Buccal Fat Removal, 2024 Buccal Fat Removal Cost in Turkey

Bishectomy – Buccal Fat Removal

Buccal fat removal, which is also known as "Hollywood cheek" in recent years, is performed in order to clearly reveal the cheek lines in the face structure and to give the person a younger appearance. This plastic surgery, which Hollywood stars have done a lot, takes place in the field of aesthetics under the name of "Bishectomy".

Today, since the criteria of our external appearance have changed, sharper facial features are much more preferred than in the past. Plump and chubby cheeks have been replaced by cheek shapes that are aesthetically thinner and sharper as if they were drawn as decisive lines. Thanks to the buccal fat removal aesthetic, which is especially known for the cheek style of Hollywood stars, it is ensured that the cheeks of the person have a thinner appearance and look more aesthetically beautiful.

People who want to have buccal fat removal surgery mostly want to have this surgery for other reasons, in addition to aesthetic concerns. Even if the person is at a weight that can be considered ideal, he may seem to have more weight than he or she is due to the shape of his face and cheek. It is perfectly natural for a person to want to have aesthetic cheek surgery in order to correct this image. In order to have the sharp and strong facial style of female actors in Hollywood movies, this plastic surgery is preferred especially in recent years.

What is Buccal Fat Removal Aesthetics (Bichectomy)?

Bichectomy, also known as cheek thinning surgery, is an operation that is completed by removing excess fat from the cheek, which is performed to make the cheekbones on the face more prominent than they are, and to provide a sharper and aesthetically better appearance to the facial features of the person. Thus, thanks to the thinning aesthetics of the cheek, the face is provided with a thinner appearance, and a thinner and younger appearance is given to the face.

In buccal fat removal aesthetic operation, a small incision is made on the inside of the cheek and the fat tissue in the area is removed. As a result of the removed fat tissue, the face appears thinner and the facial features are made sharper. With this operation, which is mostly preferred by women, the appearance of the facial structure of Hollywood stars is obtained.

Treatment Summary

Operation Time

5 - 8 Hours

Type of Anesthesia

Local Anesthesia


Local Anesthesia

Time to Return to Work


Warranty Type

Life Time Warranty


Luxury Hotel

VIP Transfer


How is Buccal Fat Removal Surgery (Bichectomy) Performed?

With Buccal Fat Removal Surgery, the excess fat is removed with an incision made through the mouth in order to give the face a more aesthetic and sharp appearance, and the full and overweight appearance that disturbs the patient is eliminated. While it is considered appropriate to apply local anesthesia to the patient during the operation, the situation may be different for some patients. General anesthesia can also be applied to people who are worried about the procedure and are worried about the surgery. In the preparation phase of the surgery, the patient’s mouth is cleaned first and the infection that may occur during the surgery is prevented. With the local anesthesia technique, a small incision is made on the inside of the cheek and the fat bags called bichat on the cheek of the patient are removed. After the fat bags are removed, sutures are placed on the area where the application is made.

How to Obtain Hollywood Cheek with Thinning Cheek Aesthetics?

As a result of the fat taken from the cheek, the cheek has a more aesthetic appearance. This procedure, which is performed with bichectomy operation without an incision scar in the facial structure, is performed through the mouth. It is applied by opening an incision of 2-3 cm from the inner part of the cheek. In this way, the bichat (fat bags) tissues are removed and a sharp image is given to the face. Depending on the face and cheek shapes that vary from person to person and the amount of fat tissue on the skin, the triangle image in the area where the cheek and chin are located is aesthetically given. After the cheek thinning surgery, the person gets the desired image and at the same time corrects the image that they are not satisfied with after this procedure.

What Should Be Considered Before the Cheek Thinning Surgery?

Before the face thinning surgery, which is an aesthetic surgery, the patient should clearly state what kind of expectations they have about the surgery and in this direction, everything they want with their doctor before the surgery. During the physical examination, the face of the patient is examined by the plastic surgeon, and the planning of the surgery and the determination of the techniques to be used are provided. The patient must have the tests requested by the doctor. The patient should be informed whether there is an allergy condition or whether there is a drug that is used regularly. Smoking and alcohol use should be stopped at least 2 weeks before the operation, as well as in cheek thinning surgery, as before any surgery. Paying attention to one’s diet and sleep patterns is also extremely beneficial for the success of the surgery. It makes the process easier for the person to act together with the doctor before the surgery.

Who Prefers Bichectomy Surgery?

Bichectomy is also referred to as Hollywood cheek surgery, also known as cheek thinning aesthetics. The name of the Hollywood cheek is based on the sharp and thin-looking facial features of Hollywood stars. Cheek thinning surgery is an operation that the person can be at any age, but the lower age limit suitable for the operation is accepted as 18 years old. The reason for this is that the cheek shape of the person before this age range may change. At the beginning of the patients who prefer facial thinning aesthetics are people with the following characteristics:

  • People with a square face structure
  • People who have thicker facial features due to the fat on their cheeks
  • People with a chubby and plump face shape
  • People who want to make their cheekbones more prominent
  • People who look heavier due to their cheek structure despite their weight

After Cheek Thinning Surgery

After cheek thinning (bichectomy) surgery, the patient does not experience any edema or pain. The patient is discharged on the day of the surgery. In order to avoid any infection during the healing process, the medications and care products given by the doctor should be used regularly. The patient is fed with liquid for the first few days and should prefer foods that they can eat easily, except hard foods. After the face thinning aesthetic operation, no scars are formed and since the operation is performed inside the cheek, no serious complications occur in the structure of the face or in the cheek area. It takes up to 4 weeks for the facial thinning aesthetic to show itself clearly. After the operation, the patient can return to his daily life in a short time.

Possible Risks After Bichectomy Surgery

Undesirable situations or risks can be seen in all surgeries. In cheek thinning aesthetic surgery, of course, some risks may occur during the fat removal process. Although cheek thinning surgery is considered a simple operation, the nerves on the face can be damaged. In fact, permanent damage may occur after some surgeries. In this respect, it is very important that the surgeon who will perform the aesthetic surgery is an expert in their field and an active name in his field.

The risk factors that occur after the surgery can be listed as follows:

  • Asymmetric facial features
  • Bleeding
  • Conditions due to infection
  • Delays in healing of surgical incisions
  • Risks due to anesthesia
  • Numbness in the face
  • Facial paralysis
  • The aesthetic appearance is not as desired
  • Persistent pains

Cheek Thinning (Bichectomy) Surgery Prices

The expertise of the plastic surgeon who will perform the surgery, the methods determined during the surgery and the materials to be used are effective in determining the price of the face thinning aesthetic surgery. Since the physical characteristics that vary from person to person will be different, the methods by which the surgery will be performed vary accordingly. Therefore, this situation directly affects the surgery prices.

Frequently Asked Questions About Bishectomy

No pain or soreness is felt in cheek thinning surgery.

When it is performed by a specialist surgeon, there is no scar on the face after the surgery.

There is no bruising or swelling seen after the surgery. Improvements can be seen within 1 week on average.

On the first day after the surgery, it is necessary to feed with the help of liquid foods. Except for the first day, there is no obstacle to eating, but solid foods are not recommended until the first few days pass.

Bichectomy is an operation that can be performed for both female and male patients.

The surgery is performed with local anesthesia method.

The surgery is a procedure that takes 30 to 45 minutes on average.

Cheek thinning surgery is not a harmful surgery for those who want to have an aesthetic appearance. However, if it is done by people who are inexperienced in their profession, some negative situations can be seen.

The effect of this surgery is quite permanent. Of course, after the procedure, the patient should pay attention to the healing process, as in every post-operative period.

It varies according to the procedures performed in the surgery and the condition of the patient, and in general, the patients can return to their daily life immediately.
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