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Emergency Contact

631-418-4173
  • Monday – Thursday: 8.00am – 5.00pm
  • Friday: 9.00am – 6.00pm
  • Saturday: 9.30am – 5.30pm
  • Sunday: 9.30am – 3.00pm

Post Operative Instructions- Buccal Fat Removal

  • It may be difficult to open your mouth fully for one week after surgery. This is expected due to post-surgical swelling of the mouth.
  • Apply ice/cold packs on your cheeks every 15-20 mins for the first 24-48 hrs to help ease any swelling & discomfort.
  • You will have two small incisions on both sides of your mouth following the procedure. They are held together by sutures which are dissolvable.

They do not need to be removed as your body will slowly reabsorb them over the next few months.

Avoid touching the incisions inside your mouth with your tongue or anything else.

  • Take the pain medication as prescribed. For mild pain, we recommend switching over to Tylenol Extra Strength, whenever possible, to eliminate any unwanted side effects of pain medication.
  • Take the antibiotics as prescribed to prevent infection. Be sure to finish the entire course of antibiotics.
  • It is normal to have swelling for 1-2 weeks after the procedure. It is not uncommon for one side to be more swollen than the other. On average, swelling will subside in 10-14 days.

However, if you experience significant swelling accompanied with pain, not relieved by pain medication, be sure to contact our office.

  • Do not engage in exercise or any strenuous activity for at least 7 days after your
  • Dietary guidelines: avoid all uncooked foods (risk of bacteria) and thoroughly wash all raw fruits and vegetables. Consume liquid to soft foods for a few days after surgery as it may be difficult to chew and open your mouth.
  • Be sure to rinse your mouth with water, after each meal. This is to keep your incisions clean and free of any debris and food particles.

Avoid harsh mouthwash during this time. After the 5th day, you can gently gargle with luke warm salt water solution.

  • Avoid dental procedures during this time. Opening your mouth too wide can cause excessive straining and discomfort.
  • Contact the office if you notice any signs of infection:

Pus-like drainage

Increasing redness to incisions

Increased warmth at the treated area

Fever 100.5 F or greater

Sever pain that is unresponsive to over-the-counter pain relievers

  • It may take several weeks for swelling to resolve and for your anticipated results to show.

FINALLY

Please try to be patient during the healing process! The results will be worth the wait.

Please call us with any questions or concerns, the team at Madnani Facial Plastics is always here for you

Woodbury Office

(516) 299-9861

NYC Office

(332) 216-0176

Clinical Phone:

(516) 774-4518

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