Bichectomy is a cosmetic surgical procedure that focuses on reducing prominent or rounded cheeks. Also known as cheek reduction surgery, this procedure seeks to enhance facial features and define facial contours for a slimmer, more balanced appearance.
During a bichectomy, a small incision is made on the inside of the cheeks to access pockets of fat called Bichat balls. These pockets of fat are carefully removed or reduced to create a more angular appearance in the cheek area. The goal is to achieve a more stylized face, enhancing the cheekbones and defining the facial contours.
It is important to note that a bichectomy is a safe and short-lived procedure, with a generally quick recovery. Results are gradually seen as puffiness subsides, revealing a leaner, more defined face.