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What is a bichectomy?

It is a surgical procedure, also commonly called cheek surgery, which is done to extract the little balls of fat that are under the cheeks, known as bichat balls, by means of this procedure it is possible to obtain a sharper look to too round or bulging faces.


  • It is a low risk surgery.
  • Appearance of a harmonious and thinner facial oval.
  • Quick recovery, it is recommended to have a week of rest to obtain the desired results.
  • Permanent results, once the bichat balls are removed, there is no way they come back.

What are the times of surgery?

Times may vary depending on the patient.

Duration of surgery

30 minutes

Discomfort time

1 day

Recovery time

2 - 3 days

Type of anesthesia


Hospitalization required



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Frequently Asked Questions

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1 What is a bichectomy?

It is a procedure in which the bichat bags, which are some pads of fat located in the area of the cheeks and to eliminate them it is necessary to approach a small incision with local anesthesia inside the mouth. The operation of the cheeks is a very good option for those people who want to decrease the cheeks. As it is an outpatient procedure, the cheeks can be restarted immediately daily activities with certain post-operative care.

No. There are no post-operative scars.

The medications are analgesics and antibiotics.

The appearance of bleeding, corking sensation, hematomas, inflammation and infections.

Includes: fees for the surgeon and his surgical team, stay in hospital, and post-surgical check-up appointments.

Does not include: post-surgical girdles (barbicuello), pre-operative analysis, and medications.

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