You have tried all the makeup tricks to hide your cachetitos but they still make you look poorly shaped.
Although it could be something exaggerated or of little importance, there are many people who are not comfortable with the way their face looks because their face looks round or poorly profiled.
If you have already tried all the remedies, makeup, lose weight more, facial exercises … and you still do not look how you want, I want you to know that there is a surgical solution that is simple, fast and super effective that will help you look more profiled.
I imagine that you are intimidated by knowing that this translates into removing a part of your body but I want you to know that these Bichat bags are not essential for you, since their main function is carried out during the first years of life of the patients, as they learn to chew and suck like babies.
To learn more about this topic and identify if it may be an option for you, we spoke with Dr. Alexander Zuriarrain, renowned plastic surgeon and medical director of Zuri Plactic Surgery in Miami, and clarified the main doubts about the bichectomy.
Let’s start by knowing what they take away from us when we undergo bichectomy. You eliminate us the bags of Bichat, and What are Bichat bags?
Bichat bags are glands of fatty tissue that accumulate in the cheek area. These glands do not have a specific function beyond providing volume to that area, and can be of different sizes depending on the texture of the individual who possesses them.
How is the removal of these glands carried out?
The procedure consists of removing the fat bags using a minimally invasive technique. The technique consists of making a very small wound inside the mouth. The fat can be removed using local anesthesia. The wound is closed with an absorbable suture. The procedure takes 30 minutes.
How long does recovery take?
Recovery is quick and with little discomfort. It takes a week for the wound to fully heal. The swelling on the cheek can last for several months and is greatly improved after the first month. The patient may experience slight swelling in the inner cheek area and slightly uncomfortable pain when eating or chewing for the first few days after surgery. Therefore, applying ice to the area for the first two days is recommended.
What results can we expect?
The surgery manages to refine and stylize the face. This surgical procedure is the perfect thing to reduce the volume of the cheeks, causing the cheekbones and the jaw line to be more prominent, in addition, this leads to an improvement of the facial contours, since the face is thinned and brings more harmony and aesthetics to facial features.
Who are the best candidates for this procedure?
The best candidates are people with excess fat on the cheek other than being overweight or obese. People who want a more refined and less round face are excellent candidates.
So if you have already exhausted all the resources to achieve a face, thin, more profiled and better defined, consider the bichectomy. It is very important that you always make sure that the doctor has the proper certifications. Try to see examples of work that the specialist has done on other patients.