Many young girl and boys are not happy with fatty or chubby cheeks. The chubby or chipmunk cheeks give a false impression of being overweight. Buccal fat pad is the primary reason of a chubby or roundish cheek appearance. The buccal fat pad which is also called Bichat's fat is a deep fat pocket between layers of facial muscles. The mid face cheek hollow or a chiseled mid face can be obtained by contouring the mid face by Buccal fat pad excision.
Buccal fat pad excision is done as a day case. The operation is carried out under local anesthesia. The cut is given inside of the mouth. Buccal fat pad comes out very easily once the buccinator muscle is exposed. The mucosa is stitched with dissolvable stitches. You can leave our centre within an hour after the procedure. The inflammatory swelling settles within 2 weeks.
You will be advised antibiotics and analgesics after discharge from the centre. The post operative swelling will subside in 2-3 weeks. The chiseled appearance of the face which is the outcome of the surgery is appreciated after the swelling subsides. The uncommon complications are infection, hollowed cheek and facial muscles weakness.