Cheek Fat Removal (Bichectomy)
What is Bichectomy (Cheek Fat Removal)?
The facial area may become very oily over time due to aging or weight gain. The contour of the face can be reshaped by removing excess fat on the cheek with fat removal from the cheek (bichectomy). It is a technique used in aesthetic surgery as facial rejuvenation and facial thinning aesthetic procedures.
There are buccal fat pads in the natural structure of the cheeks. As the person ages, these fat pads become denser, and a chubby cheek appearance appears. It is an area of fat that is very difficult to lose after it accumulates. Bichectomy (Cheek Fat Removal) procedure targets these buccal fat pads.
How Is Bichectomy Performed?
What is the Recovery Process of Bichectomy Operation?
The healing processes vary according to the technique applied in bichectomy (fat removal from the cheek) and the patient’s general skin structure. It may take several weeks for the final results of the bichectomy operation to appear.
The results of the bichectomy procedure are permanent. For this reason, very good, comprehensive research should be done before deciding on the operation, and detailed information about the whole process should be asked from the plastic surgeon. Although the healing process is shorter than other surgical procedures in cheek fat removal, bichectomy surgery, a specific healing process is still needed.
Things to Consider in Bichectomy Procedure
For the healing process to pass faster, it is necessary to reduce cigarette and alcohol consumption for at least one week and, if possible, to zero before bichectomy. Drugs with blood-thinning properties such as aspirin should not be consumed before the operation.
If you have medications that should be used continuously due to another medical disease, you must inform your doctor before bichectomy. People who are pregnant, breastfeeding, and people with poor general health should not have fat removal from the cheek without consulting their doctor.