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Buccal Fat Pad Removal

Buccal Fat Pad Removal

The fat bags of bichat are fat pads located in the lower part of the cheeks, these can give the appearance of a rounded face in some people, the surgery consists of extracting them through a small incision on the inside of the cheek.

Some people have a rounded face as a result of being overweight, while others have a genetic predisposition and inherited this characteristic. Bichectomy is the elimination of this fat and it can be an option for people who want to reduce the size of their cheeks and highlight the cheekbones. The result of the surgery is a slimmer facial appearance, with more defined cheeks.

The procedure is performed from inside of the mouth and does not result in visible scars on the face. Dr. Chopra will strategically remove the correct amount of the buccal fat pad to enhance the patient’s youthful contours and overall facial shape.

It generally takes about 7 to 10 days for the tissues inside the mouth to dissolve following buccal fat pad removal. As such, a patient may need to maintain a soft or semi-liquid diet in the first few days after surgery.

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