The ultimate guide to getting sculpted cheeks

The ultimate guide to getting sculpted cheeks


Looking snatched is the new trend. When one has round cheeks, we try all the contouring techniques to help us achieve it. Makeup can only work to an extent, and it might not always be helpful especially when the cheeks are round and full. Buccal Fat Removal Toronto is a cosmetic procedure that can help you achieve the snatched look you’ve always dreamt of. It targets the buccal fat pockets that are present in the cheek to make the cheekbones stand out and allow the face to look more contoured. If this is a procedure that has been on your mind, we are here to help you make an informed decision about the same.

What is a buccal fat removal surgery?

Buccal fat removal surgery targets the fat that is present under the cheekbones. The surgery lasts for about an hour and the patient is put under general anaesthesia. During the surgery, a small incision is created inside the cheek. Gentle pressure is applied to the outside of the cheek which makes the buccal fat easily visible. The fat starts to protrude through the opening, allowing the surgeon to remove the exact amount of fat required. On the other side, the same steps are followed. At the end of the procedure, incisions are closed with dissolvable sutures.

What happens during the recovery?

After the surgery, you will wake up in the recovery room. Once you feel up to it, you will be allowed to return home with a friend or a family member. However, before leaving, you will be provided with a list of instructions and medication. The provided instructions need to be followed to the T.

The incisions made are small and present inside the mouth, so there are no external bandages. For the first week, it is suggested to have only soft and liquid foods. This allows protection of the incision area. As the mucosal skin heals quickly, you should be able to return to work after a week. Even after that, it is suggested that you avoid any heavy lifting or strenuous exercise. As this can increase blood pressure and impact healing. It could also prolong the discomfort and swelling.

Why should you consider buccal fat removal surgery?

Buccal fat removal is a fairly simple procedure with fast recovery. The incisions are made inside the mouth, and there is no visible scarring. Once the incisions inside the mouth have been healed, they won’t be visible at all. In the surgery, there is a complete removal of the buccal fat cells. The cells aren’t shrunk but removed. This helps to create long-lasting results. Even if you gain weight after the surgery, the facial contours achieved through the procedure remain unimpacted. Another great advantage is that the results are permanent and long-lasting. They will be as satisfying 10 years down the line as they were in their first year. The recovery is fairly simple and the swelling experienced after the procedure will settle within a week.