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What Is
a Bichectomy?

A bichectomy, also known as buccal fat pad removal, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that removes fat from the cheeks. This procedure is mostly performed on individuals who want to reduce the size of their cheeks and create a more chiseled and defined facial appearance. The fat, which is located in the cheeks and is responsible for the “chubby” look, is removed with the help of a small incision inside the mouth. The procedure is generally done under local anesthesia and takes about an hour to complete. During the procedure, the surgeon will make an incision inside the mouth and then gently remove the fat from the cheeks. The incision is then closed with sutures and the patient is given medication to manage the pain and discomfort.  

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In the first step, the patient is picked up from the airport with our VIP transfer vehicle and placed in the hotel. In the second step, the patient is examined by the relevant doctor. The patient is informed about the surgery by the doctor here. In the third step, necessary blood tests are performed. The patient is asked to sign the consent form for the surgery. The patient who has gone through all these stages is now ready for the surgery.

After resting in the hotel for a few days, the patient is returned to their country with the return transfer to the airport after the final doctor check-up.

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1. Free Health Consultation
- Understanding the patient's needs 

- Creating roadmaps of solutions for patients

2. Patient Health Condition Assessment:

- Begin by reviewing the patient's medical history and current health status.

- Ask the patient about any previous surgeries or illnesses they have had.

3. Pre-Surgery Photography:

- Take several photos of the patient before the surgery.

- Ensure the photos clearly show the area of the body that will be undergoing the surgery.

- Label each photo with the patient's name and date.

4. Information Safety:

- Store the patient's medical history and photos securely, following all relevant regulations and laws.

- Ensure the patient's privacy is protected at all times by only accessing their information when necessary and by keeping it confidential.


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Plastic Surgery Overview

Operation Bichectomy Surgery
Time 1 Hour
Stay Minimum 3 Days
Anesthesia Local Anesthesia
Recovery 1 Day
Results Lasting for Life

What is Bichectomy Procedure

    A bichectomy is a cosmetic procedure that removes fat deposits from the cheeks. This procedure is often used to reduce the appearance of chubby cheeks, giving the face a slimmer and more contoured look. The procedure is minimally invasive and requires very little downtime. Here is a step-by-step guide on how a bichectomy procedure is done.
    First, the patient must meet with a surgeon to discuss the risks and benefits of the procedure. The surgeon will assess the facial structure and evaluate the patient’s medical history to determine if they are a good candidate for the procedure.

What is Bichectomy Procedure

How is a Bichectomy Procedure Done?

    Bichectomy can be performed with local anesthesia or sedation anesthesia if it is not combined with another operation. For this, a one percent planning is made in advance and it is important to make a personalized planning by taking into account the face of the person while this planning is being done. Then, 2 incisions of 1 cm are made from the inside of the mouth to the oral mucosa, and the previously planned fat sacs are removed and the cheek is thinned. Thus, with the thinning of the cheek, the cheekbones become more prominent. If there is fat accumulation under the chin, liposuction can be performed on this area and also the jaw lines can be made more prominent. The surgery takes an hour on average.

How is a Bichectomy Procedure Done?


How Long Is The Recovery Period For Bichectomy?

    Bichectomy is a procedure that reduces the size of the buccal fat pads in the cheeks, giving the face a slimmer, more contoured look. The procedure is a popular cosmetic procedure, with many people seeking to alter their appearance in this way. However, it is important to understand that the procedure is a surgical one, and as such, there is a recovery period associated with it.

How Long Is The Recovery Period For Bichectomy?

Who Is a Good Candidate For A Bichectomy Or Hollywood Cheek Surgery?

    Triangular face is a face shape closer to the golden ratio, especially in women. Bichectomy is a good option, especially in patients with a round face shape where this triangular shape disappears due to fat deposition on the face.

Who Is a Good Candidate For A Bichectomy Or Hollywood Cheek Surgery?
What Are the Risks and Side Effects of bichectomy?

Bichectomy is a surgical procedure that involves removing fat from the cheeks to reduce their volume. This procedure can help create a more defined facial structure and improve the appearance of the face. While it is a relatively safe procedure, there are still risks and side effects associated with it.
The most common risks associated with bichectomy are infection, bleeding, and nerve damage. During the procedure, the surgeon must make an incision in the cheek area, which increases the risk of infection. Bleeding may also occur during or after the procedure, and there is a risk of nerve damage due to the proximity of the nerves to the area where the fat is being removed.
After the procedure, there may be swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the area. These side effects should subside after a few days and can be minimized by using cold compresses and taking pain relief medication. In some cases, an uneven appearance may occur due to asymmetrical fat removal.
In addition, because the fat is removed permanently, there is a risk of facial sagging over time due to loss of volume. This can be prevented by having the procedure performed by an experienced and qualified surgeon who can ensure a balanced and natural look.
Overall, bichectomy is a safe procedure but it is important to be aware of the risks and side effects associated with it. It is also important to consult with a qualified and experienced surgeon to ensure the best results and minimize any complications.

What is the best age to conduct a bichectomy?

It can be performed on anyone over the age of 25 who is uncomfortable with the plumpness and round appearance of their face. Especially in young women, much better results are obtained with cheek thinning operations. Although this surgery is mostly preferred by women, it can also be performed on men.

Bichectomy, for which type of face ?

The round or square shape of the face is mostly due to genetic inheritance.

What to Expect After Surgery ?

After the bichectomy operation, the cheek becomes thinner, the cheekbone becomes more prominent and the face becomes triangular again.

Why do a bichectomy in Turkey?

Turkey is a very good option for bichectomy because there are quite a lot of experienced plastic surgeons who can perform this operation in Turkey, and the cost of this surgery in Turkey is quite affordable compared to European countries and the United States.


No health insurance covers the cost of plastic surgery.

In bichectomy, since the fat is removed in pockets, there is no more fat in that area, so the effect lasts for years.

Bichectomy surgery is a very short and risk-free operation that can be performed even with local anesthesia. Mild pain after bichectomy is an expected condition for which the patient will need to use painkillers for a few days.

Bichectomy can be performed alone or it can be combined with all aesthetic surgery operations if needed due to the very short operation time, for example, bichectomy and rhinoplasty, bichectomy blepharoplasty bichectomy 360 liposuction or tummy tuck.

Liquid and warm foods should be consumed for a few days after bichectomy. Antibiotics and mouthwashes should be used to prevent infection.

Bichectomy is also called hollywood cheek, they are not different procedures.

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