Buccal Fat Pad Reduction in Ottawa
A common goal in plastic surgery is to restore and maintain the volume in the cheeks lost over time. This is typically done with either surgical fat grafting or injectable fillers. Some patients, however, feel that their cheeks are too full and wish to have a more sculpted, defined appearance. Buccal fat removal surgery is an excellent option to reach these goals.
Dr. Ian MacArthur is a Top Rated, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Ottawa who can help you achieve the aesthetic results you desire.
Why Patients Opt for a Buccal Fat Removal Surgery
What is Buccal Fat Pad Removal Surgery?
Benefits of Buccal Fat Pad Reduction
This procedure can also run the risk of prematurely aging patients. If this is the case, fillers and fat grafting may need to be considered. Your plastic surgeon will discuss your suitability for this procedure during consultation to give you all the information you require to make an informed decision.
Buccal fat pad removal surgery uses hidden incisions within the mouth to access and remove the excess fat pad. This procedure lasts under one hour and is typically done using general anaesthetic. There may or may not be dissolving sutures that disappear in a week. Patients often require a liquid diet for the first few days following surgery, and most patients would only take a week off of work.