Hollywood Cheek / Bichectomy
Known as ‘Hollywood Cheek”, Bichectomy is the procedure of fat removal from between the muscle tissues in the cheeks. The operation takes about 45-60 minutes and it is performed at an outpatient setting under local anesthesia. The surgeon takes the bags of fat through 1 cms incision inside each cheek. No dressing will be needed since the operation is performed inside the mouth, and it will leave no visible scarring.
It is ideal for adults with round faces and large cheeks because of the excess fat in the Bichet bags inside the cheeks. If loosing weight is not reducing the size of the cheek it might cause the appearance of being overweight. By removing the excess fat the patients can gain a more defined face. The procedure also helps defining the cheekbones and the mandibular ridge.
Before Hollywood Cheek Surgery in Turkey
Surgeons need to review the medical history of the patient to learn about any conditions and previous surgeries the patient has or had in the past. Use of any medication needs to be reported to the surgeon during the examination. An physical examination of facial features will be performed to plan the procedure
During Hollywood Cheek Surgery in Turkey
The surgeon removes the Bichet bags (fatty bags) through small cuts of 1 cm inside each cheek. The operation takes about an hour.
After Hollywood Cheek Surgery in Turkey
Patients can leave the clinic on the same day, and recommended to rest for the first 24 hours. Heavy physical work should be avoided for the first 15 days and a soft diet is recommended for the first week.
The healing process is usually painless, however there are precautions to take in order to ensure the healing is fast. The patient should keep a good oral hygiene to prevent any infections, and the stitches are absorbed in the first few days. The cheeks might be less sensitive, but it should get back to normal in a few days. Inflammation is expected to disappear between 1-2 weeks.