Dr. Hermes A. Pelayo

Location

Tijuana, B.C.

Bichectomy

Starting Price: $1,000 usd

* PRICES MAY VARY BY CASE

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WHAT IS A BICHECTOMY?




Bichectomy is a minimally invasive procedure that involves making a small incision inside the mouth, near the fat pads, and extracting them with forceps or a cannula. The incision is then closed with absorbable sutures. The surgery takes about an hour and can be done under local or general anesthesia.

ABOUT THE BICHECTOMY PROCEDURE



Before the surgery, the surgeon will evaluate your facial anatomy, medical history, and expectations. You will be advised to avoid smoking, alcohol, and certain medications that can increase bleeding. During the surgery, the surgeon will mark the location of the buccal fat pads and make a small incision inside the mouth, near the second upper molar. The surgeon will then locate the fat pads and gently pull them out with forceps or a cannula. The incision will be closed with absorbable sutures and the surgeon will apply pressure dressing to reduce swelling. The surgery can be combined with other procedures such as liposuction, chin augmentation, or cheek implants to enhance the results.

BICHECTOMY RECOVERY



After the surgery, you will be given instructions on how to care for your incisions, how to manage pain and swelling, and when to resume your normal activities. You will need to avoid hot, spicy, or hard foods for a few days and rinse your mouth with an antiseptic solution after every meal. You will also need to avoid strenuous exercise, sun exposure, and facial massages for a few weeks. The swelling and bruising will subside gradually and you will be able to see the final results after three to six months. The results are permanent unless you gain a significant amount of weight.

ARE YOU THE RIGHT CANDIDATE FOR A CHIN AUGMENTATION?



  • Bichectomy is suitable for people who have chubby cheeks, a round face, or a lack of facial definition. It can also help people who have sagging cheeks due to aging or weight loss.
  • Bichectomy can improve your facial harmony, balance, and attractiveness. However, bichectomy is not recommended for people with very thin faces, prominent cheekbones, or a history of facial nerve injury or infection.
  • Bichectomy can also cause complications such as bleeding, infection, asymmetry, nerve damage, or facial hollowing.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

At Ciplastic, the starting cost for a Bichectomy procedure is $1,000 usd. Your final cost will depend on your specific individual needs.

Bichectomy is not a very painful procedure, as it is done under anesthesia, and the incisions are small and hidden inside the mouth. You may experience some discomfort, soreness, or numbness in the cheeks for a few days after the surgery, but this can be managed with painkillers and ice packs.

Bichectomy is a permanent procedure, as the buccal fat pads do not grow back once they are removed. However, your facial appearance can change over time due to aging, weight fluctuations, or hormonal changes. Therefore, it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and follow your surgeon’s recommendations to preserve your results.

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