Buccal Fat Removal for Women
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Am I a Good Candidate for Buccal Fat Removal for Women?
Women who want to surgically reduce the full or chubby appearance of their cheeks are good candidates for buccal fat removal. Women who choose this surgery shouldn’t already have gaunt cheeks, since altering the buccal fat pad in such cases can make a patient look older than they actually are.
The best candidates for female buccal fat removal are physically healthy and are not overweight. Ideal candidates are non-smokers. Smoking negatively affects the health of the skin, resulting in complications from surgery and a prolonged recovery process. Smokers must quit until after all recovery is complete.
Buccal Fat Removal for Women: What to Expect
Before the procedure is performed, a consultation with Dr. Emer is essential. He will evaluate the patient’s suitability for the procedure based on their overall health, their facial structure, and potential issues like allergies and pre-existing conditions. He will also discuss the details of the procedure with the patient, who will be able to ask questions and bring up concerns.
Based on the information gathered during this consultation, Dr. Emer can clear the patient for buccal fat pad removal, create a surgical plan, and set a date for the surgery.
Before the surgery, certain medications that could cause bleeding must no longer be taken. These include NSAIDs. Certain supplements can also result in bleeding issues during or after surgery and must be avoided before the procedure. Additionally, patients must quit smoking several weeks before the procedure.
At the start of the surgery, anesthesia is administered. Depending on the evaluation of the patient, either general anesthesia or a combination of local anesthesia and sedation will be chosen. This will allow the patient to be fully comfortable for the entirety of the buccal fat removal process.
Once the anesthetic takes effect, the procedure starts with a tiny incision in the inner part of the cheek. The buccal fat pad is exposed through pressure on the outer cheek, and fat is removed from the pad. Usually, the entire buccal fat pad is not removed – only some of the fat is taken out. Once this is complete, the incisions are then sutured closed.
How Long Do the Results Last?
Buccal fat removal for women is a permanent procedure, and its contouring benefits will remain for years to come. When fat is extracted, it cannot return. However, in the case where fat cells remain, general weight gain may cause these cells to enlarge.
How Much Does Buccal Fat Removal for Women Cost?
The price of buccal fat removal for women depends on a wide variety of factors. The cost of this female facial-contouring procedure is impacted by the amount of fat being removed, the exact techniques employed, the total surgical time, and anesthesia fees.