What is Bichectomy?
Bichectomy is a procedure that consists of the removal of buccal fat pads located in the cheeks. This procedure is mainly performed on patients who are unsatisfied with the roundness appearance of their face. Patients may exercise and diet, but still cannot seem to eliminate the fat deposits from their face, this is where Bichectomy comes in as an alternative.
Benefits of Bichectomy
Patients can benefit from this procedure by obtaining a slimmer and contoured facial appearance. Many patients after surgery have reported a high level of satisfaction after their surgery, their confidence and self- esteem has increased due to the outcome of more defined looking cheeks. After the procedure the patient will feel sore and swollen, which is completely normal. The swelling will decrease in a period of three to four weeks, the swelling however will take a couple of months to go down. After one month patient should be able to vast results, after swelling has gone done and the sutures are fully healed. The good news is that the patient may go back to work the next day if he or she feels up to it.
How Procedure is Performed
This surgery can be performed under local or general anesthesia. The surgeon will begin by making a small incision inside the mouth in the lower area of the cheek, the fat pad will then be quickly excised and removed. Solvable sutures will be applied in order to close the small incision. After the surgery we recommend the patient to rest for at least twelve hours.
Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person