In bichectomy, that is, cheek thinning aesthetics, the fat in this area is reached with an incision of approximately 1 cm and approximately 40-50% of the fat is removed.
How Long Does Bichectomy Surgery Take? Is a bichectomy a painful operation?
This operation, which is very simple and painless, takes about 45 minutes. It can be done under local, sedation or general anesthesia.
Choosing a doctor is one of the most important issues in the removal of fat from the cheeks. In the liposuction process, it is very important where the fat is taken from on the cheek, how much it is taken, and if filling is required afterwards, in what amount and where it is applied. In order to give the face a V shape, the total facial features should be evaluated by an experienced plastic surgeon
Since there are small stitches in the mouth after the surgery, solid food should not be consumed on the first day. On the first day of the surgery, the patient may have difficulty in chewing, and chewing may damage the sutures. After being fed with liquid foods on the first day, light solid foods can be started from the second day and then solid food can be started. Mouthwash should be used for three days after surgery. Stitches are hardly felt after cheek surgery. Care should be taken to clean the mouth to avoid infection. In a few days, the stitches on the cheeks melt and disappear. All the tenderness in the cheeks also ends.
Most of the patients can return to their social lives immediately after the operation. The clear results of the operation will appear in three weeks.
After cheek aesthetics, it is normal to experience some edema and swelling around the operation area, which lasts for 2-3 weeks. With ice packs, swelling and edema are kept to a minimum.
Bichectomy is generally a risk-free, short-term, simple procedure with satisfactory results. The probability of complications is very low. As in every operation, it is very important for the surgeon to have a good grasp of the anatomy of the region. If it is not entered from the correct point, damage such as tissue trauma and bleeding may occur while trying to find the bichat fat pad.