Are you unhappy with the current shape of your facial contour? Do you feel that your cheeks are overly full, round, or chubby? Here at Bella Forma Cosmetic Surgery we want to help each of our patients feel radiantly beautiful from the inside out. If you are unhappy with the current look of your facial structure or overly full cheeks, we offer Bichectomy or Buccal Fat Reduction to improve and bring harmony to your overall facial shape.
What is Bichectomy or Buccal Fat Reduction?
This personalized procedure is a facial rejuvenation surgery designed to create soft transitions between the different subunits of the face. Bichectomy or Buccal Fat Reduction uses a method for refining the appearance of the buccal fat pads if they are excessively round to create a smooth and refined facial shape. For patients with overly chubby cheeks, removing the buccal fat pad can provide a more symmetrical facial appearance. This specialized treatment is performed on the inside of the mouth in order to avoid visible scarring on the face. The buccal fat pads are extremely important for successful facial rejuvenation, and can offer you a more attractive facial appearance.
How Does it Work?
During an initial consultation, an evaluation of your mid-face is performed in order to develop a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and aesthetic desires.
The procedure is performed as an outpatient surgery, and patients can return home the day of their surgery. The procedure may be performed under either local anesthesia or IV sedation. As a stand-alone procedure, the buccal fat pad can be accessed through the inside of the cheek. During the procedure, slight incisions are gently made on the inside of the mouth. The buccal fat pad is then strategically modified or removed resulting in a more refined and sculpted facial appearance without any visible scars. If a lifting procedure is being performed, the buccal fat pad may be accessed through that incision. Results offer patients an enhanced and youthful contour and an improved overall facial shape.
Following treatment, you will be sent home with recovery instructions to follow to achieve optimal results. Patients may experience swelling after surgery, however the swelling will subside on its own within the weeks following treatment. After the swelling goes down, you can enjoy your thinner and more contoured facial shape.
Who is a Candidate?
An ideal candidate for Bichectomy or Buccal Fat Reduction include individuals:
- With larger or chubby cheeks
- Have a convex cheek appearance
- Have sunken cheeks under the cheekbones
- Who wish to rejuvenate their overall facial appearance
If you are searching for a solution to achieve a more defined facial structure, Bichectomy or Buccal Fat Reduction could benefit you. Reach out to the professionals here at Bella Forma Cosmetic Surgery to learn more about our many rejuvenating treatments. Contact us today and schedule your consultation!