Bichectomy

Bichectomy, commonly 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 with a larger face than their body, is preferred for people with plumbness on the cheeks and a round face structure, although they have optimum weight. With the thinning of the fat in the cheek area, cheekbones and jawbones become more prominent, giving the face a sharper and more attractive expression. It is a very small surgical aesthetic operation that can be performed under local anesthesia (in the office).

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During the Surgery

It is the process of surgically transforming the round cheek image into a long and oval form. It is applied under local anesthesia. First, the patient is sterilized in and out of the mouth. An anesthetic is injected into the cheek area. After the mucosa is numb, an incision of 1 cm is made on the anterior-posterior line, half a centimeter below the salivary gland, inside the cheek. 60% of the fat reservoir is removed through this incision. The stitches are knotted and the process is completed.
Because it is a surgical operation, people generally stay away from this operation. However, it should be preferred because both the application sequence and the recovery period are very comfortable. It can be done especially by people who do not have time to exercise for a long time and cannot diet. In order to achieve the mentioned comfort, it is important to choose a surgeon who is an expert in bichectomy.
Cerrahi operasyon olması nedeni ile insanlar bu ameliyattan genellikle uzaklaşır. Ancak hem uygulama sırası hem de iyileşme dönemi çok konforlu olduğu için tercih edilmelidir. Özellikle uzun süre spor yapmaya vakti olmayan ve diyet yapamayan kişiler yaptırabilir. Bahsedilen konforun elde edilmesi için bişektomi konusunda uzman olan cerrah seçimi önemlidir.
Cerrahi operasyon olması nedeni ile insanlar bu ameliyattan genellikle uzaklaşır. Ancak hem uygulama sırası hem de iyileşme dönemi çok konforlu olduğu için tercih edilmelidir. Özellikle uzun süre spor yapmaya vakti olmayan ve diyet yapamayan kişiler yaptırabilir. Bahsedilen konforun elde edilmesi için bişektomi konusunda uzman olan cerrah seçimi önemlidir.

Healing Process

The recovery process after bichectomy surgery is usually comfortable. First, self-dissolving sutures are placed in the mouth. For this reason, there is no problem such as suture removal. After the intervention, if local anesthesia is preferred, it is possible to return to daily life immediately. A liquid and puree-based diet is recommended for up to 3 days. Apart from this, cold compresses are applied for edema that may occur. In this process, you just need to take care not to infect the area. Bruises may last for up to 1 week, edema and swelling for up to 1 month, but it does not prevent working and socializing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Bichectomy is applied to people who have a large amount of fat on their cheeks and therefore unclear facial features, whose face looks bulky, and who have thick and square facial features.

For this operation, which has become quite common in our country in recent years, it is recommended that patients be older than 20-25 years of age. From these ages, the adipose tissue on the cheeks becomes more permanent. Therefore, cheek fat removal should not be considered before the end of adolescence.

The bichectomy procedure, which takes approximately 40-45 minutes, is performed under sedation or general anesthesia. Therefore, no pain is felt. If regional numbing is to be done, the neck will begin to numb after a burning sensation that lasts for about 10 seconds.

Bichectomy is also a safe method for male patients.

After the bichectomy, the incision area heals after about 1 week. However, it is normal to have mild edema in the area that lasts for several weeks.

You can be discharged from the center a few hours after the cheek fat removal procedure. However, it is recommended not to talk too much and to stay away from exercises and movements that will stretch your facial muscles. This process is permanent and not repeated.

While the Hollywood smile is a term used for dental veneers and the appearance of white teeth, bichectomy is a preferred procedure for the appearance of prominent cheekbones and jawbones with recessed cheek grooves.