What to expect during your buccal fat removal procedure
Buccal fat removal is an outpatient procedure. It is typically performed with only local anesthesia, with no intravenous sedation or general anesthesia required, and is virtually painless.
An incision is placed within your mouth, and the fat pad removed on each side. The incision is then closed with dissolvable stitches, and you are done. The entire surgery should require no more than 30 minutes to complete. After surgery, you are free to return home.
What is the recovery time after buccal fat removal in Miami?
You may feel some discomfort, swelling, and minor bruising after buccal fat removal in Miami. Pain medication, along with ice packs, will keep you comfortable in the early stages of healing. You will need to follow a liquid and soft food diet for several days, and you will have a mouth rinse to keep the area clean. It may take a few weeks for the swelling to disappear, but you should feel and look well enough to return to work or other activities within about a week. Your facial structure will continue to slim for several months before the final outcome is achieved, and is well worth the wait.