Also known as Buccal Fat Removal, removes the buccal fat pad in the cheek hollow area. The size of the buccal fat pad varies with each individual patient, and the buccal fat pad in each cheek may be different sizes. Buccal fat pad extraction surgery is typically not performed in people with thin, narrow faces as removal of the fat may cause the face to look more gaunt with age.
You will be given anesthesia so that you will be comfortable during the surgical procedures. Your surgeon will suggest either intravenous sedation or general anesthesia.
A Bichectomy surgery requires an incision on the inside of the mouth, on the inner portion of your cheek.
After surgery, the sutures are absorbable. Be sure to avoid playing with the sutures with your tongue until cleared by Dr. Luis Suarez.
Your Bichectomy surgery will result in a slimmer, more contoured cheek, specifically in the cheek hollow area.
Following your Bichectomy surgery, you may be instructed to stay on a liquid diet for several days or longer. Dr. Luis Suarez may instruct you on special mouth rinses to reduce the risk of infection.