Puffy cheeks make the face appears round, sometimes even give the impression of a ‘chipmunk’ face. A puffy cheek is usually due to the excessive buccal fat located inside the cheek. Buccal fat removal can reduce the puffy cheek and make the face looks slimmer.
Duration: One hour
Anaesthesia: Local anaesthesia
Hospitalisation: Not required.
Recovery*: Back to work in 1-3 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 on the buccal mucosa inside the mouth. Buccal fat is identified and removed. The wound is closed with an absorbable sutures that don’t need to be removed. 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.