Many people have a round face due to large pockets of fat on the cheek. It is because they are genetically predisposed to it. No matter how much they exercise or diet or how healthy they might be, it doesn’t slim down the face. There might be multiple efforts to contour the face through makeup but the full cheeks can be difficult to hide. The best way to achieve those contoured cheeks is by undergoing Buccal Fat Removal Toronto. If you want a slimmer face or a chiselled jawline. This procedure can help you achieve that. We will tell you a few basic things that you should know about this cosmetic surgical treatment.

What happens during the procedure?

The surgery lasts for about an hour or lesser. General anaesthesia or local anaesthesia with IV sedation is administered. After that, the surgeon creates small incisions inside the cheek. They will then apply gentle pressure on the outside of the cheek till the buccal fat becomes visible and starts to protrude from the created opening. The surgeon will proceed to remove the desired amount of fat. On the other side, the same procedure is carried out. In the end, the incisions are stitched together with dissolvable sutures.

What happens during recovery?

Before undergoing the procedure, it is essential to have a holistic understanding of cosmetic surgery. This includes also understanding the recovery procedure. Once the surgery is over, you will be moved to the recovery room. Whenever you feel that you want to return home, you can with a family member or a friend. Before you leave, you will be provided instructions you need to follow, medication and the return appointment date.

As the incisions are inside the mouth, there will be no external bandages. For the next week, it is recommended to have a soft and liquid diet. It will help to protect the incisions. Mucosal skin heals very quickly, you should be able to return to your routine in a week. It is suggested, that you avoid intense workouts or heavy lifting for a while as it can increase the blood pressure in your face. When that happens, it might cause discomfort and swelling.

What are some of the risks associated with it?

All cosmetic procedures have some risks attached to them. Buccal fat removal has a low risk of complications. The possible concerns are discussed with you before the procedure. It includes infection, bleeding, delayed incision closure, injury to facial nerves and numbness to name a few.

Book your consultation

If you have always dreamt of having those contoured cheeks, it is time to turn this dream into reality. The first step you need to take is by booking a consultation. During the consultation, the surgeon will determine whether you are the right candidate for the procedure or not. They will educate you about cosmetic surgery and what it can do for you. Consultation is the ideal time to discuss your expectations.