A puffy cheek can give an impression of a round face or even a ‘chipmunk face.’ This condition is usually due to excessive buccal fat located in a deep pocket inside the cheek. In this case, buccal fat removal can correct the puffy cheek and a slimmer facial outline.
Duration: Half an hour to one hour
Anaesthesia: Local anaesthesia
Hospitalization: Not required.
Recovery*: Back to work in 3-7 days, light exercise after 2 weeks, heavy exercise after 3-4 weeks. * The actual speed of recovery may vary from person to person.
Surgery Technique: A small incision is made inside the mouth to remove the buccal fat. The wound inside the mouth is closed with an absorbable suture. There are no external wounds and scars.
** The instructions in this list are only for general guidance. If you have any specific queries or concerns during the post-operative recovery, please contact the clinic for further advice.