Buccal fat removal, or cheek reduction surgery, is a simple surgical procedure to remove large, deep fat pads in the mid-cheek area. By removing the buccal fat pad, both men and women can achieve a slimmer and more contoured facial structure, resolving a rounded, “baby-faced” look while creating a more refined facial structure.
Most patients experience very little pain and require minimal downtime after buccal fat removal. Unless you have a physically strenuous job, you should be able to return to work within a day or two.
You may experience mild to moderate swelling for the first few days. Dr. Sulyman-Scott will advise you on what to eat following your procedure, which will be a soft diet in the early stages of healing.
Your results are visible immediately, but you will be able to see the final changes once any swelling has faded. Buccal fat removal is a one-time procedure that should not require any further adjustments.