WHAT IS BICHECTOMY?
Bichectomy is one of the aesthetic surgery operations increasing especially in recent years. Bichectomy, also known as cheek thinning surgery, is the procedure of removing the fat pad called bischat in the cheek area with a 1 cm incision from the mouth in a short time like 20 minutes. This process gives an elegant line as seen on the cheek and gives a thinner appearance. Bichectomy, especially seen in Hollywood stars and is popular, is widely applied in our country.
TO WHOM CAN IT BE PEFORMED?
- Those who want thinness in cheek appearance
- Those who are disturbed by the appearance of swelling on the face are candidates for this operation.
BEFORE BICHECTOMY OPERATION
Before the operation, the patient is listened for her/his expectations to and asked to express them clearly. The patient is informed about the course, before and after the operation. General information is given about the operation by informing in details. The patient should stop smoking about 2 weeks beforehand. (S)he should also inform the physician about the drugs (s)he uses. Detailed photographs of the patient are taken 1 day before the operation and preparations are started for general or local anesthesia.
Operations are sometimes performed as general and sometimes as local anesthesia depending on the case. The operation takes about half an hour, in which the fat glands taken through the 1 cm incision in the mouth. Although the type of anesthesia and which techniques to be applied also varies according to the case, it's best for the doctor to decide.
AFTER BICHECTOMY OPERATION
You can return to normal life the next day after the operation. Full recovery can be achieved within 2 days after bichectomy. There is no scar and no need to be performed again over time.