Bichectomy is the partial removal of fat from the cheeks, also called a Bichat pouch, which can not be removed by liposuction. It is about the size of a walnut and is extracted by a small incision inside the mouth, so there is no visible scar.

The result of this simple procedure is the increase in the definition of the cheekbone in its lower part and the mild to moderate flattening of the cheeks.

Bichectomy is indicated for thin people, of any gender, who have a rounded and undefined appearance of the face, without this being due to a possible obesity overweight. Also for people who wish to have a more stylized and angular face, since when removing the Bichat balls, it is possible to give a more slim aspect to the face, as a consequence of the sinking of the cheek that accentuates the cheekbones more.

After surgery

The postoperative period consists of moderate inflammation for 4 to 7 days, which is almost completely resolved after 2 weeks. A few resorbable points are left which do not need to be removed. A medical prescription must be followed during the first week of the post-operative period that includes antibiotics, anti-inflammatories and rinses. It must be strictly followed to significantly reduce the risk of complications as the post-operative infection. The use of local cold during the first post-operative days diminishes the swelling and accelerates its resolution.

The night before surgery

  • Eat something soft the night before the procedure.

  • Do not eat or drink anything after 10:00 pm.

  • Do not take any medication unless it is prescribed by your doctor.

  • Remove the nail polish.

    In the surgical area

    Before having a liposculpture treatment, we must go through a series of tests and analyzes, which will determine if the patient is able to undergo this type of procedure.

    • Do not shave or apply moisturizing lotion.

    • Do not use makeup for the hospital.

    • Wear loose clothing or buttons on the front.

    • Leave jewelry and other valuables at home.

    • Arrive at the clinic at least one hour before the scheduled surgery.

    • The day of surgery should bring a companion.