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Buccal Fat Removal

What are the benefits of African-American Buccal Fat Removal Surgery?

Dr. Slupchynskyj's Buccal Fat Removal Surgery involves a small incision between the cheek and gums. The incision is gently opened using a surgical scissor and the Buccal Fat presents itself between the masseter muscle and the soft tissue of the cheek. The Buccal Fat is then gently teased out. Once the Buccal Fat has been extracted, the small incision (approximately 2cm) is closed using an absorbable suture. There are no visible scars in this case and oral incisions heal quickly.

Is African-American Buccal Fat Removal Right for Me?

As always, good health and realistic expectations are necessary for any successful result in Cosmetic Surgery. Buccal Fat Removal Surgery is a good choice if you have excessive puffiness or plumpness in the cheek area which was not as a result of trauma, accident or previous surgery. Buccal Fat Removal Surgery is also a good choice to enhance your cheek and jaw bones. During your consultation, Dr. Slupchynskyj will closely examine your facial features and cheek area and thoroughly describe what you can expect from Buccal Fat Removal Surgery. Lastly, risks which may affect surgical outcome, will be discussed.

What Can I Expect During and Immediately After African-American Buccal Fat Removal Surgery?

Buccal Fat Removal Surgery is performed under local anesthesia and light sedation. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and lasts approximately one hour. There is typically a small amount of swelling and no bruising post operatively. It takes approximately one month for swelling to resolve completely and up to three months for the final result.

Are There Any Risks associated with African-American Buccal Fat Removal Surgery? What is My Recovery Time?

Dr. Slupchynskyj will advise you to avoid any strenuous activity until he is confident that you are completely healed. Dr. Slupchynskyj will also advise when you can return to normal activity, which for most patients, is within one to two weeks post-surgery. Many patients return to work within five to seven days. Your incision was made orally, so you will be advised to chew soft or liquid foods and maintain excellent oral hygiene during the healing process, as lack of oral hygiene increases risk of infection.

How Long Do the Results of African-American Buccal Fat Removal Surgery Last?

Buccal Fat Excision Surgery results are permanent.

Buccal Fat Removal Photos

26 year old African-American male complaining of weak chin and jawline, as well as too much fullness or lack of definition in the cheek area. Dr. Slupchynskyj's facial contouring technique included removing Buccal Fat in the cheeks while placing custom carved jaw and chin implants, achieving defined cheeks, a stronger appearing chin and jawline with improved facial symmetry.

In the preoperative photos, you can see the patient's excess Buccal Fat area is outlined in yellow. Note the "after" or post-operative photos where the cheek area is defined and contoured creating a much more pleasing appearance.

Incision in oral mucosa.

Buccal Fat exposed.

Buccal Fat exposed.

Incision is closed with a dissolvable suture.

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