Buccal Fat Removal Toronto
Buccal fat removal is Toronto’s facial sculpting secret. Also known as cheek fat removal surgery, this minimally invasive cosmetic procedure does wonders for facial slimming, cheekbone highlighting, and contouring – all with rapid recovery and no visible scars.
Some people are genetically predisposed to full, rounded faces due to large fat pockets in the cheek (buccal) area of the face. For those men and women, no amount of exercise or dieting will slim their baby faces. They may attempt contouring with makeup, but the 3D effects of cheek fullness are tough to hide.
Buccal fat removal before and after pictures show the elegant refinement of features in women and a stronger, masculine jawline in men.
If you wish you had slimmer, sculpted cheeks to show off attractive bone structure, we can help you reveal the look you want. Find out why buccal fat removal in Toronto is trending. Contact our team and request your personal consultation with Dr. Cory Torgerson today!
Table of Contents
- What is Buccal Fat Removal?
- What Happens During Buccal Fat Removal Surgery?
- Recovery After Buccal Fat Removal
- Why Is Buccal Fat Removal Considered to Be Worth It?
- Buccal Fat Reduction Benefits
- Who Makes an Ideal Candidate for Cheek Fat Removal?
- Non-Surgical Alternatives to Cheek Fat Removal
- Buccal Fat Removal Considerations
- How Much Does Buccal Fat Removal Cost in Toronto?
- Book Your Consultation With Dr. Cory Torgerson
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What is Buccal Fat Removal?
Small pads of fat sit just underneath your cheekbones. This fat varies in size and volume for different people. You may have more or less depending on your genetics.
Buccal fat removal allows a facial plastic surgeon to remove some of that fat through a small opening created inside your cheek. The result is nearly instant cheek slimming and a more defined facial profile.
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What Happens During Buccal Fat Removal Surgery?
Cheek fat removal in Toronto is performed at our beautiful downtown plastic surgery centre. The surgery takes 1 hour or less and can be done using a general anaesthetic or local anaesthetic with IV sedation.
Your plastic surgeon will create a small incision on the inside of your cheek. When they apply gentle pressure to the outside of the cheek, buccal fat becomes easily visible and protrudes through the opening. Your surgeon can remove the precise amount of fat desired and will do the same for each side of the face. Incisions are stitched together with dissolvable sutures.
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Buccal Fat Removal Recovery
Recovery After Buccal Fat Removal
You’ll wake up in our warm, welcoming recovery room. Once you feel up to returning home with a friend or family member, you’ll be free to leave with a few simple care instructions, medication, and a return appointment date.
The small cheek incisions are inside your mouth, so you won’t have external bandages. However, your surgeon will recommend sticking to soft and liquid foods for roughly 1 week to protect the area.
Mucosal skin inside your mouth heals very quickly, and most people return to work within 1 week. We recommend that you avoid heavy lifting or intense workouts that increase blood pressure in the face while healing from your buccal fat removal procedure, as such exercise can prolong discomfort and swelling.
We’ll see you for a few in-person follow-up appointments during your recovery to answer questions and make sure you’re on track.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Is Buccal Fat Removal Considered to Be Worth It?
In the age of selfies and Zoom calls, we’re increasingly looking at and analyzing our faces. If you’re unhappy with a feature like cheek fullness, taking the steps to permanently improve it feels extremely rewarding. The results are subtle, yet measurable and lasting.
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Buccal Fat Reduction Benefits
Top 3 Benefits
No Visible Scars
One of the top benefits of buccal fat removal surgery is that it leaves no visible scars at all. In fact, the healed incisions inside your cheek will not likely be visible either after several months.
Results Are Permanent
People ask, How long does buccal fat removal last? Because the fat cells are completely removed rather than shrunk, they cannot return. Even if a person gains weight after surgery, they tend to keep their new facial contours. That means that buccal fat removal 10 years later can appear as satisfying as Year 1.
Buccal fat removal recovery is fast. The small incisions heal rapidly and cause minimal discomfort. For that reason, most people see swelling resolve rapidly, within 1 week. They can resume their usual activities quickly.
Who Makes an Ideal Candidate for Cheek Fat Removal?
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The best age for buccal fat removal surgery can be anywhere from 18 years of age to well into senior years. Primarily, your surgeon will want to ensure that your face has fully developed. As long as you are in good health and don’t smoke, you could be a great candidate for facial cosmetic surgery.
Candidates usually have soft, rounded cheeks and are at or near their ideal weight. Care is taken not to remove too much fat, because the face may appear unhealthy or show skin laxity if large hollows are created. That is why it’s also suggested that you lose any body weight that you intend to lose before planning your buccal fat removal procedure in Toronto.
Non-Surgical Alternatives to Cheek Fat Reduction
If you meet with your plastic surgeon to learn about buccal fat removal and they advise against it or if you decide that you’re not yet ready for surgery, there are other options to consider.
Neuromodulator injections designed to relax muscles can be used to slim the face. In cases where strong chewing muscles are overdeveloped, this musculature can lend a wide, bottom-heavy appearance to the face. Careful injection to these muscles can relax and temporarily shrink the masseter muscles.
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Buccal Fat Removal Considerations
All cosmetic surgery procedures carry inherent risks and factors for consideration. However, cheek fat removal comes with a very minimal risk of complication.
Possible post-op concerns that your surgeon will discuss with you include but are not limited to: infection, bleeding or hematoma, delayed incision closure, injury to facial nerves, or numbness.
How Much Does Buccal Fat Removal Cost in Toronto?
Cost Varies y Region
Buccal fat removal in Toronto may be priced differently than in other geographic areas. It is essential to understand that each individual’s needs and surgical plan mean that price quotes are personalized. After meeting with your surgeon to discuss the best way to reach your goals, you’ll be provided with a quote and possible surgery dates to plan the next steps.
We’re pleased to partner with reputable medical financing companies that offer convenient payment plans for patients who wish to offset the cost. Medical loans make it possible to realize your enhancement dreams now, without waiting to acquire the full payment amount. Just ask our friendly staff if you’d like more information.
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Meet Dr. Torgerson for Your Buccal Fat Removal Consultation in Toronto
As one of Canada’s most respected cosmetic facial plastic head and neck surgeons, Dr. Cory Torgerson sees clients from around the world at his state-of-the-art surgical centre in the heart of the city.
You’re invited to meet with Dr. Torgerson and discuss your desires, concerns, and the spectrum of options available to you. Our elegant, contemporary space is designed with luxe comfort, privacy, and the highest medical standards. You can be assured of discretion, honest feedback, and thorough information to make the right investment in yourself. Discover what buccal fat removal could achieve for you. Call our office or fill out our contact form today. We look forward to meeting you!