Do you want to tone and define your face?

Bichectomy, also known as extraction of Bichat balls, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that consists in removing fat from a part of 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.


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What are Bichat balls and why remove them?

Bichat balls 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.

Bichat ball 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 face that is too wide or who have large cheeks.


Are there any disadvantages to bichectomy?

Some faces that are already defined are not suitable for the operation. The same applies to patients who are overweight and aim to lose it, as an operation can influence the final size of the Bichat balls and therefore the appearance of the face. Therefore it is recommended to lose weight before the operation.



What is a bichectomy?

The bichectomy operation 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 bichat balls 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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