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Recovering From Buccal Fat Removal Surgery

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.
Dr. Craig Jonov specializes in plastic surgery of the face, breast, and body and has decades of experience providing the top surgical and non-surgical cosmetic services.