Procedure: Bichectomy is a surgical procedure that allows a better appearance of the cheeks, by resection of a structure of the facial anatomy known as Bichat fat bags, which in many cases makes a person appear to be thicker than It genuinely is.
Duration: The duration of the intervention is from 30 to 45 minutes.
Anesthesia: Always general anesthesia is required, and particularly the so-called intravenous anesthesia in which a continuous infusion of last-generation anesthetics, which have the advantage of not generating the cumulative effect. Also, an intraoral incision is made that does not exceed 1 cm.
Hospitalization: In most cases, the recovery process of cheek surgery is very fast, so patients require only one day of disability and can resume their daily activities within 24 hours of the procedure. There is a slight inflammation that does not generate any pain. This swelling disappears gradually over the next eight days when the aesthetic result of the cheek operation can be observed more accurately. During this period a prophylactic antibiotic and an anti-inflammatory are prescribed.
A soft diet and cold liquids are recommended during the first postoperative day.
SideEffects: In general, the risks of this surgery are minimal, as long as expert hands perform it and the recommendations suggested by Doctors. However, as with any cosmetic surgery, there is a minimum risk of bleeding, bruising or infection at the site of operation
Recovery: In most cases, the recovery process of cheek surgery is very fast so that patients require only one day of disability and can resume their daily activities within 24 hours of the intervention
Physical contact: two weeks.