Buccal Fat Removal

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Rounded Face?

Buccal fat removal is Toronto’s facial contouring secret. Known as cheek fat removal surgery or buccal lipectomy, this facial slimming procedure is minimally invasive and leaves no visible scars! It’s no wonder that the treatment is on-trend for men and women who want sculpted definition in their cheeks.

People who are genetically predisposed to rounded faces typically have large fat pockets in their cheek (buccal) area. For most people, no amount of dieting or exercise can slim their baby face. The 3D effect of cheek fullness is difficult to hide with contouring makeup, and people often feel self-conscious about the overly youthful look that they portray well into adulthood.

Buccal fat removal before and after results showcase the elegant definition of cheekbones and a more masculine jawline for men.

At Sovereign Cosmetic Surgery, our facial sculpting experts can help you reveal attractive bone structure and a slimmer face if you’re unhappy with your cheeks.

Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, Canada, our stunning new facility offers exceptional benefits for discerning cosmetic clients. You’re invited to meet with our plastic surgeons for a personalized consultation.

What Is Buccal Fat Removal Surgery?

On each side of your face, between the cheekbones and the jaw, you have fat pads beneath the skin. They vary in size for different people depending on genetics.

The buccal fat removal procedure allows facial plastic surgeons to excise some of this fat through openings inside the mouth. The cheek-slimming effects of buccal fat removal are nearly instant.

The buccal fat removal process is similar to liposuction in that it removes fat. However, buccal fat pads can be easily accessed, so they are removed directly during a quick, straightforward procedure.

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How Is Buccal Fat Removal Surgery Performed?

Buccal fat removal in Toronto takes place at our stunning plastic surgery centre in the heart of the city. It takes 30 to 60 minutes and is done under general anaesthesia or local anaesthetic with IV sedation.

The plastic surgeon first creates a small incision inside the cheek. They then apply gentle pressure, which causes buccal fat to protrude through the opening and become easily visible. Your surgeon will remove the amount of fat desired with precision and repeat it on the other side. The incisions are then stitched closed with dissolvable sutures.


Recovery After Buccal Fat Removal

You’ll arrive in our welcoming recovery room to relax once your procedure is complete. Most people return home with a friend or family member within a couple of hours. We’ll provide you with simple care instructions, the necessary prescriptions, and your follow-up appointment date.

Cheek fat removal incisions are located inside your mouth, so there are no external bandages to care for. But we advise you to stick with soft, liquid foods for 1 week while the area feels sensitive.

Mucosal skin heals rapidly. Most people can return to work within 1 week. It’s essential to avoid heavy lifting and workouts that increase your blood pressure while you heal so you don’t increase discomfort or swelling.

You’ll return to the clinic for follow-up appointments during your recovery. Our team is available to answer any questions or concerns that you may have.

Is Buccal Fat Removal Worth It?

This popular procedure is rated 92% worth it on RealSelf.com, which is excellent. Most people are delighted when they say goodbye to chubby cheeks and reveal a more contoured, mature look. The surgery is uncomplicated and has few drawbacks.

With the increase of Zoom calls and selfies, men and women are analyzing their faces more often. If you feel unhappy with your cheek fullness, knowing that you can permanently improve it is exciting. The results are usually subtle, yet measurable and long-lasting.

Buccal Fat Reduction in Toronto: Benefits

  • No visible scarring

Buccal fat removal surgery is minimally invasive and leaves no visible scars at all. The inside of the mouth heals rapidly, and even the inner cheek incisions can’t usually be seen after several months.

  • The results are permanent

How long does buccal fat removal last? Fat cells in the cheek are removed completely during this procedure. That means that even if you gain weight over time, those cells will never return. Unlike shrinking fat pads through weight loss, buccal fat removal is a permanent solution.

  • Minimal recovery time

Buccal fat removal surgery comes with little downtime. Your small cheek incisions will heal rapidly with minimal discomfort. Most people see their swelling resolve within 1 week, and they can resume their regular activities quickly.

Buccal Fat Removal Candidates

Patients can be anywhere between 18 years of age and senior years, as long as they are generally healthy and are non-smokers. Your facial surgeon will ensure that your facial tissue has fully developed so that your results are optimal and stable.

Candidates for cheek fat removal have soft, rounded faces in most cases, and they feel that they lack facial definition or visible bone structure.

During your buccal fat removal procedure, surgeons take care not to remove too much fat, because the face can appear unhealthy or show skin laxity when not enough cushion remains in the area. That’s why we also advise that you lose any body weight that you want to before planning buccal fat removal in Toronto.

Alternatives to Cheek Fat Removal

If you’ve considered buccal fat reduction, but your surgeon advised against it or you decided that you’re not ready for surgery, we’re pleased to offer you alternative options that can help you reach your goals.

  • Facial dermal filler

Facial fillers provide long-lasting (not permanent) enhancement for bone structure and add volume where desired. You can highlight your cheekbones or jawline through the artistic placement of filler volume. For some people, this approach achieves the contouring that they desire without removing fat.

  • Face-slimming injections

Neuromodulator injections such as Botox are designed to relax the muscles temporarily. They can be used to reduce the size of masseter muscles along the jaw. Where strong chewing muscles lend a wider, bottom-heavy look to the face, face-slimming injections relax and temporarily shrink the masseter muscles.

Buccal Fat Removal Surgery: Considerations

All cosmetic surgery carries inherent risks to consider. However, cheek fat removal surgery is associated with low risks and high patient satisfaction rates.

Post-op concerns will be discussed with you during your pre-operative appointments. These include but are not limited to bleeding or hematoma, infection, delayed incision healing, facial nerve injury, and numbness.

How Much Does Buccal Fat Removal Cost in Toronto?

Buccal fat removal in Toronto is priced according to individual needs and surgical plans. Because people and their goals are unique, price quotes are customized. 

After meeting with your Sovereign plastic surgeon to discuss your areas of interest, we’ll provide you with a personalized quote and surgery dates to select from.

We’re happy to partner with medical financing companies that offer convenient payment arrangements to offset the cost of buccal fat removal. Medical loans can help you realize enhancement dreams without waiting. Ask one of our friendly team members for more information.

Come for a Buccal Fat Removal Consultation in Toronto

Sovereign Cosmetic Surgery is home to some of the top plastic surgeons in Canada, and we help clients from around the world feel fabulous about their appearance. Our state-of-the-art surgical centre is conveniently located in downtown Toronto.

You’re welcome to schedule a confidential consultation to discuss your desires, concerns, and options concerning buccal fat removal. Our contemporary space offers luxe comfort and the highest medical accreditation standards. You can be assured of honest feedback, thorough information, and expert guidance to make the best investment in yourself.

Learn what buccal fat removal surgery could do for your contours and confidence. Call or fill out our contact form today. We look forward to meeting you!


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Contact us today to start the discussion about your buccal fat removal. Get ready to love your face.

Sovereign Cosmetic Surgery

(416) 362-9039

59 Hayden Street, Suite 703 Toronto, ON M4Y 0E7

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