Buccal Fat Reduction : Cheek reduction
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Aesthetic retouch-up is becoming more and more common thanks to innovations in medicine and new technologies. Now, practically, everyone can eliminate their congenital anomalies and improve their physical appearances. One of the interventions that have become more fashionable in recent years is bichectomy or Bichat pads removal or buccal fat pad (BFP).
Bichat fat pads consist of fat deposits on the face, under the cheekbones, which shape the face. Everyone has their fatty deposits, but not all accumulate the same amount of fat. This is why some people tend to have a thinner face, while others have more pronounced cheeks and a more rounded face.
The bichectomy eliminates excess fat from these areas and a part of the pads, depending on the patient’s wishes and the surgeon's advices. The buccal fat pads removals are therefore at the heart of the cheek treatments. Indeed, this fat mass, located in its center, is often responsible for the too chubby cheek. A reduction of bichat will make it possible to refine the cheeks. Buccal fat pads naturally reduce with age, digging the cheeks more intensely. Thus, it must be taken into account before the intervention and not too much reduce their volume.
Cheek slimming surgery is recommended for women as for men with large face, chubby cheeks are due to great amounts of buccal fat, sometimes called "hamster cheeks", and are present regardless of weight and diet: it is often the result of a genetic predisposition. Removing buccal fat pad helps creating more contoured cheeks and face.
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Buccal Fat Reduction price
The price of a Buccal Fat Reduction in Tunisia coupled with a week of recovery or vacation in a 5 stars hotel is at least % cheaper than the sole procedure in Europe and for the same medical quality.
It is important to note that all pre-operative examinations should be performed, such as blood tests and health status. Cheeks refinement must be measured. In fact, the surgeon removes part of the bichat pads and never all of it. Bichectomy requires a good experience; precise cheeks measurement and remodeling enables to get an excellent facial contour with prominent cheek bones.
How is cheek fat removal surgery performed?
Cheek fat reduction intervention is quite simple. It is performed as an outpatient and lasts less than an hour. During the procedure, the surgeon makes two internal incisions in each cheek, in the space between the lower and upper molars, in order to remove the fat pads. Once the incision is made, the bichat pad is identified. Only the excess that exteriorizes spontaneously is removed. Indeed, this anatomical area is complex because many branches of the facial nerve and many very fragile veins are present. It is therefore necessary to remove the part of the bichat pad which spontaneously exteriorizes by itself in order to avoid damaging all these anatomical structures. The result is immediate during the bichectomy procedure which allows the surgeon to dose the fat pad reduction.
Scars related to buccal fat pad removal intervention
An incision, about 10-20 mm, is made inside the mouth, in the inner part of the cheek. Then, it is stitched by resorbable threads. As a result, sutures are completely invisible and hidden inside the mouth. The scar leaves no trace, once the threads have fallen.
Post operative effects and recovery after cheek slimming surgery
No dressing is needed after bichat surgery, but it is recommended to put ice packs on the cheeks to reduce swelling in the first few days after the intervention. In addition, within 24 hours after the cheek slimming technique, it is good to drink cold beverages. Furthermore, it is advised to opt for a lightly mixed meals for 5 days. As for mouthwashes, they are essential for one week after the procedure because the sutures must be kept as sterile as possible. Moreover, the pains are moderate and bearable, they can be calmed by simple analgesics. Besides, the sutures are resorbable and will disappear by their own after 15 days. Depending on the cheeks swelling and bruising, the patient may take 2 to 5 days off and then can resume their work. As for sports activities, it is recommended to wait 15 days after the cheek fat pad removal intervention.
Result and outcome after bichat surgery
The result is most often spectacular. The patient sees a clear improvement in the cheeks and the central area of the face. As the swelling gradually dissipates, the new defined facial profile will develop. The patient will notice the final result within three months after the bichat surgery.
Furthermore, cheek fat pad reduction intervention is rather aesthetic. In fact, the results include thin, contoured and balanced cheeks with more enhanced overall facial appearance. For many patients, this can mean an increase in the level of confidence associated with better self-esteem.
The bichectomy surgery highlights the beauty features of the patients, refines and sculpts their faces by decreasing the volume of their chubby cheeks.
Result and outcome after bichat surgery
It is important to stop smoking 1 month before cheek slimming surgery, as well as avoid taking anti-inflammatory or aspirin. In addition, the patient must have oral hygiene and impeccable dental condition. Indeed, an infection on one or more teeth can challenge the buccal fat pad removal procedure.
The post-operative period also requires care. In fact, it is recommended not to consume raw foods, as they can carry a large amount of bacteria that can cause an infection. Moreover, all fresh fruits and vegetables should be washed before eating very well. It is strictly forbidden to touch the stitches areas.