Bichectomy or reduction of cheeks, consists of improving and redefining the facial silhouette by removing the fat Bichat bags (pads of fat) located in the lower part of the cheeks, thus achieving a greater projection of the cheekbones. This fat on the cheeks varies depending on the patient’s racial characteristics or weight.
For this procedure, I make an incision inside the mouth, above the upper molars. Once this is done, I separate the tissues of the cheek to expose the buccal fat. The volume of fat that I extract depends on each patient.
This procedure is performed under general anesthesia, under the supervision of the anesthesiologist, and has a two-week recovery.