Bichectomy is a surgical procedure in which a doctor removes the Bichat balls or Buccal Fat Bags (BGB) from a patient, with the aim of “thinning” his face. These are found on the inside of the cheeks and their size varies according to genetics
Who do we recommend it for?
It is a technique that we recommend for rounded faces in which there is an excess of facial fat without excess muscle volume. It is an ideal process to perform together with submental and cervical liposuction on overweight faces or those with excess regional volume.
- During the first 3-4 days you should sleep with your head higher than your feet and apply local ice in the first 48-72 hours.
- It is advisable not to eat food that requires a large mouth opening during the first 5 days, or bite directly with the anterior mandibular arch. Nor should you take foods that are very hard or that require continued chewing.
- It is preferable not to rinse the mouth for 24 hours to avoid removing the clots that protect the mucosal wound and to avoid bleeding.
- After 5-6 days, necessary for the inflammation to decrease, you can have a social life. In some cases, the inflammation can persist for a couple of days, especially in patients with white skin who also have an accumulation of subcutaneous fat.
- The final result takes about 3-4 months to be seen, time in which the residual inflammation of the tissues disappears, although the results already begin to be appreciated at the end of the first month.
Want more information on Bichectomy before the procedure?
Contact Dr. Enrique Hanabergh Jr at:
(305) 501-2451 or