Bichectomy, generally known as cheek aesthetics, is one of the most common aesthetic procedures in recent years. It is most generally characterized as removing excess fat from the cheeks. Bichectomy, which is generally preferred by people whose face is larger than their body, is preferred by people who have fat on the cheeks and a round face structure, despite having an optimum weight. As the fat in the cheek area thins out, the cheekbones and jaw bones become more prominent, giving the face a sharper and more attractive expression. It is a very minor surgical aesthetic operation that can be performed under local anesthesia (in the office).

During Surgery

It is the process of surgically transforming the round cheek appearance into a long and oval form. It is applied under local anesthesia. First, the patient’s inside and outside of the mouth is sterilized. Anesthesia medicine is injected into the cheek area. After the numbness begins, a 1cm incision is made in the anterior-posterior line, half a centimeter below the salivary gland, inside the cheek. After the intraoral muscles are passed bluntly, the compartment where the bichat’s fat pads are located is entered, preserving the nerves (with non-sharp methods). Through this incision, 60% of the fat reservoir is removed. Stitches are placed and the procedure is completed.

People generally shy away from this surgery because it is a surgical operation. However, it should be preferred because both the application sequence and the recovery period are very comfortable. Especially people who do not have time to do sports for a long time and cannot diet can have it done. In order to achieve the mentioned comfort, it is important to choose a surgeon who is an expert in bichectomy.

Healing Process

The recovery process after bichectomy surgery is generally easy. First of all, self-dissolving stitches are placed inside the mouth. For this reason, there is no problem with stitch removal. After the intervention, if local anesthesia is preferred, you can immediately return to daily life. A liquid and puree-based diet is recommended for about 3 days. Apart from this, cold compresses are applied for edema that may occur. During this process, you just need to be careful to prevent the area from getting infected. Bruises may last up to 1 week, and edema and swelling may last up to 1 month, but it does not prevent working and socializing.