Bichectomy: How to get Hollywood Cheeks?
Many desire to have cheekbones and jawlines like Hollywood stars. The chiseled face has always been one of the most desired beauty aspects. Some are born with it, and some can acquire it with the help of a skilled aesthetic surgeon. We also have a name for this, called Hollywood cheeks. In technical terms, it is popularly known as bichectomy.
Some people have a plum round face even with the ideal weight. The face and cheeks can make them look overweight. Blame it on your genes; even with a good diet and active lifestyle, you may not be able to get rid of this stubborn cheek fat. The face can be reshaped by eliminating extra cheek fat tissue with a bichectomy without leaving any obvious scars.
What is bichectomy?
The less-invasive surgical procedure to remove extra cheek fat to achieve a more proportionate face and defined jaw lines is called bichectomy.
The chubbiness of the face, which may cause comfort to you, is treated by the removal of fat from inside the mouth. The procedure is popularly known as Hollywood Cheeks Aesthetics because Hollywood stars favor it. The procedure makes your cheeks look leaner, and gives you defined jawlines and a slim and youthful appearance.
Who is a suitable candidate for Hollywood cheek surgery?
This procedure is simply accessible to everyone who has fat in the cheek area and is worried about the thick, square, or round facial features. Bichectomy is advised for persons who just have fat in the cheek area to achieve better results, which means a proportional and attractive facial contour. The process is typically risk-free, but it is not advised for everyone. We have outlined a few circumstances in which bichectomy is not advised:
- Overweight or obese people are not advised to have this surgery. The person must have an ideal weight to qualify for the procedure.
- The person must be between the age group of 18 years and 45 years.
- Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers are also not advised for the procedure.
How is bichectomy performed?
Bichectomy is also known by different terms such as cheek thinning procedure, cheek fat removal, buccal fat removal, and Hollywood cheeks. It is performed under local anesthesia and generally done as an outpatient surgery. The procedure begins with the cleaning of the mouth. It is an essential step as it helps reduce the possibility of infection. A small incision (approx. 1 cm) is made inside the cheek, and adipose tissue (40%-50%) is removed from both cheeks. Adipose tissues, which are also known as body fat, are connective tissues found under the skin.
The removal of fat gives the patient a much leaner facial structure. The procedure takes 35-40 minutes (including both cheeks). The incisions are sewn back, and the area is covered with a bandage. After the procedure, generally, the patient is discharged from the hospital on the same day unless the doctor advises against it.
The patients can typically return to their daily activities after the surgery. The mild swelling and bandage may prevent you from returning to work for a few days. You may also see some redness in the facial area, which generally subsides in 4-5 days. Doctors prescribe antibiotics and oral care products to prevent infection and inflammation around the suture inside the cheeks. You can view the final result in 3 weeks.
Things to consider after the surgery
Due to tiny stitches inside the mouth, patients are advised to avoid solid food for the first and second days. The patient can have trouble chewing on the first day after surgery, and chewing could also harm the sutures. You can do a transition to slightly solid food starting on the second day after the first day of liquid food and then continue with solid meals going forward. After surgery, refrain from mouthwash for three days. After cheek surgery, the stitches are barely noticeable. Take extreme care while brushing your teeth to avoid any infections. In a few days, the sutures in your mouth will be fully absorbed. The cheeks won’t feel as sensitive as before the surgery.
What are the risks of bichetomy surgery?
Bichectomy is typically a quick, easy treatment with positive outcomes that carries no risks or has a very minimal risk of complications. As with any procedure, it is crucial that the surgeon has extensive knowledge of the local anatomy.
Trismus, hemorrhages, facial infections, lesions of the parotid gland, and facial paralysis are some of the more complicated complications associated with bichectomy. However, they are extremely rare. Despite being a technically straightforward procedure, edoema and hematoma are common complications associated with any surgical procedure.
Is bichectomy permanent?
Permanent or temporary results depend on how much fat is removed from the cheeks. If the entire buccal fat is removed, it doesn’t return, so you can get permanent results. However, it may not be advisable to all, which is why many avoid complete buccal fat removal. Significant weight fluctuations can affect the results of surgery. After partial weight gain, the cheek fat may return. The natural aging process also affects the results. You may have to look for a solution for wrinkles and sagging skin to have a more permanent result.
One of the key factors to consider before you plan a cheek reduction surgery is choosing the right surgeon. An experienced aesthetic surgeon can give you a clear picture of how the fat will be removed, and they may also explain if there is any filler requirement. At 7DMC we ensure you get an opportunity to be treated by one of the best cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists. Our aesthetic clinic is equipped with all the latest facilities.
The golden ratio of the face is one of the most desired aspects of the face structure. The cheek and jaw form a triangle popularly known as the golden ratio by plastic surgeons. Most people secretly desire Hollywood cheeks, just like celebrities. Bichectomy helps you achieve just that. The key results ensure a youthful appearance and an attractive face. The non-invasive surgery has proven to be highly successful, and a faster recovery process is just the icing on the cake. It is an effective and safe procedure that aims to improve your cheekbones’ contours. An experienced aesthetic surgeon knows to aim surgery results based on the patients’ gender. Men desire a defined jawline, while women seek delicately sculpted and slender facial contours. We have experts that can bring the best results for men as well as women.