Do you want to define your face?
Bichectomy, also known as buccal fat removal, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that consists in removing fat from the cheek to achieve more defined cheekbones, hollowed cheeks and a more prominent jawline. This procedure is performed by a surgeon under local anaesthesia. Due to the simplicity and its natural, aesthetic results of this surgical procedure, there has been a significant increase in its use in recent years.
If you are thinking of having a bichectomy, do not hesitate to make an appointment now with our specialist. We will study your case and propose a personalised solution according to your needs and expectations.
What are buccal fat pads and why remove them?
Buccal fat pads are fatty structures that everyone has to a greater or lesser extent. They are located in the cheeks behind the masticatory muscles up to the temporal area.
When too prominent, these small masses of fat give the face a rounded appearance that makes the angles of the jaw unclear.
Buccal fat removal surgery will allow you to obtain a more defined face, refining the cheeks and thus giving them a less rounded appearance.
Who can get bichectomy?
Although it is mainly performed on women, this operation is suitable for both men and women who wish to slim their face and make their jawlines more defined.
It is particularly suitable for people who complain of having a round face
Are there any disadvantages to bichectomy?
Some patients are not suitable for the operation, which is why it is so important to undergo a clinical exam by a facial surgery specialist.
What is a bichectomy?
It is a quick surgical procedure that is performed on an outpatient basis in-clinic under local anaesthesia. The procedure takes about half an hour.
The operation is performed through a small incision inside the mouth which allows the buccal fat to be removed safely, without creating external scars.
The procedure does not require any special pre-operative preparation, although oral medication is usually administered to provide light sedation and comfort during the procedure.
Slight swelling may remain for 2 to 3 days after the procedure. The final result can be seen as early as 15 days after the procedure in thinner faces and up to 3 months after the operation in rounder faces.
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