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Can You Brush Your Teeth After Buccal Fat Removal? And Other Recovery Questions

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Buccal fat removal is a procedure gaining popularity among patients. With slim faces and defined cheekbones in style, more and more patients want cosmetic surgery to achieve this look. Buccal fat pad removal is one of the simplest and best procedures for this goal. While the surgery features a fairly laidback recovery, patients often have many questions when it comes to recovery. Here are some of the most common ones, answered:

Can You Brush Your Teeth After Buccal Fat Removal?

Yes, though you should be careful. Brush your teeth gently and be careful to avoid the incision areas. Also, do not rinse your mouth with anything, including water or mouthwash until okayed. 

When Can I Eat Solid Foods Again?

Usually, patients can resume their normal diet within a week. However, some patients may not have to stick solely to a liquid or soft diet. You should avoid nuts, popcorn, seeds, and other similar foods that are hard to chew or small enough to get stuck in the incisions. Dr. Jonov will provide more personalized diet instructions after your consultation and surgery.

When Can I Rinse My Mouth?

Dr. Jonov may recommend gentle salt rinses one to two days after surgery. This can keep the mouth clean and relieve discomfort. Patients typically perform these rinses one to three times a day based on their instructions. To schedule a consultation, please call us at 425-775-3561. You can also contact us online via Price Simulator™, chat, or contact form.
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How To Reduce Fat In The Cheeks

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Chubby cheeks that last into adulthood are a common concern we see at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery. Patients often feel that their cheeks make them look childish or bigger than they are. Before seeking professional advice, many patients will try losing weight and specialized exercises to try and get rid of chubby cheeks. In most cases, this just leaves the patients wondering how to reduce fat in the cheeks. First off, it is important to meet with a professional like Dr. Craig Jonov who can evaluate the cause of fuller cheeks. What looks like fat may instead be an overused masseter muscle or undefined bone structure. Determining these aspects of your anatomy will allow Dr. Jonov to give the best recommendations.  If extra, stubborn fat in the cheeks is the issue, the most effective procedure is buccal fat removal, or cheek reduction. This procedure uses incisions inside the mouth to remove small amounts of fat from the buccal fat pad in the cheeks. This can create a more defined, slimmer appearance.  Occasionally, Dr. Jonov may recommend liposuction of the cheeks, though this is in rare cases. Sometimes, cheek filler or cheek implants will provide the necessary alterations. To schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach us online using our contact form, chat, or Price Simulator™
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Recovering From Buccal Fat Removal Surgery

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Buccal fat removal surgery, also known as a cheek reduction, slims the face by removing fat from the cheeks. This plastic surgery procedure involves incisions inside the mouth and typically involves a short recovery period. What can you expect from a buccal fat removal recovery in Bellevue? Immediately following surgery, you may experience swelling and discomfort. Dr. Jonov will prescribe pain medications and antibiotics to manage pain and discourage infection. Since the incisions are located inside the mouth, you will need to adhere to a liquid and soft diet for at least a few days. This for your own comfort and to keep the incisions clear from debris. Swelling, especially in the face, can take weeks or months to totally subside. Since cheek reduction patients range in age and demographic, every patient will experience their buccal fat removal recovery differently. In general, swelling can be hidden with makeup after the first one or two weeks. You can prevent excessive swelling by avoiding painkillers like Ibuprofen and following Dr. Jonov’s instructions closely. Like before your surgery, you may need to continue avoiding certain medications. Additionally, strenuous activities will need to be limited or avoided for at least two weeks. Dr. Jonov will give clearance for returning to work and other activities. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.
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2020 Cosmetic Surgery Trends: Buccal Fat Removal And The Ideal Candidates

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Buccal fat removal is on the path to become one of the hottest and fastest growing cosmetic surgeries in 2020. The procedure–which requires a talented and experienced cosmetic surgeon–removes the buccal fat pads located in the cheeks. This usually results in a natural slimming of the face and can provide added definition to the cheekbones. 

While many people find themselves dissatisfied with the amount of fat in their cheeks, when the procedure is performed on an unideal candidate, it can quicken the aging process and result in unwanted gauntness in the area earlier in life. Anyone thinking about buccal fat pad removal should use careful consideration and consult with a board-certified cosmetic surgeon.

Buccal fat removal candidates should be at least 25 and at a healthy body weight. Weight gain, hormonal factors, and age can all contribute to the amount of fat present in your cheeks. Some people, however, are genetically predisposed to carry excess fat in their cheeks. In which case, weight loss, lifestyle changes, and other medical interventions will not result in a reduction of cheek fat. These are usually the best candidates for buccal fat removal.

To schedule a consultation at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.

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