Plastic surgeon Dr. Christian Arroyo performs buccal fat pad removal to enhance his patients’ facial appearance. This procedure is ideal for restoring the slimmer and more contoured facial profile that many men and women crave. Dr. Arroyo uses advanced surgical techniques during surgery and works with patients from Houston and the surrounding Texas areas to help achieve their aesthetic goals.
Shortly after your cheek removal procedure, you will be given a special mouthwash that helps prevent infections. Dr. Arroyo will also provide post-operative care instructions and prescribe pain medication. Mild discomfort, pain, swelling, and slight bruising are common within the first few days but usually disappear with time. Cold packs may be used to improve the soreness. If you have stitches in your mouth, they typically dissolve within ten days. Most people can return to their routine schedule within seven days based on their work. It may be up to 4 months before you are fully recovered, depending on your body’s healing ability. Dr. Arroyo’s office will be available throughout the recovery process to answer your questions and provide the support you need.