Cheek surgery

Bichectomy or Buccal Fat Removal for a thinner face

Buccal fat removal (bichectomy) for a slimmer face and cheeks in Geneva

The Bichat’s fat pad is a fat pocket located below the cheekbones in the lower part of the cheek, which gives it a round shape. It is more prominent on some faces than others, and this is what makes the difference between a thin face and a more “chubby” face. The bichectomy (or buccal fat removal) will partially or totally remove the fat in the cheeks, resulting in a slimmer face.

Bichat’s fat pad removal for slimmer cheeks

Bichectomy is one of the most popular aesthetic facial treatments among patients who want a slimmer face. Excessively round cheeks can give the face a childish, or chubby look. A beautiful face has balanced, V-shaped proportions. This is the reason why you might want to reduce Bichat’s fat pad, for a slimming effect on your cheeks.

The bichectomy cheek treatment reduces the cheeks fullness by removing some parts of the Bichat’s pad, thus slimming the round cheeks. This treatment creates a hollow cheek effect, contributing to achieve a slimmer chiseled face, while highlighting the cheekbones and balancing the shadow and light reflection.

Bichectomy or buccal fat removal : the procedure

This surgical procedure involves a small incision inside the cheek. It can be performed under local anesthesia or general anesthesia. The procedure is short (about 30 to 45 minutes). There is very little downtime after a buccal fat removal procedure, but among the necessary recovery measures, we shall mention putting ice on the cheeks to reduce the swelling and using mouthwash.

You should resume your normal daily activities after 5 days.

Unlike the cheek liposuction which has modest results, the Bichat’s fat pad removal achieves a more dramatic result, the face and the cheeks appear visibly slimmer right after the procedure. Once the swelling is gone, the final results will be visible, within 3 months after the surgery.

Combined with botulinum toxin injection in the masseters, the procedure can reduce the facial width even more, for a more triangular face.

See a video of a cheek surgery or bichectomy.

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Feel free to contact Dr. Raspaldo, cosmetic surgeon in Geneva, Switzerland, to find out more.

Dr. Raspaldo performs different other aesthetic surgery: rhinoplasty, neck lift, face lift, mini lift, forehead surgery, cheekbones surgery, eyelids surgery.

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