What Is Buccal Fat Removal?

Buccal Fat Removal which we perform to have cheek thinning, especially aims to thin the cheek hollows. Ironically, the fuller cheek is a more youthful sign, but sometimes people feel their faces are too full and they feel uncomfortable.

Buccal fat pad is an anatomic formation built on the cheek area. The volume of the buccal fat pad may differ from the right to the left, even in the same person, while it may also differ between individuals. It should never be done to a person with a thin and narrow face, as this may make her/him look older. Buccal fat removal surgery is a very personal procedure. Patients who feel uncomfortable with full cheeks can resolve their complaints with having cheek thinning.


Operation and Early Period of after Operation

Buccal fat removal can be easily done under local anesthesia, if patient wants to get the operation under general anesthesia, we are ok about it. It takes 30 min. If it is done under local anesthesia, patient may go to her/his daily life and work immediately after procedure.

cheek thinning procedure will be done through an incision on the inside of the mouth, on the inner portion of your cheek. As you understand there will be no visible scar because it will be hidden inside. Stitches will be resolvable, no need to take them. I want you to be on liquid diet for just 2 days after surgery and to drink often water.

It is inevitable that there is an edema – swelling in the region where we take the buccal fat pad. This edema – swelling will mask the appearance of the result of cheek thinning. It will take 3-6 months for this swelling fully to go and to reach the final result.

Buccal Fat Removal Related Frequently Asked Questions


How painful is buccal fat removal?

The procedure will be done under either local or general anesthesia. That’s why you won’t be feeling pain.

Is Bichectomy permanent?

Buccal fat removal is definitely a permanent procedure because it is removed, and it cannot be there again.

What is Bichectomy?

Bichectomia, which we perform to make the cheeks thinner, especially aims to thin the cheek hollows.

How do I prepare for buccal fat removal?

Stop smoking and avoid taking aspirin and similar blood thinner medicines, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements and teas as they also can increase bleeding possibility during and after surgery.

How much is a buccal fat removal?

There is no exact price for any surgery because each situation differs individually. But you may have average information by contacting us.

Do I need buccal fat removal?

If you complain about disproportionate or excessively plump facial appearance you may be a good candidate for this surgery.

What does buccal fat removal do?

Simple answer is: it makes obvious cheek hollows.

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