Buccal Fat Removal for Men
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Am I a Good Candidate for Buccal Fat Removal for Men?
Men who are looking to permanently lose the appearance of baby fat or chipmunk cheeks are ideal candidates for this procedure. They must have enough cheek fat to make removal a viable option.
The best candidates for buccal fat pad removal are men who are in good overall health and are not experiencing any pre-existing conditions. This is because certain pre-existing conditions can increase the chance of surgical complications. Ideal candidates are non-smokers or are willing to quit for a time, since smoking impairs and prolongs the healing process.
Buccal Fat Removal for Men: What to Expect
Before a date can be set for your buccal fat removal surgery, you will need to meet with Dr. Emer for a consultation. A consultation consists of going over your complete medical history, including any past procedures, medications/supplements being taken, and allergies. Dr. Emer will explain the full details of the surgery, including preparation steps and recovery directions.
A physical examination will be performed, and photographs may be taken. If Dr. Emer clears you for the surgery, a date will be set.
To prepare for the procedure, you will need to avoid taking any NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). These medications can result in bleeding-related complications during and after surgery. You will also need to avoid smoking.
At the start of buccal fat pad removal for men, anesthesia will be administered. Some patients require a combination of local anesthesia and sedation, while others require general anesthesia. Once the chosen anesthetic has taken effect, the patient will not be able to feel any pain or discomfort for the duration of the surgery.
A small incision will then be created on the inside of the cheek, offering access to the buccal fat pad. Pressure will be created on the outside of the cheek to expose the fat pad, and fat will be removed as needed to achieve the patient’s desired results. Pressure will be removed, and then the incisions will be closed using stitches.
How Long Do the Procedure Results Last?
Because fat that is removed is unable to grow back, buccal fat removal for men offers permanent cheek-contouring results. Remaining fat cells in the region do have the potential to enlarge if weight gain occurs, so it is best to stay at or near your ideal weight.
How Much Do Buccal Fat Removal Cost?
Removing cheek fat from the male face is a procedure that varies in price. Anesthesia fees affect the overall cost, as do the techniques utilized, the time required to perform the surgery, and the amount of tissue being extracted.