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What is a bichectomy?

Bichectomy is the application of removing excess fat from the cheeks to make the cheekbones more prominent and to make the facial features more proportional. This process, also called “Hollywood cheek” because it is preferred by Hollywood stars, provides a thin and youthful appearance by revealing the cheekbones and making the face appear thinner.

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How is Bichectomy Surgery Performed?

The Bichat fat pad is an adipose tissue system that starts from the upper face area and extends to the cheek. This surgery can be preferred in case of excess cheek-mouth corner extension of this adipose tissue system.


The operation is performed by removing more than 1 cm of fat tissue from the incision made in this area after the application of intraoral local anesthetic drug injection. Processing time is around 30-45 minutes.


Bichectomy surgery is a surgical procedure performed to thin or shape the large jaw muscles (large masseter muscles) in the face and cheeks.


Aesthetic Improvement: Bichectomy can help the face gain a slimmer and more attractive appearance. By thinning the cheeks, facial features can become more prominent.


Rejuvenation Effect: With the aging process, cheek muscles may thicken, causing an aged appearance on the face. This effect can be reduced or reversed with bichectomy.


Increased Self-Confidence: Aesthetic improvements can help patients feel better and increase their self-confidence.


Surgical Minimization: Bichectomy surgery does not require any incisions outside of the face. This can speed up the recovery process after surgery.


Personalized Results: Bichectomy can be personalized based on the patient’s wishes and needs, so results can often be planned to meet the patient’s expectations.

Frequently Asked Questions

It is a surgical procedure performed by making a small incision on the inside of the patient's cheeks, next to the fat bags. This operation is performed after local anesthesia. The surgeon makes a small incision inside the cheek and uses surgical instruments such as forceps to remove the fatty tissue bags called bichat, giving the face a slimmer and more natural appearance.

Bichectomy surgery is an operation that generally provides permanent results. As a result of such operations, the shape of the face usually becomes clear as desired, and these results do not change in the long term. It is observed that the face becomes fully defined, especially within a period of 6 months to 1 year after the operation.

Since bichectomy surgery is generally a quick and effective procedure, it is common practice for the patient to be discharged on the same day after surgery. It is important that the incisions are made inside the cheek to avoid leaving any scars on the outer area of the face. Therefore, the aesthetic appearance of the face is not negatively affected after the surgery and the scars are not visible from the outside.

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