Cheek Thinning (BICHECTOMY)
Bichectomy is a surgical procedure that improves the appearance of the cheeks. Some people complain about the round and plump appearance of their cheeks. Indeed, chubby cheeks, which cause an excessively round appearance on the face, disrupt the natural oval shape of the face and negatively affect the aesthetic appearance. The chubby appearance of the cheeks is caused by the excess fat tissues in the lower part of the cheek. With bichectomy, also known as cheek thinning aesthetics, a more attractive facial appearance is obtained by intervening fat bags on the cheeks. The procedure is performed with a very small incision (4 mm) in the oral mucosa. It is a safe, fast and permanent operation.
FOR WHAT PURPOSES IS A BICHECTOMY PERFORMED?
Correcting the excessive roundness of the face,
Improving the appearance of people who look overweight due to the structure of the face,
It is made to reveal natural facial features and to look more attractive and younger.
WHO CAN HAVE CHEEK THINNING AESTHETICS?
Those who are worried about the appearance of a chubby face due to the fat in the cheek area are suitable candidates for the procedure. Likewise, people who try to slim their faces by dieting and exercise but cannot get results can also benefit from cheek thinning aesthetics. Sometimes thinner people may have a chubby or convex cheek appearance. Again, these people can improve their appearance with surgery.
HOW IS A BICHECTOMY DONE?
The procedure is performed by numbing the nerves in the cheek area under local anesthesia. After the inside of the mouth is completely disinfected, an incision of 2.5 cm is made on the inside of your cheek. Then, enough adipose tissue is gently removed. After the procedure is completed, the incision area is closed with self-dissolving sutures. Then the patient can go home immediately. The operation time is between 30-45 minutes in total.
IS CHEEK THINNING AESTHETICS DIFFICULT?
It is a relatively easy procedure among plastic surgeries. It is not a painful operation. Ameliyat sırasında yaklaşık olarak diş dolgusu yaptırırken hissettiğiniz acı kadar ağrı hissedersiniz. Bichectomy should be performed by experienced physicians who are familiar with facial anatomy. Because during the operation, care should be taken not to damage the branches of the facial nerve while intervening in the fat bags.
The patient can go home immediately after the operation. The patient can continue her daily activities the day after the procedure. However, if possible, resting for 3-4 days will facilitate the recovery period. After the procedure, special attention should be paid to oral hygiene until the wound in the mouth heals. The drugs recommended by your doctor should be used and mouthwash should be made. After the procedure, heavy exercise and excessive sunlight should be avoided for 5 days. Slight swelling may be seen in the operation area. The swelling will go down over time. There may be mild pain for the first few days after the procedure. It is controlled with painkillers. The stitches do not need to be removed as they dissolve and absorb on their own.