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Buccal fat pad extraction

Buccal fat pad extraction

Buccal fat pad extraction: Buccal fat pad extraction is surgery to slim the face by removing part of the fat pad that comprises the lower cheek; the incision is made inside the mouth.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Buccal fat pad extraction

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Buccal fat pad extraction:

  • Excessively chubby cheeks
  • "Chipmunk" cheeks

Anesthetic Requirements for Buccal fat pad extraction

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Buccal fat pad extraction may include:

  • Local anesthesia with sedation

Procedure Complications: Buccal fat pad extraction

Possible surgical complications of Buccal fat pad extraction may include:

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Buccal fat pad extraction

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: Most patients have a successful outcome.

Buccal fat pad extraction: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Buccal fat pad extraction: Four to six weeks.

Buccal fat pad extraction: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Buccal fat pad extraction) include:

  • Buccal fat extraction
  • Cheek reduction
  • Facial contouring

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