our cosmetic surgeons at Tanglewood and get a customized treatment plan. Our surgeons use up-to-date technologies, involving CT-guided surgeries that improve the results. So book an appointment for a consultation with our cosmetic surgeons now.

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