Buccal Fat Removal in Vancouver
Cheek fullness, or “chubby cheeks” are something that tends to naturally diminish as we exit adolescence, but for some this isn’t always the case. Many people may retain the fullness in their cheeks throughout adulthood. If fullness in this area is a concern for you, Buccal Fat Removal Surgery may be the solution to achieving the contoured cheeks you want.
Whether it’s to reduce full cheeks, or to simply define your cheeks and face more, step out into the world knowing that you look and feel like the best version of yourself.
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Leading Buccal Fat Removal Surgeon in Vancouver
The Surgical Experience
Buccal fat pad removal can be performed under local anesthetic in the office this procedure involves a small incision inside the cheek, so external scar is visible. The procedure typically is 60 – 75 minutes in duration. Additional sedation using nitrous oxide or oral medication is also available.
Buccal fat pad removal typically costs $3,900-$4,900. This procedure can be combined with other facial cosmetic operations, such as a facelift, brow lift or eyelid blepharoplasty.
What are the Benefits of Buccal Fat Removal?
Buccal Fat Removal is a safe and effective surgery, immediately resulting in:
- Less puffy cheeks
- More symmetrical cheeks
- More defined cheeks
- A slimmer cheek to chin line (V-line)
- A more heart-shaped facial appearance
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Buccal Fat Removal Permanent?
One of the common questions on patients’ minds is, “is buccal fat removal permanent?” The great news is that your newly defined, slimmer cheeks will remain that way for good! Even if you gain weight, your buccal fat pads won’t grow back.
If you feel that your face and cheeks are overly round, Buccal Fat Removal surgery may be the right procedure to slim and sculpt the lower third of the face, giving you permanent, contoured results that you’ll love.
How is Buccal Fat Removal Surgery Performed?
Buccal Fat Removal is a minimally invasive surgical procedure done under local anesthetic, which many compare to a dental procedure, as you will be in a reclined position with your mouth open. Because the surgery is performed from inside your mouth, there is no visible incision, stitches, or scarring on your face.
Dr. Demianczuk expertly performs this surgery by carefully making small incisions on the inside of the cheeks, just above the upper molars. The tissues of the cheek are then gently separated to expose the buccal fat pads. He will then expertly decrease the fullness of the cheek by removing a portion of fat in the precise amount that best suits your individual goals. Once the desired amount of fat has been removed from the buccal fat pad, he will finish the procedure by sealing the incisions with stitches to complete the procedure.
How Long Does it Take to Recover from Buccal Fat Removal surgery?
As Buccal Fat Removal is a minimally invasive procedure, the downtime and recovery is very little. Visible results after Buccal Fat Removal are immediate, but patients should expect a normal amount of post-operative swelling for 7 to 10 days after surgery.
Patients can typically resume their usual activities, but most take a few days before returning to work or social activities to allow for most of the swelling to subside. Full results of your procedure are usually seen after 2 to 3 months post-surgery as your skin settles into the newly hollowed area where the buccal fat once was.
Who is a Candidate for Buccal Fat Removal surgery?
People with prominent buccal fat pads often describe themselves as having “chubby cheeks.” While sometimes this can be the result of being overweight, the size of the buccal fat pads may be genetic. How do you know if you’re a good candidate for Buccal Fat Removal? Buccal Fat Removal surgery may be right for you if you have any of these concerns:
– Puffy, full cheeks
– Asymmetrical cheeks
– Round cheeks that don’t decrease in size with weight loss
Schedule your consultation
To find out how buccal fat removal procedure can help you meet your goals, contact Dr. Demianczuk.