Buccal Fat Excision aims to thin the cheeks, specifically in the area of the cheek hollows. Although a face that is naturally soft and filled out is considered youthful, some people find that their face feels too full, even chubby. A buccal fat removal removes the buccal fat pad, a naturally-occurring pad of fat in the cheek hollow area. The size of the buccal fat pad varies with each individual patient, and the buccal fat pad in each cheek may be different sizes. Buccal fat pad extraction surgery is typically not performed in people with thin, narrow faces as removal of the fat may cause the face to look more gaunt with age.
01.How is Buccal Fat Excision performed?
The typical approach for removing the buccal fat pad is through an incision in the mouth. Once the buccal fat is visible, a thin casing over the fat is opened and the fat is gently teased out while gentle pressure is applied externally. The fat is then cauterized at the base and removed. The remainder of the buccal fat pad then is replaced to its anatomic site and the oral mucosa is sutured close, and the two incisions are sutured.
02.Buccal Fat Excision can benefit:
- People who have overly-prominent cheekbones. - People who feel their face appears too wide - People looking for reduced width in the cheek area.
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