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Buccal fat removal Montreal - Buccal fat reduction surgery

Buccal fat removal is a procedure that can enhance your facial structure through the precise removal of buccal fat, providing a slimmer, more defined facial silhouette. The surgeons at Face MD offer this procedure in Montreal as an option for individuals looking to achieve a more chiseled look.

This targeted procedure meticulously reduces the volume of the cheeks, accentuating the cheekbones and creating a more balanced facial aesthetic. 

What is buccal fat removal surgery?

Buccal fat removal surgery is a cosmetic procedure that targets the reduction of fat deposits in the cheek region, specifically the buccal fat pads. The procedure involves creating a small incision inside the mouth, near the inner cheek area, to extract the buccal fat. This technique ensures that there is no visible scar, making it a preferred method for patients seeking a more defined facial structure without obvious signs of surgery.

Utilizing local anesthesia or sedation, buccal fat removal aims to enhance the contouring of the face by reducing cheek fullness, often referred to as “chipmunk cheeks.”

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Aesthetic Benefits of Removing Buccal Fat Pads

Enhanced Facial Structure

By reducing the volume of the buccal fat pad, patients can achieve a more pronounced facial structure, highlighting the cheekbones and contributing to a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. This procedure is particularly beneficial for those with a rounder facial anatomy who desire a sharper, more defined contour.

Slimmer, More Chiseled Jawline

Buccal fat extraction can improve the appearance of the jaw, making it appear slimmer and more chiseled. This cosmetic surgery enhances the jawline’s bone structure, offering a facelift effect without the need for more invasive procedures like liposuction or a full facelift.

Long-Lasting Results

The results of a buccal fat removal procedure are permanent, as the extracted fat cells do not regenerate. This permanence provides patients with enduring facial contours that remain consistent, even with weight fluctuations.

Minimal Scarring And Quick Recovery

The internal incision made during the buccal fat pad removal ensures that there is no visible scarring. Patients can expect minimal bruising and swelling, allowing a fast return to normal activities. Sutures, or stitches, used inside the mouth dissolve over time, further minimizing recovery time.

Interested In This Cosmetic Procedure? Visit Face MD In Montreal

For individuals considering buccal fat removal in Montreal, consultation with a healthcare provider specializing in facial plastic surgery is an important first step. The surgeons at Face MD can offer patients personalized advice, ensuring alignment with aesthetic goals and anatomy.

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How do I prepare myself for a buccal fat pad reduction consultation?

First, prepare to list in order of importance the elements you would like to improve in your face: cheeks, jowls, submental fat, neck platysmal bands, among others. Do you find you have weak cheekbones or a weak chin? Are there any other regions that bother you in your faces such as your eyebrows, eyes, nose, or lips?

Help us understand your facial structure before your buccal fat removal procedure

Try to find and bring with you current photos of your parents, and photos of them at your age. 

Finally, if you have had cosmetic soft tissue fillers to the face, try to find out which products were injected and when. If you have already had facial plastic surgery, try to bring with you the operative report of your prior procedures if this is possible.

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What Are Ideal Candidates For Buccal Fat Reduction?

Ideal candidates for this procedure are those with puffy, chubby cheeks or excess cheek fullness due to buccal fat pad size, rather than weight gain. Patients should be at or near their ideal weight, have realistic goals and expectations about the surgery’s outcomes, and understand the potential risks involved.

You believe you are a good candidate for buccal fat reduction? Ask yourself the following questions:
  • Do you have excess facial fat in your cheeks? A consultation with a trained cosmetic surgery doctor can help you find out.
  • What do your parents’ cheeks look like? It is often normal to have fuller cheeks in your twenties, and this fat often naturally melts away with age. For patients with parents who have thinner cheeks, it is often better to not do the procedure in order to avoid a skeletonized appearance as you age if you undergo buccal fat reduction.
  • Have you tried losing your fat using exercise and diet change?
  • Have you tried reversible procedures, such as cheekbone augmentation with hyaluronic acid injections?

Are There Non-Surgical Or Minimally Invasive Alternatives To Buccal Fat Pad Reduction?

Dermal fillers offer non-invasive alternatives to buccal fat removal, allowing patients to achieve facial contouring without surgery. Fillers can enhance the cheekbones and jawline.

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What Are The Risks Of A Buccal Fat Removal Procedure For Patients?

While buccal fat removal surgery is generally safe, potential risks include infection, bleeding, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. There’s also a risk of damage to the facial nerve or buccinator muscle, which can affect facial movements and expressions.

Minimize Potential Complications Following This Surgical Procedure

Selecting a licensed surgeon with a background in facial plastic surgery is essential to minimize complications. A surgeon experienced in procedures such as rhinoplasty, botox injections, and fat grafting, in addition to buccal fat removal, can ensure a comprehensive approach to facial contouring.

Talk With A Licensed Head And Neck Surgeon Practicing In Facial Plastic Surgery

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Things You Should Know Before Buccal Fat Removal Procedure

Learn More About Buccal Fat Reduction Surgery.

Buccal fat pads are clusters of fat cells situated in the lower part of the cheeks, contributing to overall cheek fullness and facial appearance. In some individuals, enlarged buccal fat pads can lead to the appearance of chubby cheeks or “chipmunk cheeks,” which may not align with their aesthetic preferences for a slimmer, more sculpted jaw and cheekbones. The removal of these fat tissues through a buccal fat removal procedure can significantly enhance facial contours, offering a solution for those seeking a more refined facial aesthetic.

The cost of Buccal Fat Pad Removal Surgery in Montreal can vary widely based on several factors. At Clinique Face MD, the price of buccal fat pad removal, performed under local-sedation, is $4,711.


It’s essential to consult directly with qualified  surgeons at Face MD for a treatment tailored to your specific needs and goals. Remember, the consultation will also provide you with an opportunity to understand the value of the surgeon’s expertise and the comprehensive care included in the surgery package.

A buccal fat removal procedure typically takes about one hour to complete. This cosmetic surgery is conducted by a skilled plastic surgeon who makes a small incision inside the mouth, near the cheek region, ensuring no visible scars remain. The process involves the careful extraction of buccal fat pads to achieve desired contouring effects without compromising the patient’s facial structure or risking damage to the facial nerve.

  • Days After Surgery: In the initial days following buccal fat removal surgery, patients may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the cheek area. Adherence to a prescribed diet, avoiding strenuous exercise, and managing pressure on the surgical site are crucial for a smooth recovery. Most are able to resume normal activities within a week, following their healthcare provider’s guidance closely.
  • Weeks After Surgery: Swelling and bruising significantly reduce two to three weeks post-surgery, allowing patients to see the beginnings of their new facial appearance. Sutures inside the mouth dissolve naturally over this time, and any residual discomfort typically subsides.

Following the surgeon’s advice on diet, exercise, and care during this period ensures optimal healing and the successful achievement of the patient’s aesthetic goals.

Swelling after a buccal fat pad reduction is a normal part of the healing process, with the most noticeable swelling occurring in the first few days post-surgery. For most patients, significant swelling subsides within three weeks, but it can take a few months for all minor swelling to completely resolve and reveal the full effects of the buccal fat removal.

Following the plastic surgeon’s post-operative care instructions, including maintaining a gentle diet and avoiding high-intensity activities, can help expedite the reduction of swelling and support a swift recovery, allowing patients to enjoy their refined facial contours sooner.

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Warning: These photos are published as an indication to provide information on the nature of the intervention. They do not constitute a guarantee of results.

Source: Clinique Face MD.

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