Bichectomy (Buccal Fat Removal Surgery)

Bichectomy, also known as Buccal Fat Removal Surgery, is the type of aesthetic procedure that takes place when the fat pad is removed from the cheeks so that the facial sharpness is given. Bichectomy highlights the chin and cheekbones as well as the facial contours. Bichectomy removes the outside-of-proportion aspect in the facial contour, in order to achieve a face form that looks inverted from the cheekbones to the chin also known as the youth triangle. In order to achieve a golden ratio, facial lines are sharpened with an operation with bichectomy. The patient gets a more aesthetic, appealing and young look.


  • How is Buccal Fat Removal performed?

The main aim in an operation for oral fat removal is to thin the cheeks by extracting excess fat so that the cheeks are emphasized and an inverted triangle look on the face is provided. Excess fat tissue is easily removed from the inside of the cheeks and the jawline can be enhanced. This is why it is also known as Cheek Reduction Surgery.

The fat tissue inside the mouth can be removed by making a small incision under local anaesthesia. It reaches the fat tissue and removes the default part of the tissue from its cheek. The same way is then used on the other cheek. In this respect, it is very important to symmetrically place both cheeks. The incisions are sutured after the operation.


  • After a Bichectomy Procedure

After removing oral fat, you do not need to remain in the hospital. The patient can be released after a short rest. Antibiotics may be recommended, depending on your procedure, to prevent an infection of the incision into your mouth. In order to have a correct healing process after bichectomy surgery, it is also important to pay attention to oral hygiene. Regularly brushing teeth and washing the mouth help to cure faster. You should avoid eating hard food after the procedure for a certain period of time as is recommended by your doctor. In one week, the incisions made in the mouth get cured, but for 2 to 3 weeks, swelling is still very normal. To maintain the inflammation at a minimum, it is useful to apply a cold compress. Smoking and alcohol consumption are not recommended during the healing process.


  • What is the Cost of a Bichectomy in Turkey?

When it comes to plastic surgery, Turkey is one of the most reliable countries. A large number of surgeries are performed every year due to its qualified medical staff, good outcomes and reasonable prices. The cost of plastic surgery depends on the needs and the anatomy of the patient. Fortunately, it is 50-60 per cent cheaper in Turkey relative to prices in Europe, thanks to Turkey’s medical staff and competitive prices.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Is buccal fat removal painful?

If you just need the extraction of oral fat, local anaesthesia will be given to your face. You will not feel any discomfort, but during the operation, you will be awake. When you have more than one operation, you may be given general anaesthesia.

What should I do after buccal fat removal?

The day after surgery, showering and swimming are permitted. Light exercise is tolerated and welcomed, but within the first 72 hours of surgery, no heavy lifting or strenuous activity can be attempted. For one week after surgery, aerobic and impact cardio activity should be stopped.

Is Bichectomy permanent?

This alteration may be done with dermal fillers, but either the bichectomy operation or the cheek implant treatment will produce a lasting and more drastic change.

Can I go back to work after Buccal Fat Extraction?

You can start working again without a problem after a day of resting.

Is Bichectomy a risky procedure?

It does not specifically arise to any risks other than the risks of standard surgery. Bichectomy is a simple and practical procedure that is quite widely preferred.