CHEEK FAT PAD REMOVAL
V shaped face always looks better than rounded lower face. To achieve the same the fat pads in cheeks needs to be removed. Cheek fat pad is resistant to exercise and dieting. Thus one needs to resort surgical way.
HOW IS IT REMOVED
Cheek fat pad is removed by following steps:
Local anesthesia is given inside the cheeks.
A small nick is given inside the cheek less than a cm.
Fat is extruded.
Nick is sutured.
Sutures are removed on 7 th day.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS INVOLVED
Since no major structures are there at the region of procedure, risk involved is minimal. Risk of infection is taken care by antibiotics post surgery.
HOW MUCH TIME DOES THE WHOLE PROCEDURE TAKES
Around an hour for both sides.
WHAT IS THE POST SURGERY CARE
A short course of antibiotics is given.
Cold or room temperature food and drinks for next 48 hours.
Cold packs few times a day for next 48 hours.
Warm packs for next 5 days after 48 hours.
WILL THE FAT PAD COME BACK
If one doesn’t indulge in overeating, fat pads once removed are gone forever.
WHAT IF I DON’T LIKE THE RESULTS
Just have high calorie diet to help body deposit the new fat.
WILL IT HURT AFTER THE SURGERY ONCE THE ANESTHESIA EFFECT IS GONE
No it won’t hurt. Slight pain may or may not be there. It can be taken care very easily with normal pain killers.
WHEN CAN BE THE FINAL RESULTS BE SEEN
Immediately after surgery slight swelling develops masking the effect of surgery. Thus final results are appreciated 7 to 15 days after the surgery.
Summary: Cheek fat pad removal is a an in office procedure to remove excessive fat off your face in safe and effective manner. Removal of cheek fat pads removes heaviness thus years off your face making you look younger. Also since V shaped lower face is preferred over oval lower face , it adds to one’s beauty.
By : Dr. Anvika Mittal
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