Bichectomy Cheek Aesthetics


The question of what is a bichectomy can be answered as "it is a surgery performed on the cheeks to obtain a younger and fresher appearance". Also known as "cheek aesthetics".

With bichectomy, the cheekbones are targeted and clarified. In this way, thinning of the facial line is possible. It is one of the surgical procedures frequently preferred by men and women who have the goal of improving their appearance in the recent period.


Bichectomy: Candidates

Bichectomy is proper for every woman and man over the age of 18 who has an ideal weight and rounded face. It is not recommended for people over the age of 45 who have obesity. Since the fat bags called "bichat" decrease over time, it can cause signs of aging on the face of the person who has a bichectomy operation. At this point, detailed examination should be applied to the bichectomy candidate by the surgeon. Bichectomy candidates are asked to quit smoking and alcohol consumption at least 1 week before the operation. Likewise, the use of blood thinners such as aspirin should be avoided.


Cheek Thinning Surgery: Procedure

Bichectomy operation can be performed under local anesthesia and it is possible for the patient to be discharged on the same day. The entire surgery takes approximately 45 minutes. The patient should take care for oral hygiene before the operation. In this way, possibility of infection can be prevented. 

Bichectomy is an operation in which a small incision is made on the fat bags on the cheeks. The surgeon removes the fat bags after making the incision. After this stage, sutures are placed on the incision site. The same procedure applies to both cheeks. Finally, the cheeks are bandaged to tightening.


Bichectomy: Recovery

When the bichectomy surgery is finished, it can be said that it takes about 15 days for the recovery to be seen. This period may vary from patient to patient. Avoiding hard foods and hot drinks for a few days after surgery can reduce the risk of bleeding. It is also beneficial to stay away from the solar rays in the same period.

The patient can quickly return to her/his daily life after the operation. Oral care should not be neglected and the instructions given by the surgeon should be followed. The bandage prevents bruising, first hours are crucial. Slight swelling may be seen on the face, this reaction of the body is normal. Avoiding heavy exercises in the first week will benefit the healing process.

No, there is no scar after bichectomy. Because the operation is performed from the inside of the cheek.
No. Bichectomy and "Hollywood cheek" are two different procedures that are confused with each other. The Hollywood cheek procedure is more extensive and serious changes can be seen on the patient's face after the surgery. The changes are more limited after bichectomy.
After the surgery, some risks and side effects can be seen, as well as occur in other surgical operations. Bleeding, swelling, bruising, infection, and numbness are the main side effects.
The results of bichectomy surgery are permanent. This procedure involves the surgical removal of fatty tissue in the cheek area and therefore provides a permanent result. However, symptoms such as swelling, bruising and pain may occur after bichectomy and the full recovery process may take several weeks or longer. Therefore, it may be necessary to wait several weeks or even several months to see the full results.
The results of bichectomy surgery should look natural and proportionate to the rest of the face. The surgeon will work closely with the patient to achieve the desired look while maintaining a natural appearance.
Patients may experience complications such as swelling, bruising, and discomfort for a few days after surgery. This situation will lose its effect in a short time. During the healing process, they should follow a soft food diet and avoid strenuous activities for a few weeks. Pain and discomfort can be managed with medication.

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