The changing perception of beauty has a huge impact on the development of different techniques. Bichectomy, which has attracted attention in recent years with its increasing popularity and strong change it creates in the face, is one of the procedures that emerged with the changing perception of beauty. Bichectomy, which is also known as the Hollywood cheek, used to be one of the procedures frequently performed by famous figures for a certain period; and nowadays its effect is appreciated by everyone. It is a procedure that reinforces the young look by providing slimming in the cheek area and, making the face look slimmer and longer than it naturally is.
What is Bichectomy/Cheek Aesthetics? How Is It Performed?
Bichectomy is also called cheek aesthetics. Bichectomy is the process of removing the fat tissues behind the masseter and buccinator muscles in the cheek with an incision made inside the mouth. This procedure, also known as cheek aesthetics or Hollywood cheeks, is performed in a very short time. It is very popular due to the fact that there is no scar after the procedure.
Who Can Have Bichectomy/Cheek Aesthetics?
Individuals, who desire to undergo bichectomy, should not have a very long facial line. This process is not normally recommended for individuals with a long face, as it will make the face look thinner and longer. The fat tissue called Bichat is actually an important supporter for the facial area, and is also known as a source of stem cell. Therefore, it is recommended that the procedure be performed only on individuals with excess tissue. The procedure, which is suitable for individuals in their ideal weights, is not recommended for individuals, who are on or about to start a slimming diet.
Planning Process Before Bichectomy/Cheek Aesthetics
Bichectomy is a procedure performed under general anesthesia; therefore, necessary examinations must be performed before the procedure. The planning can be performed if the general medical condition of the individual is suitable for the procedure. Before the procedure, it is recommended to take measures in order to make the process more comfortable. It is very important to have this type of procedure at the ideal weight. Otherwise, the attractive appearance on the cheeks may turn into a weak and tired look due to the weight loss after bichectomy. In order to prevent any complications that may occur during the procedure and to maintain the smooth recovery process, it is recommended to avoid using blood thinners, alcohol consumption, smoking, drinking herbal tea, and using supplements approximately 7-10 days before the procedure.
Recovery Process After Bichectomy/Cheek Aesthetics
Generally, there is a smooth process after bichectomy. Avoiding very hot nutrients for only the first 3 days will facilitate the healing of the incisions in the mouth. Since the procedure is performed inside the mouth, attention should be paid to oral hygiene. Since dissolvable stitches are used in bichectomy, there is no such process as the removal of the stitches. Although the recovery process varies according to the individuals, the edema on the face is expected to disappear in 2 weeks after bichectomy.