In people with plump cheeks, the removal of cheek fat is called bichectomy. Fat removal from the cheek is a minor surgical procedure performed inside the mouth without scarring on the cheek.
Cheeks naturally have fat stores called buccal fat pads. With aging, the fat pads intensify and a plump-cheeked appearance appears. In the bichectomy operation, these fats accumulated on the cheek are partially removed and the face is reshaped. Thus, the chubby face structure is eliminated and a triangular youthful expression is gained.
Fat removal from the cheek is performed under local anesthesia. A small incision is made in the mouth and the excess fat accumulation on the cheek is removed by pulling. The process takes about 30 minutes. The patient is discharged after surgery. It may take several weeks for the final result to appear. There is no need to take stitches, as fusible threads are used for suturing the incisions. No activity restrictions are needed. The result of the procedure is permanent. Therefore, the patient should be evaluated very well.