Bichectomy is a procedure in which excess fat is surgically removed from the cheeks in order to make facial contours more defined and emphasise the cheekbones. This type of operation is usually preferred by people who want to achieve a sharper and more defined facial profile.
Aesthetically, this procedure makes the face look thinner and longer. While the cheekbones become more prominent, the overall structure of the face becomes more balanced and harmonious. This can also be preferred to look better, especially in photo or video shoots, or to gain an advantage in professions with strong aesthetic aspects such as modelling and acting.
From a functional point of view, the removal of excess fat can allow the facial muscles to move more freely, but usually the procedure is performed more for aesthetic concerns.
The operation is usually performed under local anaesthesia and takes approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour. The healing process is quite fast, usually you can return to normal activities within a few days. However, swelling or bruising that may occur after the operation may take several weeks.
For those considering bichectomy surgery, a detailed consultation process is important. During this process, the surgeon discusses the patient’s aesthetic goals, possible risks and the results of the procedure in detail. This increases the success of the surgery and the patient’s satisfaction.