Dr. Alex Viezel-Mathieu Plastic Surgery - Chirurgie Plastique
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1558 Dr Penfield Ave 2e étage, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1B9

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(514) 458-3363

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Office Address - Adresse de bureau

1558 Dr Penfield Ave 2e étage, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1B9

Phone Number - Numéro de téléphone

(514) 458-3363

info@dr-avm.com

info@dr-avm.com

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Buccal Fat Removal (bichectomy)

Buccal fat removal is a type of plastic surgery. It’s also known as a buccal lipectomy or cheek reduction surgery. The goal of buccal fat removal is to thin the cheeks, specifically in the area of the cheek hollows. Although a face that is naturally soft and filled out is considered youthful, some people find that their face feels too full, even chubby.

A buccal fat removal removes the buccal fat pad, a naturally-occurring pad of fat in the cheek hollow area. The size of the buccal fat pad varies with each individual patient, and the buccal fat pad in each cheek may be different sizes. Buccal fat pad extraction surgery is typically not performed in people with thin, narrow faces as removal of the fat may cause the face to look more gaunt with age. This procedure can often be done in the office under local anesthesia but a consultation is needed to determine which anesthesia method will be best.

To learn more about Bichectomy, book a consultation with Dr, Alex Viezel-Mathieu today.

What’s the procedure like?

Before the procedure, you’ll talk to Dr. Alex Viezel-Mathieu about your:

  • Expectations and goals
  • Medical conditions
  • Current medications, including vitamins and supplements
  • Alcohol, tobacco, and drug use
  • Drug allergies
  • Past surgeries

This information allows Dr. Alex Viezel-Mathieu to decide the best surgical approach as well as determine possible risks and recovery outlook. You might need to stop taking some medications or get blood tests before the procedure. He will also analyze your face and take pictures to plan the surgery.

Here’s what the procedure usually involves:

If you’re only getting buccal fat removal, you’ll be given local anesthesia in your face. You won’t feel any pain, but you’ll be awake during the procedure. If you’re receiving more than one surgery, you might be given general anesthesia. In this case, you’ll need a ride to and from Dr. Alex Viezel-Mathieu’s office.
Dr. Alex Viezel-Mathieu will make an incision inside your cheek. He’ll place pressure on the outside of your cheek to further expose the buccal fat pad. Then he will cut and remove the fat. Dr. Alex Viezel-Mathieu will close the wound with dissolvable stitches.

Before going home, you’ll be given a special mouthwash to prevent infection. Dr. Alex Viezel-Mathieu will explain how to care for your incision. You’ll need to eat a liquid diet for several days. You can then progress to soft foods before returning to your normal diet.
After the surgery, your face will be swollen and you may experience bruising. Both should diminish as you heal. Full recovery usually takes about 3 weeks. During recovery, follow your Dr. Alex Viezel-Mathieu’s directions for self-care and eating. Attend all of your follow-up appointments. You can expect to see results in several months. It takes time for your cheeks to settle into their new shape.

Before & After

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FAQ

Commonly known as buccal fat removal, this is a quick procedure that reduces the fat and fullness from the lower face by removing a portion of your buccal fat pad. It’s a safe way to treat the “chubby cheek” appearance. The face cannot be ‘liposuctioned’ so buccal fat reduction is the safe removal of a portion of the nearly golf ball-sized lumps of fat that exist on either side of the mouth.

To create a narrower, more contoured, and less “chubby cheek” appearance. This is often a look created by filters on the social media apps- instead this gives you a more attractive look without the use of filters, special poses etc.

It’s thought that it may help with breast feeding, but there is no functionality lost after buccal fat reduction.

A candidate is someone who wants to have more narrowed and contoured lower face who has a significant presence of buccal fat which is felt by the surgeon during the consultation.

The results are permanent! The fat does not return and the transfer results in permanent volume and increased upper facial volume, providing that natural, beautiful, heart-shaped look.

No! Buccal fat actually can increase with age… I have performed this procedure in patients in their 70s who surprisingly can have a significant amount of fat in their cheeks at that age!

We ask that you eat a soft diet for 1 week while the dissolvable sutures heal the inside tiny incision in your mouth No heavy lifting or vigorous activity for 2 weeks – then no restrictions after this.

Commonly known as buccal fat removal, this is a quick procedure that reduces the fat and fullness from the lower face by removing a portion of your buccal fat pad. It’s a safe way to treat the “chubby cheek” appearance. The face cannot be ‘liposuctioned’ so buccal fat reduction is the safe removal of a portion of the nearly golf ball-sized lumps of fat that exist on either side of the mouth.

To create a narrower, more contoured, and less “chubby cheek” appearance. This is often a look created by filters on the social media apps- instead this gives you a more attractive look without the use of filters, special poses etc.

It’s thought that it may help with breast feeding, but there is no functionality lost after buccal fat reduction.

A candidate is someone who wants to have more narrowed and contoured lower face who has a significant presence of buccal fat which is felt by the surgeon during the consultation.

The results are permanent! The fat does not return and the transfer results in permanent volume and increased upper facial volume, providing that natural, beautiful, heart-shaped look.

No! Buccal fat actually can increase with age… I have performed this procedure in patients in their 70s who surprisingly can have a significant amount of fat in their cheeks at that age!

We ask that you eat a soft diet for 1 week while the dissolvable sutures heal the inside tiny incision in your mouth No heavy lifting or vigorous activity for 2 weeks – then no restrictions after this.

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EXCELLENT rating
Based on 7 reviews
Dr.Viezel ma redonner le corps d avant mes grosesses. Très professionnel.
Kathiuscia Thomas
Kathiuscia Thomas
2023-02-14
Chirurgien compétent, humain et très gentil. Très satisfaite de ma chirurgie
Jacinthe Raymond
Jacinthe Raymond
2023-01-24
Cela faisait plusieurs années que j’espérais cette chirurgie. Étant dans la soixantaine avancée je craignais qu’il soit trop tard. Heureusement lors de la consultation, l’approche professionnelle et bienveillante du Dr Viezel-Mathieu ainsi que son ton rassurant, m’ont rapidement mise en confiance. Depuis la chirurgie ma qualité de vie est définitivement améliorée. Je suis enchantée des résultats. Je suis très reconnaissante au Dr Viezel-Mathieu pour les excellents soins qu’il m’a prodigués.
Lucie Marchand
Lucie Marchand
2022-12-17
I had an incredible experience with Dr. Viezel-Mathieu. He and his team were patient, empathetic and efficient during our consult and throughout my procedure. He provided me with the exact beautiful and natural results I was looking for. Couldn't be happier!
Maxine Viezel
Maxine Viezel
2022-03-16

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