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.