The world is going digital and so is its continuous obsession with social media friendly selfies and snapchat pictures. Pouting in the photographs is definitely the new trend. However, more than often there are instances when we are not satisfied with the way we look in pictures and snapchats. So, with the increase in this trend, concepts like snapchat face surgery - Buccal fat removal surgery has gained popularity.
With time the demand for Buccal face fat plastic surgery treatment has increased. Now, in this digital era, more and more people are looking for a slimmer and sleeker look. Also termed as cheek reduction surgery, this is a cosmetic surgery that aims to reduce the size of prominent or protruding cheeks by removing the buccal pad of fat from the cheek area of your face. This will help in improving the overall proportion of the face and bring a perfect shape
to the face.
It is noted that extra tissues are usually present near the oral cavity of the mouth, and it makes the cheeks too full in its look. Considering the fact that these are not fat tissues usually situated in the superficial layers of the skin, although you try to lose your body weight, these may not change. Hence removal of these fat pads can help one achieve that enviable shape with high cheek bones and a good curve to the lower cheeks. In fact, this surgery is the biggest secret of Bollywood to achieving good shapely faces!
PROCEDURE: Under local anesthesia, a small tiny incision is made inside the oral cavity just opposite the buccal fat and if incision is made appropriately, the fat is lying just opposite and is gently teased out. The tiny incision is closed with an absorbable suture and the patient can resume their daily activities almost immediately. As the swelling goes down over the next few weeks, results are much more apparent making patients achieve a good facial contour.
One should ensure that the surgery is performed only by a cosmetic plastic surgeon who has ample experience in this surgery as there are important structures located near the buccal fat. Therefore, this surgery needs good precision. This is a minor procedure and typically the patient goes back home the same day as surgery is done within 20 minutes. Recovery from this type of surgery does not involve much time. In some cases, there is minor swelling which subsides on its own along with some oral medication.
ADVANTAGES: This procedure can be done under local anesthesia. The surgery is effective and safe with a permanent effect. One can achieve a slimmer and sleeker contour of lower face.
COST: Price can range between Rs 30,000 to Rs 45,000.
— The writer is a plastic surgeon.
Disclaimer: Always check with a cosmetic surgeon before going ahead with