Buccal Fat Removal(Bichectomy) Surgery

Bichectomy: Sculpting Your Ideal Cheek Contour at formedi Turkey

What is Bichectomy (Buccal Fat Removal)?

Bichectomy, also known as buccal fat removal or cheek reduction surgery, is a cosmetic procedure aimed at reducing the volume of the buccal fat pad in the cheeks. This technique is sought after for creating a more defined facial structure, accentuating the cheekbones, and achieving a slimmer, more contoured cheek appearance.

How Does the Buccal Fat Removal Surgery Work?

The surgery involves making a small incision inside the mouth, on the inner side of the cheek, where the buccal fat pad is located. The cheek plastic surgeon then gently extracts a portion of this fat to thin out the cheeks without affecting the external skin. The incisions are closed with dissolvable sutures, making the procedure minimally invasive with no visible scarring.
Formedi Bichectomy Surgery

Bichectomia Surgery Techniques

At Formedi Clinic, our surgeons utilize advanced surgical techniques to ensure precise removal of the buccal fat pad while maintaining the natural balance and symmetry of the face. The procedure is typically performed under local anaesthesia, with or without sedation, depending on the patient's preference and the surgeon's recommendation.

Pros & Cons


Instantly slimmer and more defined cheek contour.

Minimally invasive with no visible scars.

Permanent results that enhance facial aesthetics.


Not reversible; requires careful consideration and consultation with an experienced surgeon.

Potential for asymmetry or uneven fat removal.

Swelling and discomfort during the initial recovery phase.

How to Prepare for Buccal Fat Removal Surgery

Preparation for a bichectomy at formedi clinic involves a comprehensive consultation with our plastic surgeons to discuss your aesthetic objectives and evaluate your facial structure. You may be advised to stop certain medications and supplements that can increase bleeding risk, abstain from smoking, and maintain optimal oral hygiene to prevent infection.

Bichectomy Pre-Operative and Post-Operative Information

Pre-Operative: Detailed instructions will be provided to prepare you for the day of surgery, including fasting guidelines and what to expect during the procedure.

Post-Operative: Aftercare is crucial for a smooth recovery. We'll guide you through the healing process, advising on diet, oral hygiene, and activity levels to ensure optimal results. Follow-up visits will be scheduled to monitor your healing and the success of the procedure.

Buccal Fat Removal Surgery Recovery and Healing Process

The recovery from a bichectomy is relatively quick, with most patients resuming normal activities within a few days. Initial swelling and discomfort are common but typically subside within a week. The full aesthetic outcome becomes visible as the swelling diminishes, revealing a more defined cheek contour.

Bichectomia Surgery Risks and Side Effects

While bichectomy is considered safe, as with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks, including infection, asymmetry, and changes in facial sensation. At formedi in Antalya, Turkey, our skilled plastic surgeons employ meticulous surgical techniques and adhere to stringent safety protocols to minimize these risks, ensuring a safe and effective procedure.

In conclusion, bichectomy offers a permanent solution for those seeking to enhance their facial contours with a slimmer, more defined cheek appearance.

Are the results of bichectomy permanent?

In the world of cosmetic surgery, bichectomy has gained popularity for those seeking a more contoured and sculpted facial appearance. This procedure, also known as buccal fat removal, targets the removal of buccal fat pads to achieve a slimmer face. Patients considering this procedure often wonder about the permanency of the results.

Can bichectomy improve facial symmetry?

In the quest for facial harmony and symmetry, bichectomy has emerged as a popular cosmetic procedure. Also known as buccal fat removal, this surgery aims to thin the cheeks by removing excess fat from the buccal area, potentially enhancing facial contours and symmetry.