Understanding the purpose and goal of buccal fat reduction

istock 1133092452 For some men and women, the face may be more voluminous than they would prefer. This excess fat that creates a rounded facial shape is known as buccal fat. The buccal fat can disguise the cheekbones and cause patients to look heavier in the face than they actually are. In situations such as this, Dr. Dimitrios Motakis and his team in Toronto, Ontario may recommend a procedure called buccal fat reduction, sometimes referred to as a cheek reduction.

What happens during  buccal fat reduction procedures?

The buccal fat reduction procedure performed by Dimitrios Motakis requires that the buccal fat pad is removed. This fat may spread from the cheek area down towards the mouth. By removing this fat pad and the surrounding tissues, there will be less volume in the area and more defined cheekbones. This can give a youthful, polished look for both men and women worried about added volume around the face. Improved definition is often achieved with this particular facial surgery.

The buccal fat reduction procedure is strictly an elective, cosmetic plastic surgery that is performed at our surgical center. Dr. Dimitrios Motakis evaluates patients thoroughly before scheduling their surgery, making sure patients are proper candidates for this treatment. During the first consultation appointment, patients can also take time to ask about the process of the procedure, which may include manual removal of fat or even liposuction to contour surrounding areas of the face, such as the chin and neck. Patients often combine buccal fat reduction with other augmentation procedures, including chin augmentation, or with a facelift treatment to address excess skin and fine lines and wrinkles. Combining surgeries is a great way to save money and reduce recovery time versus having each procedure performed separately.

Call Dr. Dimitrios Motakis today to learn more about buccal fat reduction

If you live in the Toronto, Ontario area and have considered cheek reduction surgery, speaking to a professional is the first step in understanding the process and determining candidacy. Call the practice of Dr. Dimitrios Motakis by calling (416) 925-5775 and discussing your unique needs. We are conveniently located at 199 Avenue Road and accept new patients seeking surgical aesthetic treatments for the face and body.     


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