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1. WHAT IS BUCCAL FAT EXTRACTION?

The buccal fat pads are encapsulated fat deposits located on either side of the face beneath the first layer of fat that forms the cheeks. It is these fat deposits, when too large, that create the appearance of deep nasolabial folds and ‘chubby cheeks’. Large buccal fat pads can make one appear overweight and tired.

If you find yourself sucking in your cheeks in your selfies, our buccal fat removal may be the procedure for you. This simple and relatively rapid, procedure can help you to achieve a naturally sculpted and slimmer facial appearance. No more duck-face selfies! Procedure is often combined with Botox in the masseters, submental mini-lipo, and or chin augmentation.


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2. ABOUT DR. ESMAIL

Dr. Ali Esmail is Winnipeg’s first and only fellowship trained Facial Plastic Surgeon. Unlike a ‘general plastic surgeon’, Dr. Esmail has 6 years of specialized training that focused on procedures from the neck up. Facial plastic surgery requires extreme attention to detail, an eye for symmetry and a drive for perfection.

When it comes to someone’s face there is no room for error, and at Visage, this is the very work ethic that drives our entire team. It is those attributes that originally attracted Dr. Esmail to the field of facial plastic surgery. His obsessive attention to detail and keen eye for aesthetic symmetry is what makes him one of the most exciting and top young surgeons in the field.

2. ABOUT DR. ESMAIL

Dr. Ali Esmail is Winnipeg’s first and only fellowship trained Facial Plastic Surgeon. Unlike a ‘general plastic surgeon’, Dr. Esmail has 6 years of specialized training that focused on procedures from the neck up. Facial plastic surgery requires extreme attention to detail, an eye for symmetry and a drive for perfection.

When it comes to someone’s face there is no room for error, and at Visage, this is the very work ethic that drives our entire team. It is those attributes that originally attracted Dr. Esmail to the field of facial plastic surgery. His obsessive attention to detail and keen eye for aesthetic symmetry is what makes him one of the most exciting and top young surgeons in the field.

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3. BENEFITS

If you have ever sucked in your cheeks when taking a picture then this procedure may be for you .  It provides a subtle slimming and countouring of the mid cheek area.  

4. BENEFITS

This procedure offers mild to moderate facial slimming.

4. AM I A CANDIDATE?

This surgery is recommended for anyone who would like a little more contour and less of a 'chubby' look to their mid-face.  A proper consultation with Dr. Esmail is recommended to determine if you would be a good candidate.

5. ABOUT THE SURGERY

This is an outpatient treatment done under local anesthesia.  Dr Esmail will make incisions on the inside of your cheeks and remove all or some of the fat pad dependant on your goals and what will create the best result.  

6. RISKS

Pain infection and some bleeding are risks with any type of surgery. This specific surgery has potential risk of temporary injury to the facial nerve. This is very uncommon but requires a specialized surgeon who knows the anatomy well.

7. RECOVERY

Requires minimal downtime.  Most spend at least 48 hours with reduced activity.  You will want to restrict your diet to softer foods for the first few days.  you can expect some swelling 'chipmunk cheeks' for up to ten days after surgery. 


8. WHAT TO EXPECT FROM BUCCAL FAT EXTRACTION PROCEDURE?

Results are permanent. If you gain a lot of weight after your surgery, it is possible that your cheeks will begin to look plump again as the fat cells directly under your skin expands. You can expect a moderate amount of swelling that lasts up to 6 weeks after surgery a can take up to 3 months for the final results of this surgery to reach its full affect.

9. COST OF BUCCAL FAT EXTRACTION PROCEDURE IN WINNIPEG

Starts at $ 3000+ gst (price includes facility fee)

10. FAQ

Are the  results permanent? 

Are there sutures that need to be removed?