Cheek Aesthetics (Bichectomy)

People who are not satisfied with the look of their cheeks, resort to various aesthetic interventions to get finer facial lines. One of them is a bishectomy. Biсhectomy is essentially the process of removing fat from the cheeks.

How is Bichectomy performed?

Cheeks, eyes and nose have a significant effect in facial expressions. Absolute beauty implies that all elements on a face are harmonized according to the golden ratio. If cheeks break this harmony, bichectomy is performed. Bichectomy, also called cheeks thinning surgery, is an aesthetic intervention that is performed on both men and women. This surgery makes the cheekbones visible and the face shape slenderer and more elongated. The dimples become more noticeable if they exist. Bichectomy surgery is performed by plastic surgeons. First the tests are made to determine whether the cheeks are suitable for the operation. If there are no defects, the operation can be performed with local anesthesia. The surgeon makes incisions of approximately 1 cm inside the cheek and then closes them with 1 or 2 stitches with self-soluble sutures, which don’t need to be removed later by the doctor. Excessive fat on the cheeks can also be removed with bichectomy. The surgery is quite simple and can be completed in about 15 minutes. The patient is discharged on the same day. Patients are prescribed antibiotics in the process of recovery. The recovery period is short, the swelling can last for a few days.

Is Bichectomy a painful procedure?

Unlike other aesthetic operations, it is not painful, but it still changes the natural appearance of the person. Bishectomy has no side effects. The postoperative process is very important. The patient has to be protected from infection. For that reason, antibiotics are mostly used. Dr. Bahadır Çelik is one of the first names that comes to mind when we speak about a bichectomy.