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Buccal Fat Removal




1 day


Local anaesthesia


3 days




7-10 days in Turkey


Buccal fat is the fat stored in the lower cheeks. The presence of large buccal fat deposits in the cheek area gives the appearance of chubby cheeks. Buccal fat removal (bichetomy) is a procedure where the excess buccal fat is removed by the surgeon.

What can bichectomy do?

By removing the excess fat tissue in the cheek area this procedure highlights your cheekbones and contours your facial features to give a contured face.

How is bichectomy performed?

Buccal fat removal is an outbound procedure. It is a quick and painless and it usually takes an hour which can be done with local or general anaesthesia. Your surgeon makes a small incision inside the mouth. From that point, your surgeon can reach the inner regions of your cheek to cut your “buccinator muscles”. Next, external pressure is applied from the outside in order to squeeze the buccal fat from the small incision. Once the surgeon removes all the fat tissue, the incisions are sutured.

What is the recovery like after the surgery?

You should experience mild to moderate swelling after the procedure, which can be managed with pain medications. You should have someone drive you back home after the procedure because you’ll be under the influence of anesthesia. Most people can resume work the next day without any downtime — but only if the work isn’t excessively physically taxing. You can resume all normal activities within a week. The final shape will be seen in three weeks.

How is the aftercare?

Mild to moderate swelling is expected after the procedure. This pain can be eased with pain medications. For the first 3 days, it is important to keep the mouth sterile with mouthwash. The sutures inside the mouth are self-dissolving; meaning there is no need to remove them once the procedure is done. Most people can resume their daily activities the next day. This procedure does not have any downtime.


If you find yourself troubled by plump, well-rounded cheeks and have long desired more defined, sculpted cheekbones, the procedure known as buccal fat removal might be an appealing option. Also recognized as bichectomy or cheek reduction surgery, this is a secure and efficient method to attain a leaner and improved facial contour. 

Benefits of Bichectomy

By removing the excess fat tissue in the cheek area this procedure highlights your cheekbones and contours your facial features to give a contoured face.

Opting for a bichectomy presents various advantages for those aiming to attain a refined facial look. Here are some benefits associated with the procedure:


  • Enhanced facial contour
  • Results that appear natural
  • Minimal invasiveness
  • Swift recovery
  • Heightened self-confidence

Is a Bichechtomy Right For You?

If the prospect of undergoing a bichectomy intrigues you, it is crucial to schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon at Nuannce Clinic. Throughout this consultation, our medical professionals will assess your facial anatomy, engage in a discussion about your objectives, and ascertain the appropriateness of a bichectomy for your needs.

They will offer thorough advice, address any queries you might pose, and ensure that you hold realistic expectations regarding the potential outcomes.


How much does Buccal Fat Removal Cost in Turkey?

Turkey provides cost-effective rates for the quality services it delivers. Prices may vary depending on factors such as location and clinic choice. Therefore, it is recommended to directly contact specific clinics or plastic surgery centers for accurate and up-to-date cost details. Feel free to reach out to us for additional information on the pricing of buccal fat removal!

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