Buccal Fat Removal Overview
How Much Does Buccal Fat Removal Cost?
The buccal fat removal process varies from patient to patient depending on the needs of each individual. The cost of the treatment depends on the amount of fat that needs to be removed and the overall complexity of the procedure. While the cost can potentially reach $2,500, this is an estimation & prices may vary.
Facts About Buccal Fat Removal
The Buccal Fat Removal Procedure
Your surgeon will carefully remove some of the buccal fat-pad tissue in order to make the cheekbones appear more prominent. Your surgeon may also use injectable fillers to enhance the cheekbones.
Overly prominent, or “chipmunk,” cheeks.
To give the patient a more chiseled appearance.
After buccal fat removal, you should sleep with your head elevated above your heart for a few days to help reduce the swelling.
You may shower immediately following surgery.
1 week for light exercise. 2 weeks for regular exercise. Avoid any pressure or trauma to the area for 6 weeks.
Wait 1 week because you don’t want to increase your blood pressure during the early healing period.
Office/Clinic, Surgery Center, or Hospital
Local anesthesia in the office/clinic or general anesthesia at a surgery center or hospital.
Patients go home after surgery and do not require a night in the hospital.
You will be able to walk around, feed and bathe yourself. Depending on your pain medication requirements, you may not be able to drive or care for others.
What to Expect After The Buccal Fat Removal Treatment
After undergoing buccal fat removal, you can expect to experience some mild swelling and bruising. Swelling is usually greatest around 3 days after surgery from which time it starts to subside. Some patients remain a little swollen for 2 months. Bruising typically subsides within one week. If you have a desk job you can return to work as soon as you are comfortable doing so. Most people take 1-2 weeks off work.
Risks & Complications
Implant malposition, numbness, bleeding, infection, prolonged swelling, implant complications, need for revision, complications related to anesthesia.
Extended Neck Lift
Short Scar Neck Lift
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