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Guide to Bichectomy Surgery Antalya, Turkey

Puffed up or fat chin can make a person look fat, older, and less attractive, this has always been the case with women. When they have puffed up cheeks, they resort to dieting and regular exercise to tone the fat down but that’s not always possible.

That’s where the Bichectomy Surgery comes in. 

The Bichectomy surgery can remove excess fat from the cheeks. In simple terms, it removes a structure known as Bichat fat pad that makes a person look overweight and not have a balanced facial structure. With the help of Bichectomy, people can not only remove the excess skin but enhance their overall shape and look much more appealing to others.

If you are looking for Bichectomy surgery in Antalya, Turkey, then we have the finest certified Bichectomy experts available that can perform the procedure with utmost care.

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What Does Bichectomy Surgery Include?

Our board-certified facial plastic surgeons can make the surgery a comfortable experience for you. The surgery will include the following:

  • Surgeon's fee
  • Hospital or surgical facility costs
  • Anaesthesia fees
  • Prescriptions for medication
  • Medical tests 

The charges for the surgery would need to be paid in advance so that preparations can be made for your Bichectomy surgery. Moreover, the doctors would require photographs of your cheeks and a defined structure of how your cheeks will look by toning down the excess fat. In some cases, our specialists will also provide you with images or visuals of how your face will appear after the removal of Bichat fat pads.

Are You a Candidate for Buccal Fat Extraction?

If you are healthy and don’t have a chronic underlying disease that can become a problem during the Bichectomy fat extraction, then you can go for surgery. 

When you take an appointment with our specialists, they will diagnose you and take relevant tests to find out if you are in the right condition for the Bichectomy fat extraction. 

However, not every puffy cheek problem requires Bichectomy treatment. In some cases, regular exercise, dieting, and having a better quality of life can remove the excess fat from the cheeks automatically.

The best way to find out if you really need Bichectomy fat removal surgery is to consult your physician. Or you can book an appointment with our experienced specialists who can guide you about it in more detail.

An ideal Bichectomy treatment candidate should:

  1. Know about the realistic goals of getting a Bichectomy treatment. This would include not being delusional that their problems will get solved once the surgery is performed. 
  2. Know that the surgery doesn’t guarantee attractiveness in physical appearance. It can lift the face muscles by reducing the fat present on cheeks but it doesn’t guarantee physical beauty.
  3. Know that the surgery won’t build confidence in the person. Majority of our patients come to us because they are looking to enhance their confidence. That is not part of the surgery. Of course, it can be a byproduct but that should not be the initial purpose of getting Bichectomy treatment. Instead, if that is the case, the person would require psychological therapy.

It is better that you prepare a list of questions that you need to ask the Bichectomy certified specialists so that you can get a proper evaluation of your condition and if your problem will be solved by the treatment.

Preparation for Bichectomy Cheek Reduction Surgery

The Bichectomy treatment will include reduction of the cheek area. To ensure that the right amount of fat is removed from inside  the cheeks, our specialists will perform some preliminary tests. They will also provide you and the medicines that will be needed to perform the surgery. You may also ask them about the recovery period and the medicine that will be needed during that time.

Note: If you are a regular smoker and wish to get cheek surgery performed, you will need to quit smoking during the recovery period. The usual recovery period can be 15 to 20 days but doctors there are chances of side effects post-recovery. Smoking can interfere with your recovery and compromise your results. 

Cheek Reduction Risks

Certain risks exist in buccal fat reduction surgery that you as a patient need to know before your surgery.

These risks include:

  • Complications of anaesthesia 
  • Bleeding post-surgery 
  • Surgical infection
  • Nerve or tissue damage
  • Excessive scars
  • Asymmetry
  • Lumps on the cheeks
  • Wrinkles of the cheek post-surgery 
  • Client dissatisfaction with the aesthetics

Bichectomy Extraction: Duration & Complications of Procedure

The bichectomy fat extraction surgery takes around an hour. It is performed as an outpatient procedure under general anaesthesia or using local anaesthesia with sedation. Often bichectomy fat removal procedure is combined with other visual enhancement surgeries such as facelift, brow lift or eyelid surgery. In that case, the duration of the treatment will be a lot longer depending on the time of each surgical procedure.

Buccal Fat Extraction Recovery in Antalya, Turkey

After your bichectomy treatment, you may get a nauseous feeling because of the anaesthesia. You may also get initial discomfort and swelling. Our specialists will prescribe medications to help with discomfort and you will be recommended more rest to help with the recovery. 

One thing you need to understand about the Buccal fat removal surgery is that the incisions are made inside your mouth. So eating food can be challenging for the first few days after the surgery. You can only take a soft diet and it is recommended that you get shakes and juices to stay energetic and hydrated. 

During this period, you should avoid acidic foods such as oranges and tomatoes, which can lead to burns and irritation.

After a week, any swelling would have subsided and you can take hard chewable food. You will also have to visit our specialist after a week for post-recovery symptoms (if any) and then you can resume your regular activities.

Since bichectomy is part of the cosmetic plastic surgery procedures, it isn’t covered under the health insurance policy. If you are living in Antalya or in Turkey and would want to know whether the bichectomy procedure is covered by your medical policy, check with your insurance company.

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