Will previous surgery inhibit buccal fat bad removal?
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Buccal Fat Pad Removal
By accessing the buccal fat pad directly along the zygomaticomaxillary buttress laterally (this is lateral to the piriform aperture), a skilled surgeon should be able to successfully avoid your facial implant.
You are correct, however. Having previous facial surgery in the area does present some increased risk with additional surgery to the area. This is a risk you will have to balance with how badly do you want buccal fat pad removal.
To be sure what might work for you, see two or more experienced, board-certified Plastic Surgeons in your area for a complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have surgery.
I hope this helps.
Buccal Fat Removal
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