Buccal Fat Pad Extraction
Buccal fat extraction (usually pronounced like a buckle) is the procedure to remove the fat pads that augment the lower part of the cheeks. If you purse your lips to whistle or when you see someone “uck on a cigarette you will notice a chiseled, more hollow look. It is also a procedure that is often sought to remedy chipmunk cheeks. You may have heard it called cheek reduction surgery, as well.
It is a procedure than many catwalk, or runway, models look like they have gotten (maybe they have, who knows?) and it is also a look that many persons in their late 20′s to early 30′s begin to see naturally as they age.
Buccal fat extraction is done on an outpatient basis with light sleep sedation, regional anesthesia with sedation, local anesthesia with oral sedation or general IV sedation; the choice is up to you and your surgeon. The procedure usually takes about an hour. It can be combined with other procedures, including face lift.
During buccal fat extraction surgery, your surgeon will make an incision that is about two to four centimeters in length. The incision is located in the back of your mouth above your second upper molar. He will then cut through the buccinator muscle (one of the main muscles of your cheek). Then, by pressing on the outside of your cheek, your surgeon will cause the buccal fat to push through this incision. He or she will use a forceps to remove the unwanted cheek fat before closing with non-dissolvable sutures. Your surgeon may put a piece of antibiotic-soaked gauze between your upper molars and gums and/or apply a pressure dressing that spans from top of your head to underneath your chin.
Eating can be a challenge after buccal fat extraction because you will have incisions inside your mouth.You may be instructed to rinse with a mouthwash or an antiseptic solution several times a day. Keep your tongue away from your incisions and sutures.
In most cases, these sutures will be taken out about a week to 10 days after your buccal fat extraction. Do not participate in contact sports until your surgeon gives you the go ahead.
Typical Cost ranges between Rs. 10000 and Rs. 20000