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Removal Of Fat Pad in Cheeks

The Typical Patient

  • Look of round or puffy face especially in mid cheeks.
  • Desire for a thinner appearing face, especially in dimple areas.
  • Feeling of fullness or excess fat in the mid cheek region which is out of balance to the rest of the face and neck.

The Procedure

  • A light general anesthesia can be used and it takes about one hour.
  • An incision is made inside the mouth and the fat pad is removed. There are no visible incisions on the face.
  • This fat pad (called Bichet's fat pad) can also be removed from the top at the time of a facelift.
  • This can be combined with the facelift or other cosmetic surgery procedures.

The Recovery

  • You can go home after several hours.
  • You can shower and bathe immediately.
  • Minimal or no pain, swelling, or bruising is the usual.
  • Able to apply make-up and be seen in public the next day.
  • Resume most activities within the first week.
  • Stitches removed at four days.
  • No need to miss work.

The Result

  • Very natural, more sculptured and thin appearance to the mid-face.

Consent for surgical removal of buccal fat pad Dr.Chaudhari.M.S.FICCS

  • I hereby request the above named surgeon(s) and/or their associates to perform a surgical procedure known as the surgical removal of a buccal fat pad.
  • I understand that every surgical procedure involves certain risks and possibilities complications such as bleeding, infection, poor healing, etc and that these and other complications may follow even when the surgeon uses the utmost care, judgment and skill. This is a relatively new procedure and the length of results is unknown. These risks have been explained to me and I accept them.
  • I have an understanding of the operation which includes but is not limited to the above items. I understand that secondary revisions may be required in some cases. I also understand that charges will be made for the use of the operating room, whether in the office or in the hospital, and for any materials required. I agree to be responsible for these charges.
  • I consent to the administration of local or general anaesthetic agents by or under the direction and supervision of the above doctor(s), anaesthetic , or nurse working with them.
    • ( a ) Swelling is likely to be slow to resolve.
    • ( b ) A slight risk of weakness of the facial nerves exists and this could lead to drooping of the lips.
  • I am aware that the practice of medicine and surgery is not an exact science, and I acknowledge that no promises have been made to me as to the results of the operation or procedure; nor are there any pledges against unfavorable results.
  • I consent to be photographed before, during and after the surgery; that these photographs shall be the property of the above doctors and may be used as they deem proper for scientific and educational purposes.
  • I agree to keep the above doctor(s) informed of any change of address, and I agree to cooperate with them in my care after surgery until completely discharged.
  • I understand that the doctors' fees are separate from the anaesthesia and hospital charges, and implant costs and the doctors' fees are agreeable to me. There may be a fee if a secondary procedure is required. Personal expectations vary; please ensure hat you have liaised with your doctor and he has understood your expectations of surgery. Some operations require secondary or multiple procedures to obtain a better result.
  • Secondary surgical procedures are much more difficult than primary procedures. The operations for repair are much more complex than the primary operations because of scarring and more bleeding and bruising. The possibility of nerve damage and poor healing is greater and most importantly, the results are unpredictable. It is important for the patient to realise that the results of secondary surgery will never be as predictable as those of primary surgery. If a secondary procedure is necessary, further expenditure will be required, namely surgeon's fees, the use of the operating room, anaesthesia and possibly hospitalisation. Before embarking on secondary surgery, you should be aware of your possible future commitments to multiple procedures in order to gain an acceptable result for yourself.
  • I have read a copy of the foregoing consent for the operation, understand it, accept these facts, and hereby authorize the above doctor(s) to perform this surgical procedure on me.

I am aware that after suction lipolysis there will be bruising and swelling which may take weeks or months to resolve. Occasionally, the skin becomes wrinkled or pitted and cellulite may look worse. The skin could have a corrugated look.

*Disclaimer - Results may vary from person to person.