Bichectomy / Hollywood Cheek


Bichectomy / Hollywood Cheek

Since ancient times, when beauty is mentioned, the “golden ratio”, a mathematical ratio, is sought among face shapes. One of the components of this golden ratio on the face is the shape of the cheek. Sometimes, although people do not have weight problems, their cheeks usually appear fuller than normal due to genetic predisposition and this causes some aesthetic problems. The solution of these problems and the ideal appearance of the cheek shape is possible with the “bichectomy” operation.

Bichectomy treatment, which can also be described as a cheek thinning operation, can be applied in combination with other applications related to facial rejuvenation and smile design, as well as being one of the most popular aesthetic applications in recent years.

What is a bichectomy?

The clarity of the cheekbones and the sharpness of the lines are of great importance in facial aesthetics. The triangle formed by the cheekbones on both cheeks and the tip of the chin is called the “youth triangle”, and the prominence of these points greatly changes the facial aesthetics of the person. Sometimes the lines formed by the cheekbones disappear with the appearance of too full cheeks and the person has more rounded facial features. This situation is not only related to overweight, but also genetic factors can be decisive. While this image may be considered normal for a certain period of time after adolescence, it may become aesthetically disturbing afterwards. In such cases, the treatment method in which a certain amount of adipose tissue is surgically removed from the cheek is called “Bichectomy”.

How is a bichectomy done?

First of all, the person’s suitability in terms of examination and operation is determined by a specialist physician. If bichectomy will not be performed in combination with another facial rejuvenation application, the procedure is usually performed through the mouth. For this, first of all, anesthesia is applied to the inner cheek tissue to be operated in the mouth. Then, with a small incision, the inner cheek fat tissue called “Buccal Fat” is reached and some of this tissue is removed from the cheek area, making the cheekbones more prominent. At this stage, one of the most important points is to provide a similar appearance on both cheeks and to achieve the necessary symmetrical image. After the ideal image is captured, the incision areas in the mouth are closed with stitches. Sometimes, the fat tissue taken or some other fillers can be added to the area above the cheekbones to create sharper lines on the cheeks.

What Should Be Considered After Bichectomy Treatment?

Generally, after bichectomy applications, the person can return to his/her normal life directly. As in every surgical intervention, the use of antibiotics, painkillers and mouthwash may be recommended by the physician after the bichectomy operation. In the first few days after the operation, some pain and swelling may be observed due to edema. The risk of developing edema can be reduced with the application of cold compresses. Since the incision is made through the mouth, attention should be paid to the doctor’s instructions about nutrition for a while. In about a week, these problems disappear and the treatment is completed with the removal of intraoral sutures. The results of the bichectomy can be seen literally in about six months.

Who Can Have a Bichectomy?

Bichectomy, that is, cheek thinning operation, can be performed for every person who is disturbed by the excess fat tissue in their cheeks that is not related to weight. In addition, the age of 25 is generally accepted as the age limit for bichectomy operation. The reason for this is that the face shapes of people do not fit completely until the age of 25 and the cheek shapes can vary until this age. Afterwards, there is not much change in the face shapes and cheek structures of the people.

Dental Group Hospitadent is with you in aesthetic applications such as bichectomy, dermal filling, smile design, which are complementary to your smile, in addition to your oral and dental health treatments with its expert physician staff, state-of-the-art equipment and the most up-to-date treatment methods. Treatments and aesthetic applications offered by Dental Group Hospitadent are successfully applied at the same quality standards in all branches.

Treatment Summary

Number of Transactions


Return to Work Process


Processing Time

10 Days

Full Recovery Process


Anesthesia Method

Local anesthesia

Persistence of Results

5 Years

Sensitivity Process


Eating - Drinking Process

2 Hours Later

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