Bichectomy (Cheek Thinning)
Bichectomy (cheek thinning) surgery is one of the most frequently performed surgeries recently. In fact, the cheerfulness of cheeks in childhood creates a more pleasant atmosphere, but with the development of age this appeal decreases. The holistic beauty of the face is important in women with a slightly curved forehead, straight or slightly curved but raised nose, prominent cheekbones, slight deformity in the cheek area and a pronounced chin line. Regardless of the weight on our face, there may be fullness in the genetically induced cheek area. The fullness on the cheek is caused by the skin thickness and the texture of the cheek fat called ich Bichat ”fat pad or“ Buccal fat pad ”. Even in weak people, because it is not linked to weight, the cheek fat cushion may be more and this will be the body of a more rounded face that is called cheek among the people. Thinning the cheeks, making the face look smaller and sharper; It is possible to remove a part of the cheek fat pad called bichectomy.
Surgery is performed under local or general anesthesia, an incision of approximately 1 cm is made through the mouth and bichat fat pads are removed. Operation time is 30-45 minutes. Since the process is done through the mouth, there is no scar on the skin. Patients are discharged on the same day And may return to work within a few days. It is necessary to feed with soft foods and pay attention to oral hygiene after 3-4 days.
Although the appearance after bichectomy may be noticeable after surgery, it takes 6 months for it to become fully apparent.