About Bichectomy

It is a surgical procedure that stylizes the appearance of the cheeks by resecting the structure of the facial anatomy known as Bichat’s pouches. It is performed through a very small incision (4mm) inside the oral mucosa. This type of intervention is performed under local anesthesia in the operating room and recovery is achieved in 2 or 3 days.

During an operation of the cheeks it is necessary to be careful during the manipulation of the bags, since this area is intimately related to the buccal and zygomatic branches of the facial nerve. An abrupt or imprecise manipulation can injure these nerve structures and generate a postoperative facial paralysis.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the reasons for this procedure?

  • To outline the face when it has an excessive roundness.
  • To highlight and/or highlight the cheekbones
  • To take on a more youthful appearance
  • When the size of your cheeks does not correspond to your body frame.

If I have surgery and after a while I gain weight, is it possible that my Bichat bags will grow back?

Generally, it does not increase. This area will remain without growth of Bichat bags even if the facial contour becomes rounder.

How long does it take to see the results?

It depends on many factors, however it is estimated that after the fourth week you will begin to notice the thinning of the face and therefore finer features.

Is the surgery painful?

The pain is minimal and can be controlled with common analgesics.