It is a procedure where the buccal fat pads are removed from the cheeks through a very small incision made inside the mouth. Bichat’s fat pads do not fulfill any special function; they only add volume and make our cheeks look “chubby”. Undergoing bichectomy enhances facial contour giving the patient a slimmer and harmonious face with permanent results.
It is outpatient (discharge the same day)
Local anesthesia. If combined with other face or body procedures, general anesthesia is required.
Most patients return to their daily activities within 2 days.
They are permanent and to maintain the result, the patient is required to complement it with diet and exercise.
Pain is mild.
Inflammation, bruising, infection
After the age of 15.
It can be done with other face or body procedures.
Dr. Alvis Jimenez performs Bichectomy in the Mexico City clinics at Hospital Ángeles Lindavista and in Tijuana at NewCity Medical Plaza.