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Buccal Fat Removal

Buccal Fat Removal Surgery in İstanbul

What is Buccal Fat Removal?

Buccal fat removal, which is applied to clarify the cheekbones of people with U-shaped or square facial features and full cheeks, is a permanent aesthetic operation. Buccal fat removal, which has become common all over the world with the frequent preference of Hollywood stars, is also called "Hollywood cheek" or cheek thinning surgery. After Buccal fat removal performed under local anesthesia with a small incision, the wounds heal in a short time and there are no sutures that impair the aesthetic appearance.

Buccal fat removal; It is one of the aesthetic surgical procedures applied to make the cheekbones more prominent and facial lines sharper by removing the buccal adipose tissue in the cheek area. In the Buccal fat removal method, it is aimed to make the U-shaped facial lines into a V shape. Buccal fat removal, in which there is no surgical scar on the outer part of the cheeks, is a permanent operation as long as there is no excessive weight gain.

How is Buccal Fat Removal Performed?

It is important for people who want to have Buccal fat removal surgery, which is applied to give the face an inverted triangle appearance, to get detailed information from the doctor before the surgery. In the pre-interview, where other diseases or medications should be specified, the person should clearly state the changes they want in the facial line. Alcohol and cigarettes should not be consumed before the operation; blood thinners should not be used. First of all, local anesthesia is applied to people who pass the necessary controls and are found suitable for the operation. After the cheek and face are numb, a small incision of about 1 cm is made inside the cheek of the patient and some of the buccal adipose tissue is removed. After the removed fat tissues, the incision is sutured and the operation is completed. After the Buccal fat removal operation, which takes a maximum of 1 hour, the patient is discharged during the day. Since the incisions are inside the cheek, there is no scar on the outer part of the cheek and the aesthetic appearance of the face is not adversely affected.

Things to Pay Attention

Although the patient is discharged on the day of the Buccal fat removal surgery, there are some points that should be considered for a while. The patient should consume liquid food instead of solid for 2-3 days. Alcohol and cigarettes should not be consumed until the healing of the wound. This will damage the wound and delay healing. It is very important to pay attention to tooth cleaning so that the incisions are not infected. The stitched areas usually heal within 1 week; It is normal for edema or swelling in the cheek area to continue for a while. It is recommended that patients apply cold compresses to relieve swelling. The doctor may also prescribe painkillers and antibiotics for post-operative use. It may take up to 3 weeks for the full effects of this operation to be seen.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Buccal Fat Removal

Who Can Be Performed Buccal Fat Removal?

Buccal fat removal operation can be applied to any individual over the age of 25 and whose facial features are established. However, this operation is not recommended for those who are overweight or obese and for smokers. Preferred by those with full cheeks, Buccal fat removal is not recommended for people with thin cheeks in order to avoid negative consequences in later years. Before the operation, the chronic diseases of the person, if any, are evaluated and it is decided whether the Buccal fat removal operation is suitable for the person or not.

 

How long does Buccal Fat Removal last?

​This operation, which is very simple and painless, takes about 45 minutes. It can be done with local anesthesia, sedation or general anesthesia.

Is it a painful operation?

​Buccal Fat Removal is a painless procedure.

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