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To get cheeks that are thinner!


Number of Sessions


Operation Time

45 Minutes

Persistence of Results




Sensitivity Time

2 Days

Time to Return to Work



Sedation and/or Local


All Seasons

What Is Bichectomy?

The Hollywood Cheek Surgery, also known as a bichectomy, is the surgical removal of extra cheek fat. The procedure results in slimmer facial features and more pronounced cheekbones.

The cheekbones are made more prominent with bichectomy, and if desired, the face can be given a longer facial aspect by combining bichectomy with the chin implant procedure. The bichectomy procedure just involves lessening the roundness of the face, despite the fact that people anticipate having a completely new face after the procedure.

As it decreases the fat mass on the cheeks, it also has a preventative effect on the prospective deformations that might happen in the aging area.


How Is The Procedure Performed?

An incision of roughly one centimeters is made from the inside of the lips to the cheeks during this procedure, which is carried out under local anesthetic. Then, the extra cheek fat tissue is eliminated. The incisions are stitched up at the end of the treatment with dissolving stitches, which eliminate the need for post-op removal.

People who have had the procedure are typically released and able to go back to work the same day. Cheek swelling (edema) that may appear in the first few days following surgery will go away in a few weeks. Surgical incisions typically heal completely and take on the intended appearance after a week on average.


What Steps Must Be Taken Following a Bichectomy Operation?

  • Getting enough nutrients during the first week of recovery aids in a quicker and better recovery;
  • The first three days should be spent on a liquid diet, the fourth through sixth days should be spent switching to soft foods, and the seventh day should be spent getting back to regular eating routines.
  • The patient may wear a bandage if the surgeon determines it is required. In this situation, the bandage must be left on for at least two hours following surgery. Additionally, the bandage avoids bruises.
  • It is important to follow the doctor’s prescribed oral hygiene regimen on a regular basis.
  • If edema develops, pressing the cheek with a cold compress can lessen the swelling.
  • After the operation, the face may take some time to settle and the swelling to subside. This differs from person to person.