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Bichectomy is one of the most preferred approaches in aesthetic surgery as one of the facial rejuvenation and thinning aesthetic procedures.


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Before & After

This surgery, also known as the Hollywood cheek operation, gives clarity and sharpness to the facial features. Cheek liposuction is a minimally invasive technique. Excess fat on the cheeks can be reduced by removing it with the bichectomy technique, which is applied in a way that does not leave any traces. The contour of the face can be reshaped by thinning the appearance of chubby cheeks with bichectomy, which is performed under local anesthesia with a small incision and lasts for about 40 minutes. The results of the fat removal process from the cheek are permanent. Although the recovery period after bichectomy is short, the satisfaction level of the patients is quite high.

What is Cheek Fat Removal (Bichectomy)?

Buccal fat pads intensify with the structural fullness of the facial area and lubrication in the process due to weight gain with aging. As a result of this situation, an appearance with chubby cheeks and U-shaped square facial features appears. With the bichectomy procedure, a minimally invasive technique used in aesthetic surgery for years, the Bichat fat pad (Buccal fat pad) is removed from the cheek. Thus, excess fat on the cheek is reduced. After the removal of fat from the cheek, which does not leave any stitches that impair the aesthetic appearance, the apple bones become more prominent and the jaw lines become more pronounced.

Who Is Suitable For Cheek Fat Removal (Bichectomy)?

The cheek fat removal procedure can be applied to any individual, male or female, over the age of 20, whose facial features are settled. However, this procedure is not recommended for morbidly obese patients. People who have cheek types that are not suitable for their facial features and body structure can have an aesthetic, sharp and triangular appearance with the cheek fat removal procedure. After the procedure, the facial features are made sharper and more prominent than before.

Ideal candidates for the procedure of removing fat from the cheek can be noted as follows:

  • Having a convex, full cheek appearance
  • A round and full face structure
  • Having realistic expectations about the appearance of the cheek after the operation
  • Those who want to rejuvenate and improve the overall facial appearance

What Should Be Considered Before Removing Fat from the Cheek?

It is recommended to quit smoking and alcohol consumption at least one week before bichectomy. Because for a quick recovery, it is important not to consume cigarettes and alcohol before the procedure. In addition, blood thinners should not be used before taking fat from the cheek. People who will undergo bichectomy should inform their doctors whether they have any chronic diseases and whether they currently use drugs or food supplements. In addition to these, it is necessary to inform the doctor about harmful habits such as allergies, previous surgeries, alcohol or tobacco use. Before the cheek fat removal procedure, two structures are evaluated.

Cheekbone size: If the size of the cheekbone is very small, a bichectomy may be recommended along with cheek filling or fat injection. .

Masseter muscle: Hypertrophic masseter muscles become more prominent after fat removal from the pad. During the procedure, an average of 2 to 4 ml of oil is taken with a maximum volume of 6 ml. The oral fat pad is the largest pad in the group, comprising 40 percent of its total volume.

Cheek Fat Removal (Bichectomy)

How is Cheek Fat Removal (Bichectomy) Performed?

Cheek fat removal is a procedure that does not require hospitalization and is performed with local anesthesia or sedative support called sedation. Oral hygiene should be provided before the surgery. Because this will help reduce the infection problems that may occur. After the anesthesia has taken effect, small incisions are made on the inside of the mouth. Then, the excess fat accumulation on the cheeks is removed by pulling. The same procedure is applied to the other cheek. This whole procedure takes about 30 to 40 minutes.

What is the Healing Process After Cheek Fat Removal?

A compression bandage may be recommended to prevent bruising for at least 2 hours after the procedure. . After the cheek fat removal procedure, there may be some discomfort and some swelling at first; however, this will completely disappear in about a week. Normal pain relievers and anti-inflammatories are usually prescribed to overcome the discomfort. It is recommended that the patient rest on the day of the cheek fat removal procedure; The patient can continue his normal life the day after the procedure.

Swelling can be reduced by applying ice compresses directly to the cheek for 15 minutes every 4 hours for the first 3 days after the procedure. It may take several weeks for the final results of the procedure to appear. The results of the fat removal process from the cheek are permanent. As a matter of fact, although the recovery period is shorter in the cheek fat removal procedure compared to other surgical techniques, a certain recovery period will still be needed.


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  • Day 2 - Hospital and Doctor visit

    The first stop will be at the hospital for blood and PCR tests. And finally, you will meet with your doctor. While you are having Turkish coffee, you will be able to talk with your doctor, ask your questions, and tell your expectations. The next step will be physical examination, Vectra 3D simulation and markings. Thus, to see approximate results of your operation on these simulations will be easily possible.

  • Day 3 - Operation Day

    You will be picked up from your hotel to the hospital. Your surgeon will visit you in the service room and you will be transferred to surgery. Then you will wake up in your room.

  • Day 4 - The Day After Operation

    You will be visited by your doctor; dressings will be changed. Then You will be discharged with your medications. Of Course, You will be transferred to your hotel.

  • Control Day - It Depends on the Type of Your Operation

    Your doctor will check the operation site. With Turkish coffee, you will be informed about the post-operative healing period. Also, written instructions will be given.

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    You will always receive a warm welcome to ask any questions related or unrelated with your operation.

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  • Does the patient feel pain during the cheek fat removal procedure?

    No, since the procedure is performed under local or general anesthesia, the patient does not feel pain or pain during the operation.

  • What are the advantages of bichectomy?

    The benefits of bichectomy compared to other types of operations can be listed as follows:

    • The processing time is short, taking about 30 to 45 minutes. No hospitalization required.
    • Since the cheek fat removal procedure is performed with local anesthesia, symptoms such as nausea after the procedure that can be caused by anesthesia are not encountered.
    • Facial lines that cannot be achieved with diet, diet and exercises are formed in a short time by taking fat from the cheeks.
    • Since the fat tissue in the cheek is removed, weight gain does not cause the facial features to return to their original form.
    • Since there is no incision on the skin surface after the procedure, there is no problem in terms of aesthetic appearance.
    • Provides a smooth and effective appearance
  • What foods should be consumed after cheek fat removal surgery?

    After the procedure of removing fat from the cheek, solid and hot foods that may harm the mouth should not be consumed for a while, it is recommended to consume plenty of liquid food. It is important to take liquid soft foods for the first 3 days.

  • Is there a risk of cheek fat removal surgery?

    There are no risk factors other than surgical risks in the cheek fat removal procedure. The important thing is to plan correctly how much adipose tissue will be removed depending on the characteristics of the person. For this purpose, volume calculations are made with the help of surgery simulation using 3D imaging systems. As a matter of fact, cheek thinning is a practical and safe procedure that has been used in aesthetic surgery for years. Some of the rare complications include bleeding, poor healing, scarring, prolonged swelling and asymmetry.

  • What is the cost of cheek fat removal procedure surgery (bichectomy)?

    You can fill out the information form and get a appointment to learn about the prices of the cheek fat removal procedure, ie bichectomy, and to get detailed information about the process of the operation.

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