Cheeks (Bichat) fat removal is a very common and not difficult operation in plastic surgery. Patients complain that after they lose extra kilos, their cheeks still look the same. Cheeks (Bichat) fat gives fullnes to the lower part of the face and do not perform any important function. For this reason, the removal of cheeks fat is safe and can be done for individuals, who want a smaller and more oval face shape.
During surgery plastic suregon does about a centimeter incision in the oral mucosa, in the fourth upper teeth. After releasing the cheeks fat, it is removed through the same area of incision. The mucus is usually sutured with melting yarns, which shouldn‘t be removed. Also, in the older age, this surgery can be done with a mid-face or endoscopic forehead and eyebrows lift. In this case, the cheeks fat is turned into the cheeks areas or, in general, removed.
After the operation there is no scar left, swelling may last about a couple of weeks, but it is not noticeable. The final result is visible after two, three months. Then patients can enjoy the naturally-occurring changes of the face: the jawbone line and oval face shape.