About the Procedure
It is important for the procedure to be performed by an experienced surgeon to minimize risks and complications while offering world-class technology and surgical techniques.
Cheek fat removal is a simple process which takes all of 20 minutes to complete. It may be performed under general or local anaesthesia – this is determined by both the surgeon’s assessment and the patient’s requirement.
The surgeon makes the marking on the cheek and makes a 3-4 millimetre incision on the buccal mucosa. The point of incision acts as the site from which the excess cheek fat is extracted. During the procedure, pressure is applied on the outer cheek surface so that the buccal fat pad protrudes inside the mouth. This facilitates the fat extraction procedure.
Once the excess fat is removed, sutures are applied, and the incision is left to heal naturally.