9.15 Removal of fat pad in cheeks:

Those who have excess round or puffy face in mid cheek area and if they desire for thinner appearing face in mid cheek area; they should undergo this procedure.

The Procedure: To remove buccal pad of fat in mid part of cheek, incision is given inside the mouth in upper part of cheek. Then fat of pad is removed. Such fat can also be removed during facelift. No external or visible incision is given on the outer surface of cheek.

Recovery: There is minimal or no pain. One may develop swelling or bruising in local area. One may resume most of the activities during 6 days. Stiches are removed after 6 days. Thus there is no external sign of surgery.

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