Annakilly wrote:Update on
Cheek and Buccal Fat pad removal.
Swelling has gone down by 20% but my family still laughs at my swollen face saying i look like a cartoon character.
The lower part of my face is still swollen but i can see a little definition in my upper cheeks already.
(Very little definition actually, but this little improvement really makes my day haha)
My family member commented that i look better now because i look like i have cheekbones from the sideview, as compared to my pancake flat face last time.
And now my nose doesn't look so high, prominent and caucasian like already.
The swelling has affected my nose and my nose isn't as sharp as it was before, i believe it will return to normal after all the swelling though.
I have also regained feeling in my left cheek but my right cheek and lip is still numb.
I'm still not able to go out yet cause i do not look acceptable socially yet.
Hopefullly the swelling will go down in the next few days, cause according to the swelling charts, swelling peaks at the 2-3 day and consequently deswells rapidly thereafter.
I can't wait to go out, i'm bored to my wits end!!!!!
Will update you guys on further developments soon!
CHEEK AUGMENTATION AND BUCCAL FAT PAD REMOVAL
Sorry i took so long to update.
It's Day 8 now and quite a bit of the swelling in my right cheek is gone, but i have developed Hematoma
on my left cheek.
Hematoma is blood that collects in between the incision wound during surgery when the doctor opens and closes the incision.
Hematoma rarely happens to people who undergo these surgeries but, i guess i'm the unlucky minority
My left cheek was twice the size of my right cheek 2 days ago and a bruise suddenly formed because of the Hematoma.
I panicked and thought it was infection and went to see a plastic surgeon called Dr. Wong and he prescribed me medication to ease the swelling.
He also told me that the hardened blood clot might move the implant, thus i need to KIV and if it doesn't get better i must go back to get the Hematoma removed surgically.
There are two ways the Hematoma can go away, one is through surgery to remove it or the other (if you're lucky) dissolves and just disappears.
The right cheek feels softer and more natural already, but the left cheek feels hard and firm due to the trapped blood clot underneath my skin.
I could actually see two implants in my left cheek 2 days back, one was the real implant and one was the hardened blood clot, rather scary if you ask me, i looked like a complete freak.
So do remember any surgery has its risks, its the first time i'm handling a stalled recovery and problem in my post op.
So yes, be prepared for worse case scenarios, cause mine came as a rude shock.
The assymetry that comes along with healing is also quite depressing, so i try my best to remain as optimistic as possible.
Oh Btw, the right cheek looks very natural and augmented and you would never suspect an implant inside.
Yup, so anyone who contemplates cheek implants or Buccal fat pad removal, you should be up and about and be able to go out without anyone noticing you've had surgery in a week to 8 days.
Other then that, i'm icing my cheek very frequently and praying for a quick recovery!
Thankfully its getting much better and i look like i have only one implant on my left cheek now.
Hopefully the Hematoma just dissolves and fades away.
Oh by the way, if you're unsure if you need cheek implants, this website proves as a great guide!
Read it up, its really useful!
Hope my sharing helps
CHEEK AUGMENTATION AND BUCCAL FAT PAD REMOVAL
Its Day 11 now.
Though theres still swelling left, i finally look normal enough to go out.
I still can't smile properly as the muscles feel very tight when i move my cheeks.
My left cheek is still hard and swollen due to the Hematoma, but my right cheek is much softer.
I would say my right cheek is 60-70% healed already and my left cheek is about 40-50% healed.
In addition to that, my worries of the Cheek implants making my face look wider is uncalled for.
My face is exactly the same, only with more volumous cheeks.
I kind of regret not getting bigger implants though
My cheeks are still puffy (still look abit like a chipmunk) but I am starting to see definition from the Buccal Fat removal.
My face looks much smaller now as well and I have a clearer "V" Shaped face.
They call it 瓜子脸 in chinese!
The cheek implants has helped alot in creating that shape too.
I now understand why high cheekbones is a sign of beauty, it does alot of difference to how your face looks.
I still have not fully recovered from the Hematoma and there is still a horrible yellowish bruise and swelling on my affected cheek, but its getting better day by day.
I won't need surgery to remove the blood clot as it is slowly dissolving on its own, thank god.
Thank you all forumners who sent msgs and well wishes as well
Will update on the final look and how satisfied i am in about a months time.
Will be glad to also answer any questions you guys have about cheek implants or buccal, so feel free to ask!