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What is Bichectomy

Cheek surgery, or bichectomy, is a procedure to shrink the cheeks, which consists in removing the Bichat ball or fat from this region. This aesthetic procedure has become increasingly popular in recent years. The SBCP (Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery) reported that three times as many women underwent cheek reduction surgeries between 2014 and 2015.

Medical Travel Brazil has partnered with some of the best surgeons who, in addition to being experts and researchers in the area, are nationally and internationally renowned for the quality and exclusivity of the care provided and precision in surgical results.  Here we explain the real benefits of the procedure and how we can improve your quality of life with a highly safe and warmly supported medical trip by our team of Concierges, Doctors and Nurses.

Who is a good candidate for bichectomy?

Bichectomy is usually indicated for people who have prominent cheeks and tend to bite the inside of the cheek, causing frequent wounds. However, doctors specializing in bichectomy report that more patients have been seeking the procedure in order to thin the face; after all, the rounded appearance of the cheeks gives the impression of being overweight.

Who is not a good candidate for this procedure?

Bichectomy is not indicated for overweight patients, patients with sagging skin due to age or those without excess volume of the Bichat ball. In such cases, there are other aesthetic procedures that may be indicated for these patients, such as a facelift.

How is an aesthetic surgery for cheek reduction performed?

Currently, the cheek reduction procedure can be done in two ways: laser and traditional. The fiberoptic laser bichectomy surgery is performed with a minimal incision and the laser burns the fat above the cheekbone. In a traditional surgery, this fat is dissected, making the procedure more invasive, with more post-surgical effects.

Discover the step-by-step of the breast reduction surgery:

  • 1. Anamnesis:

    An appointment with the healthcare professional is scheduled to assess and propose the ideal treatment.

  • 2. Clinical tests:

    The doctor will ask for blood tests and an electrocardiogram, which are required before the surgery.

  • 3. Hospitalization and surgery:

    The patient is hospitalized and directed to the procedure, which lasts about an hour and half on average, with local anesthesia. Hospital discharge occurs on the same day.

  • 4. Post-surgery:

    Recovery from the procedure is easy. The patient will be discharged with 2cm-long scars inside the mouth. The patient should avoid hot food or drinks for one week. They should also avoid exposure to the sun. In addition, it is recommended to put ice on the cheeks during daytime for two days. Recovery is simple, but the aesthetic results will be more effective if these recommendations are followed.

Meet our professionals

We have some of the best surgeons in Brazil to provide our clients with the safety of performing their long-awaited surgery with renowned professionals, chosen by the patients themselves.

We take care of every detail in your medical trip

The first step is choosing the ideal procedure. Select a physician and schedule an initial appointment so we can get to know you better and assess your health. We will be ready to accompany and guide you on the following steps.

Rest assured: we will define all the details of your journey together, from your arrival in Brazil to your trip back home. During this follow-up, we will have the chance to choose the appropriate hotel or SPA, according to the procedure chosen. At Medical Travel Brazil, everything is planned to meet your needs.

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Includes transfers from and to:
Airport + Hotel + Clinic + Hospital

Hotel or SPA post surgery

Exclusive Concierge Service

Highly qualified medical team