What is bichectomy?
Bichectomy is an aesthetic procedure that involves reduce buccal fat, which is located on the cheeks.
This surgery seeks to reduce volume in the area and improve facial features by defining face contour.
By extracting the fat from the cheek, the cheek has a sinking, so the cheekbones will be more defined, making the face look thinner and improve facial features.
How is Bichectomy performed?
The bichat bags are removed by surgery, by making small cuts of approximately 1.5 cm inside the cheek and then the bags are removed, the incisions are subsequently closed, often only with two points and the scars are no visible.
Being an outpatient surgery,, it is ambulatory and local anesthesia is used, so the patient does not need to be hospitalized.
This type of treatment is performed in beauty centers and can last between 35 and 40 minutes.
Indications and Contraindications of Bichectomy
This aesthetic treatment is recommended for people who have a rounded face, who feel they have large cheeks. Is not recommended for people with overweight or obesity because large cheeks are not the result of being overweight.
To prevent bruising which it is normal, it is likely that the surgeon puts a compression bandage around your face to prevent them from appearing or reducing them, you can remove this bandage after 2 hours.
You can see the first results after 1 week, when the inflammation goes down, but you will see the final changes after 1 month.
After cosmetic surgery you could be sensitive in the area, so it is recommended to apply local cold for two days.
As the incisions are inside, it is very important to maintain a great oral cleaning to avoid any type of infection. It is recommended to have a soft diet, do not smoke or drink alcohol for 2-3 weeks after treatment.