Procedure of buccal fat removal
Buccal fat is removed from the inside surface of the cheeks, within the mouth so there will be no visible scarring. The surgeon will make an incision on the incision of the cheek to expose the facial fascia, cheek muscles and buccal fat pads. The fat pads are removed from this incision before the wounds are sealed with absorbable sutures.
The entire procedure is performed under local or general anaesthesia so there will be no pain and discomfort.
Risks and possible complications
Buccal fat removal is a relatively risk-free and minor procedure. Some of the possible complications include:
- Infection and inflammation
- Damage to facial nerves, muscles and other facial tissue
- Excessive bleeding
- Asymmetric results
These complications are rare, highly unlikely and typically only occur when poor technique is used. At Clifford Surgery, you can easily avoid these complications in the hands of our skilled and experienced plastic surgeon.