Fat and chubby cheeks can be lovesome on a baby, but it can give the appearance of a fatty face
on adults. With some amount of fat in your face, you can achieve a youthful appearance but
excessively developed buccal fat deposits gives you a puffed-up look. Even if you are not
overweight, you can have chubby cheeks because of genetic predisposition or other reasons.
Buccal fat removal, also known as cheek reduction or bichectomy, is an outpatient surgical procedure performed to reduce fat deposits called buccal fat located in the cheeks. Buccal fat removal allows patients to get rid of the excess fat in their cheeks by creating a more slender, refined, and sculpted look. It helps to highlight facial features such cheekbones and jawline. Buccal fat removal can be combined with other cosmetic procedures such as chin augmentation and facelift.
It is not hard to be eligible for this procedure. If you are reading this, you are probably a
You may be a good candidate for buccal fat removal:
The outcomes of buccal fat removal can be analyzed in two main categories: aesthetical and psychological.
Through buccal fat removal, the shape of the natural cheekbones is revealed, and it helps you to achieve a more refined, sculpted, and chiseled look. It helps to slim and contour the face. You can have more defined cheeks, your overall facial harmony is enhanced, your facial contours are improved, and your facial shape is rejuvenated. Unwanted puffy appearance of the cheeks is eliminated by removing fat from the cheeks.
For most people, fat and chubby appearance of the cheeks is a serious concern. If you are bothered with the appearance of your cheeks, you can experience psychological distress and this situation negatively affects your self-confidence and social life. After the procedure, you will have a more positive self-image. Your elegant and chiseled cheeks will boost your self-confidence. You will want to share photos of your newly refined and sculpted cheeks and people on Instagram are going to love it!
After the procedure, swelling is very normal and usually mild. Tissues inside the mouth generally recover within ten days following the surgery. For this reason, you may need to maintain a soft or semi-liquid diet for the first week after the surgery. You should rinse your mouth after every meal for up to a week or more to prevent the risk of infection around the incision. Pain and discomfort are usually very mild, and they can be controlled by pain medications prescribed by your surgeon. Most patients are generally able to attend their daily activities the following day after the surgery. You may need to take a few days off from work.
You should precisely follow post-op instructions given by your surgeon. You will experience facial swelling, but it will subside within about two or three weeks. You should avoid strenuous physical activities for approximately 4 weeks after the procedure. This is important to minimize bruising and swelling. Your results start to become apparent after two weeks and most of the swelling will be resolved by then. After the swelling disappears, your cheeks start to look thinner. You will probably see your final results within six weeks, and you will continue to see improvements even after this time period.
A nurse will visit you in your hotel every day during the first week after the surgery. We will expect you to be in our clinic for your post-op examination 1 week after the surgery, before you leave İstanbul. We will still follow your recovery process while you are away. Clineca will provide you with complete support and inform you about everything you need to know during your recovery. We will be with you from your consultation to the very end of your recovery.
“Under favorable conditions, buccal fat removal is one of the best ways to reduce chubby appearance of the cheeks and it can easily be combined with other procedures such as facelift and chin augmentation.”
During your online consultation, your surgeon will ask you questions about your medical history. They will also conduct a physical examination. Your surgeon will inform you about everything you need to know before the surgery. Clineca will provide you with complete guidance and support before your surgery. You will have a complete and detailed list of instructions.
Most important instructions include,
What you need to do after the surgery will be explained to you in detail by your surgeon and Clineca will provide you with all the support and guidance you need. Most important instructions include:
“Buccal fat removal is a minimally invasive surgery with low complication rates. It is safe and effective.”
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