Some people are born with fuller and rounder faces. The stubborn pockets of fat can be difficult to lose. No amount of exercising and dieting can help to achieve the desired contours. Often one might choose to carry out extensive contouring. It can be time-consuming and not achieve desired results. Buccal fat removal Toronto is a cosmetic surgery treatment that removes the desired amount of buccal fat in the cheeks to achieve thinner and highlighted cheekbones. If this is a procedure, you’ve been considering, here is all that you need to know about it.
How is the surgery performed?
Buccal fat removal surgery takes about an hour. For the surgery to be performed, the patient is put under general anaesthesia or local anaesthetic with IV sedation. The surgeon begins by making a small incision inside the cheek. Gentle pressure is applied to the outside of the cheek, this makes the buccal fat easily visible and protrudes through the opening. After that, the surgeon will remove the desired amount of fat. The same steps are followed on the other site. In the end, the surgeon closes the incisions using dissolvable sutures.
What does recovery look like?
Having a clear understanding of the recovery process can help you to be well-prepared. After you’ve woken up, if feeling comfortable you can return home with a friend or a family member. Before leaving the clinic care instructions will be shared with you. You will also be provided with prescription medication and pain meds to ensure you are comfortable during the recovery.
There are small incisions inside the mouth, no external bandages are required. For the first week, it is recommended to consume a soft and liquid diet. Within a week, you should be able to return to work. The mucosal skin that is inside the mouth, heals very quickly. it is recommended to avoid heavy lifting and intense workouts as they can increase blood pressure. This will further cause discomfort and swelling.
Why should you consider buccal fat removal?
Buccal fat removal surgery can help you achieve contoured cheeks without visible scarring. As the incisions are made inside the mouth, there are no visible scars. Even though incisions might be visible inside the mouth, they will heal within the next several months. After which, they aren’t visible. The results achieved are long-lasting. Even if you gain weight, your face would still be sculpted. Results will be as satisfying 10 years down the line as they are in your first year. In buccal fat removal surgery, the fat cells are removed and not shrunk. It means that the fat cells won’t return even if you gain weight. The incisions are made on the mucosal tissue, which tends to heal faster. Recovery after buccal fat removal surgery is quick and with minimal discomfort. You would need to take about a week off to recover. After the surgery, you will be able to return to life as usual quickly.