This procedure consists of removing a compartment or bag of fatty tissue, which is located in the middle portion of the cheeks. This compartment is present in all human beings and is more evident in some, giving a rounded look to the face. It is not necessarily associated with being overweight, although it does gives the impression that the person has "a few extra pounds", that she/he has a more "filled" face.La cirugía de reducción de mejillas se puede realizar a cualquier edad, por encima de los 18 años.
Cheek reduction surgery can be done at any age, over the age of 18.
It is strictly ambulatory and is usually performed under local anesthesia, or local anesthesia and sedation.
The procedure is done through a small cut or incision inside the mouth, in the middle portion of the cheek, where we remove that fatty compartment that prevents an adequate definition of facial angles.
Disability is minimal and usually involves inflammation of the cheeks, as would occur with any dental extraction. That inflammation can last between 3 days and a week. During the first few days, local application of cold can significantly decrease such swelling.
It is not a surgery that is associated with the presence of bruises, as is the case with other facial surgeries, and is minimally painful.
As in other surgeries, the end results, to evaluate the benefits of the procedure, can be appreciated by the 4th week after surgery.
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