Dr. DuPéré’s Buccal Fat Removal Techniques
Dr. DuPéré understands that the key to an attractive result from buccal fat removal is respecting the unique contours of the face as well as preserving enough fat to ensure the patient ages in a pleasing way.
In Toronto, buccal fat removal, or cheek reduction, is typically performed either under pure local anesthesia or with the use of a general anesthetic. This outpatient procedure doesn’t require a stay in hospital, but patients will need to have a trusted adult accompany them home afterward is done under sedation or general anesthesia.
During surgery, Dr. DuPéré accesses your buccal fat pads from within your mouth, which ensures the resulting scars are virtually invisible. A small quantity of fat – the size of a slightly flattened cherry – needs to be removed in order to create good results. DuPéré excises this fat from the cheeks, being careful to remove only the amount needed to create the desired shadow and to define the face without prematurely aging the patient.
Typically, DuPéré uses temporary sutures to close the incisions. These sutures dissolve on their own over time, so there’s no need for a subsequent suture removal procedure.