About Buccal Fat Extraction Abroad

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About Buccal Fat Extraction

Buccal Fat Extraction

Buccal fat removal is the surgical removal of the fat pad in the lower part of the cheek to improve the contour of the face and reduce puffiness. Buccal fat pads are located on each side of the face, at the sides of the forehead, extending down to the cheeks. Buccal fat rests between the buccinator muscle, which is the muscle that aids chewing.

There are a number of theories regarding the function of buccal fat, with many believing it functions to help chewing or suckling, and that it helps to move and protect some of the facial muscles. However, despite these theories, there is no change to facial or cheek function if the buccal fat pads are removed, other than the physical appearance of more prominent cheek bones.

Having puffy and large cheeks due to large buccal fat pads is often referred to as "chipmunk cheeks", and can occur in patients regardless of weight and diet, and is often the result of a genetic predisposition. Removing the buccal fat creates more contoured cheeks and can add definition to the face.

Recommended for
  • Patients with large and puffy cheeks

Time requirements

Number of days in hospital
1 . Overnight stay not required
Number of trips abroad needed
1.
Time off work
5 - 7 days.
Buccal Fat Extraction

Buccal fat removal reduces the size of prominent cheeks.

Time requirements

Number of days in hospital 1 . Overnight stay not required
Number of trips abroad needed 1.
Time off work 5 - 7 days.

Time requirements

Number of days in hospital 1 .

Overnight stay not required

Number of trips abroad needed 1.
Time off work 5 - 7 days.
Buccal Fat Extraction
Buccal fat removal reduces the size of prominent cheeks.

Compare Buccal Fat Extraction prices around the world

Thailand $ 994
Mexico $ 902

Source: Medigo prices

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How to find quality treatment abroad

Every year, close to 14 million patients travel worldwide for the purpose of receiving medical care. At MEDIGO, we provide our patients with access to the top clinics and doctors around the world. To discover where the best Buccal Fat Extraction clinics are for you, contact MEDIGO below to talk to us in complete confidence.

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Before Buccal Fat Extraction abroad

Patients should consult with the surgeon to outline their goals and discuss the procedure. Before the surgery, the patient will be administered a local anesthetic and sedation.

How is it performed

An incision is made on the inside of the cheek, and the fat pads are removed. As the incision is made inside the mouth, there is no external scarring. Once the buccal fat has been removed, the incision is then stitched with dissolvable sutures.

Anesthesia

The surgeon will usually use a local anesthetic with a sedative.

Procedure duration

The Buccal Fat Extraction takes 1 to 2 hours.

Buccal Fat Extraction
Incisions are made via the mouth and the buccal fat pads are removed, reducing the prominence of the cheeks.
Possible discomfort

Following the procedure, the patient will be given anti-inflammatory medication and painkillers for the first few days after the operation.

Important things to know about Buccal Fat Extraction

Potential risks
  • Nerve damage
  • Infection
  • Dissatisfaction with results

Compare Buccal Fat Extraction prices around the world

Thailand $ 994
Mexico $ 902

Source: Medigo prices

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24 clinics on MEDIGO offer Buccal Fat Extraction

Clinica Cuevas Queipo

Málaga, Spain

89

$ 1,994

Sikarin Hospital

Bangkok, Thailand

95

$ 993

Dental Cosmetics Costa Rica

Alajuela, Costa Rica

40

$ 2,000

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24 clinics on MEDIGO offer Buccal Fat Extraction

Clinica Cuevas Queipo

Málaga, Spain

89

$ 1,994

Sikarin Hospital

Bangkok, Thailand

95

$ 993

Dental Cosmetics Costa Rica

Alajuela, Costa Rica

40

$ 2,000

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