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Fat Grafting Toronto

Restoring facial volume is a critical step in the facial rejuvenation process. Typically, non-permanent injectable fillers are the product of choice for volumizing the face.

However, more recently, facial plastic surgeons are harvesting a patient’s own fat (usually from the abdomen, flanks or thighs) and injecting micro-droplets of this fat into deficient areas of the face.

Dr. Alexander delicately collects these fat cells and transplants them with care and precision, using tiny micro-cannulas, to provide targeted, tailored facial volume enhancement. He will also extract growth factors from the blood, and stem cells from a patient’s own body to maximize the lifespan of the procedure and delivering arguably the best fat grafting Toronto has.

This is an ideal technique for restoring volume to many areas of the face, including:

  • Cheeks
  • Under the eyes (tear troughs)
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Marionette lines
  • Lips
  • Jawline
  • For patients who have contour deformities following surgery to remove a lesion or mass, micro fat injections can be used to restore the normal contour and appearance

Compared to non-permanent injectable fillers, the main advantage of micro fat grafting is that it can be expected to provide much more long-lasting results using your own body’s native fat cells, while maintaining a natural appearance that is not overdone.

Our fat grafting in Toronto can be performed with local anesthesia and sedation, or general anesthesia. Downtime is minimal and full recovery can be expected in one to two weeks.

Buccal fat removal

How does buccal fat affect the appearance of your face?

For many, a desirable facial shape includes a contoured cheek region that accentuates the cheekbones and gives the classic heart-shaped face. A large buccal fat pad can negatively affect the shape of the face, giving it a bloated or overly “cheeky” look. Most often, this excess padding is hereditary and doesn’t improve with weight loss. The fat compartment is found between the muscles of the midface. It’s important to note that buccal fat is unrelated to cheekbone fat, which is often enhanced to improve facial definition.

What are the benefits of buccal fat removal?

Buccal fat removal slims the face for a thinner, more toned appearance. Instead of a square or round face, with buccal fat removal a more oval shape is achieved, with a “V” from the cheekbones to the chin. This procedure itself is quite effective and straightforward, and is successful at producing a subtle but appreciable improvement where dieting and exercise have failed to streamline the cheeks.

Understanding the procedure

There is a choice of anesthesia for buccal fat removal, and Dr. Alexander will go over your options with you during consultation. You can receive either intravenous sedation or local anesthesia (more common). Total procedure time is usually 30-40 minutes, unless it is being performed in tandem with another treatment such as a facelift or brow lift.

Dr. Alexander will create an incision on the inside of the cheek (no facial scars), through which he can easily extract the excess buccal fat pad. Dr. Alexander’s artistic sensibility, training and experience ensure that he does not over-operate. He will pursue a subtle, nuanced approach that leaves an appropriate amount of facial fat so that the patient’s results appear natural and refreshed. Hollowness and gauntness are avoided. Once the fat is thoroughly removed, dissolving sutures are utilized to close the wound.


Most Toronto clients find that recovering from buccal fat removal is swift and manageable. Some swelling, soreness and discomfort are to be expected, but these are easily alleviated with ordinary painkillers. Swelling will gradually subside and you will begin to enjoy your beautiful, slim cheek profile. You may return to normal activities within a day or two, and eat as you regularly do.

Why choose dr. alexander for toronto buccal fat removal?

Double board certified with a focus on facial plastic surgery, Dr. Alexander has a reputation for superior results, innovative techniques and a kind, patient demeanor that draws clients from all over Toronto and beyond. After completing rigorous training at the top institutions in the world (Queen’s University, University of Toronto, New York University, and Sydney Head & Neck Institute), he has built a reputable practice founded on the principles of aesthetic excellence coupled with impeccable skill.

Dr. Alexander is passionate about natural looking results, and is conservative in his approach. He believes in listening to a patient’s wishes and needs, and carefully analyzing the options available to achieve the desired improvements.

Getting started

If you are interested in buccal fat reduction in Toronto, don’t hesitate to book your confidential consultation with Dr. Alexander today. He offers personalized attention in a discreet setting, catering to your need for outstanding patient care.

Answering your questions and concerns is a top priority for Dr. Alexander, and he will spend ample time to make sure you are educated and well informed. Most clients leave the consultation feeling excited and relieved there is a solution to the problem of excess buccal fat.

Call today to learn if buccal fat removal is right for you.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation


Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

Updated March 26th, 2020

After serious consideration and in line with the recommendations of our State and Centers for Disease Control (CDC), we decided to close the practice until at least April 7th. We will need to reassess closer to this date to determine whether or not we can open at that time or if we must remain closed a while longer.

Your health and well-being is our primary concern and we want to do our part to make sure that you are protected.

Effective immediately the following will occur:

  • All procedures and in-person consultations will be suspended until at least April 7th.
  • The office will be staffed, and we will see our urgent post-surgical follow-ups.
  • We are instituting Virtual Consultations for all potential patients.
  • Surgeries will be rescheduled.

We are constantly updating our services and staffing according to the local and national recommendations and will always place your health and well-being as our top priority.

We continue to exercise all the latest recommendations that are handed down by the Ministry of Health and Public Health. These include:

  • Staff have been fully informed and trained to understand the disease process and its modes of transmission.
  • All staff, vendors and ancillary personnel are being asked to refrain from coming to FACE if they have any signs or symptoms of a cold or an upper respiratory tract infection.
  • Every patient is also being asked to refrain from coming to the office if they have any symptoms.
  • We are asking our patients about any pertinent travel history.
  • Hand-washing continues to be the most important mode of prevention. Although it is a part of what we constantly do, now we are doing so with heightened vigilance and attention.
  • Social distancing and social isolation are also critically important. Please stay home if you can!

Although Covid-19 is a serious issue, we strongly believe that it will pass and hopefully make our infrastructure and our ability to deal with pandemics in this Country even better than it currently is. We are monitoring this situation on a real-time basis and will not rest until we know that we have done everything possible to avoid unnecessary exposure.

Please do not hesitate to contact us. We are always here to answer your questions.

Looking forward to moving past this and being able to continue to help our patients look and feel their best!

We are still continuing to conduct virtual consults. Contact us today and schedule a virtual consultation!