Buccal Fat Removal surgery | Bichectomy
Bichectomy or Buccal fat (lower cheek fat) removal is a small and simple aesthetic facial procedure (Intraoral procedure) to improve cheek contours with removal of Bichat’s adipose bag, located in the two fat compartments inside the cheeks.
This procedure is recommended for people who, despite diet and exercises, still have a wide and a rounded face, making them look more weighty. It is also done as a complementary procedure, when Rhytidectomy (face-lift) surgery did not obtain satisfactory results to harmonize the middle and lower third of the face.
Bichectomy has gained popularity due to its short-term results and rapid recovery. It is performed as an outpatient surgery under local anesthesia or IV sedation. The recovery can take up to 14 days.
Frequently asked Questions
Here are a few points that may answer your questions about Rhinoplasty, to help you make an informed decision before opting for it.
The Bichectomy offers a great solution to those patients who want slimmer and contoured cheeks. The right candidate for cheek fat removal is a patient who has more than eighteen years of age, physically fit, non-smokers, realistic about the goals and results that can be achieved with the surgery, and positive attitude.
Once the bags are removed, the inflammation can reduce in 3 to 6 months, and the lower third of the face attains a better contour, giving a greater projection of the cheekbones and a more slimmer appearance of the face. Its effects include:
- Thinner cheeks
- Improvement of facial appearance
- Cheeks more defined resulting in more prominent
- Gaining an increase in self-esteem and feeling confident
- Poor healing of incisions
- Anesthesia risks
- Fluid accumulation (Seroma)
- Numbness or other changes in sensation
- Prolonged swelling
- Injury to facial nerve, resulting in temporary or permanent facial muscle weakness
- Injury to salivary duct
- Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications
- Suboptimal aesthetic result and/or minimal changes
- Possibility of Revisional surgery
- Persistent pain
It depends on the extent of surgery, the person’s general condition, and other factors that include:
- Hospital / surgical facility cost
- Prescription medication cost
- Anesthetist and Surgeon’s fee
- Nursing and Support Staff fee
- Post-surgery garments
The cost can vary between Rs. 65,000-75,000.
Send us your pictures to get an opinion from our doctor before you come for consultation to help us understand if you are a candidate for the procedure.
How is Hyderabad Cosmetic Surgery (HCS) different?
At HCS, we adopt surgical option that’s best for the individual – safe, predictable and stable. Our patients had experienced rewarding results from Bichectomy surgeries.
We are a team of plastic and cosmetic surgeons who are board certified members with experience Buccal fat removal or cheek reduction procedures.
Our team is led by Dr. Ravindranath Bhyri, M.S, M.Ch, dedicated and board certified Plastic Surgeon with 13 years of surgical experience. He has an expertise in complex Reconstructive & life-saving procedures. Dr. Bhyri is Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeon for several hospitals in Hyderabad / Secunderabad cities.
We discuss with the patient in detail, about the pros and cons of the procedure and answer all questions raised by the patient to help them make informed decisions. HCS provides before-after photos for patients to compare and assess doctor’s expertise.
We are an empathetic team that ensures best patient care, provide post-operative care instructions and cost-effective treatment. You can stay rest assured that you are in the safe hands of a highly-trained and qualified plastic and cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Bhyri at Hyderabad Cosmetic Surgery.