Facial Surgery

Buckle Fat Pad Removal

Buckle Fat Pad Removal

The Buckle Fat Pad Removal is a surgical procedure that resects the Bichat Fat Pad, located in the cheeks, lower to the cheekbone.

This procedure is indicated in patients with a higher than usual cheek volume, and a rounded facial contour without the proper highlight of the cheekbones, that wish to decrees “cheeks” and show more dimples.

The Buckle Fat Pad Removal is preformed through an incision on the oral mucosa, inside the mouth, behind the cheek.

This procedure lasts about half an hour. Is preformed under intravenous anesthesia but can also be performed under general anesthesia. Its ambulatory.

On the postoperative some pain, swelling and ecchymosis (bruises) will appear, all of these will last about two weeks.

Within the adverse eventualities we can find bleeding, infections, hematomas, and over showing of dimples. The anesthetics and surgical risks are similar to those of any other surgical procedure.

The recovery involves the use of analgesics and anti-inflammatory, orally antiseptics, local ice; all the normal activities can be done. The patient must attend the doctor’s appointments as scheduled. The medical leave of absence will depend of the surgery and the job that the patient performs, given the swelling, it can go from one to five days.

Gallery Buckle Fat Pad Removal

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