Bichectomy (Buccal Fat Removal)

Discover a procedure that can redefine your facial profile and accentuate your natural features.




In the quest for facial harmony and a more defined appearance, individuals often explore procedures that can subtly improve their facial contours. One such procedure gaining popularity is buccal fat removal, also known as bichectomy. This minimally invasive surgical technique targets excess fat pads in the cheeks, aiming to create a sleeker facial profile and highlight prominent facial features. With its capacity to deliver noticeable yet harmonious results, buccal fat removal has emerged as a favored choice for those seeking a slimmer, more sculpted look with understated changes.

What is Bichectomy ?

Bichectomy , also known as buccal fat removal, is a cosmetic surgical procedure aimed at reducing fullness in the cheeks by selectively removing excess fat pads. These buccal fat pads can contribute to a round or chubby facial appearance, masking facial contours. During the procedure, which is typically performed under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis, a small incision is made inside the mouth to access the buccal fat pads. The surgeon then carefully removes the excess fat, sculpting the cheeks to create a slimmer and more defined facial profile.

By precisely targeting and removing this excess fat, Bichectomy /Buccal Fat Removal can help individuals achieve a more sculpted and aesthetically pleasing facial appearance.

 It's essential to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon to determine if Bichectomy /Buccal Fat Removal is suitable for your cosmetic goals.

Bichectomy at a glance

Duration of Treatment
(4 days)
Duration of Operation
(1 hour)
(4 – 6 weeks)
Sleeping Position
(Head elevated for 2 – 3 days)
(2 – 3 days)
(Same day)
(3 – 4 days)
Back to Work
(3 – 4 days)
Exercise Restriction
(2 – 4 Weeks)
Why do people have Bichectomy ?



Who are the ideal candidates?

  • Seeking a slimmer and more defined facial profile.
  • Bothered by the appearance of their facial fullness.
  • Looking to achieve facial symmetry.
  • Individuals with round or chubby cheeks.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Buccal Fat Removal specifically targets the buccal fat pads in the cheeks, whereas other facial contouring procedures such as liposuction or facelift surgery address different areas of the face and neck. Buccal Fat Removal is ideal for individuals seeking to reduce cheek fullness and achieve a more sculpted facial profile.

Candidates for Buccal Fat Removal are typically individuals who are bothered by excess fullness in the cheeks and desire a more defined facial contour. Ideal candidates are in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure.

The Buccal Fat Removal procedure typically takes about an hour to complete, depending on the extent of fat removal and the patient's individual anatomy. It is usually performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia.

The recovery process after Buccal Fat Removal involves some swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the cheeks, which gradually subsides over the following weeks. Patients are advised to follow postoperative instructions provided by their surgeon to optimize healing and minimize complications.

Patients can expect to see initial results within a few weeks to months after Buccal Fat Removal as swelling resolves and the tissues settle into their new position. The final results become more apparent over time and can be long-lasting with proper postoperative care.

Buccal Fat Removal is considered a safe and effective procedure when performed by a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon. As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications, including infection, bleeding, nerve injury, and asymmetry. It's essential to discuss these risks with your surgeon and follow all preoperative and postoperative instructions to minimize the likelihood of complications.

When selecting a surgeon for Buccal Fat Removal in Turkey, it's essential to research their credentials, experience, and patient reviews. Look for a board-certified plastic surgeon with specialized training and expertise in facial plastic surgery and a track record of successful outcomes. Additionally, schedule a consultation to discuss your goals and expectations with the surgeon and ensure you feel comfortable and confident in their care.

Yes, Buccal Fat Removal can be combined with other facial procedures such as rhinoplasty, chin augmentation, or facelift surgery to achieve comprehensive facial rejuvenation and enhancement. Your surgeon will assess your individual needs and goals to determine the most appropriate treatment plan for you.

To schedule a consultation for Buccal Fat Removal in Turkey, you can contact TrustMed Clinic via our website, Instagram, or WhatsApp. During the consultation, you will have the opportunity to meet with a board-certified plastic surgeon, discuss your goals and expectations, and receive personalized recommendations tailored to your needs. By choosing Buccal Fat Removal in Turkey, you can achieve a more sculpted and defined facial contour with natural-looking results. TrustMed Clinic is dedicated to providing safe, effective, and personalized care to help you look and feel your best. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step toward achieving your aesthetic goals.



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