Buccal fat removal (Bichectomy, Hollywood cheek)
The goal of buccal fat removal is to thin the cheeks, specifically in the area of the cheek hollows by removing the fats on cheek and cheekbones. It is also called as bichectomy or with a more popular name these days Hollywood cheek, triangular face operation or V face operation.
A buccal fat removal removes the buccal fat pad, a naturally occurring pad of fat in the cheek hollow area. It is accurate when applied to faces that are generally close to the square shape of the contour on the face, and to the faces where the fat pad on the cheeks is too high. It can be expressed as the removal of excess fat cushions within the visible outer surface of the cheeks, without leaving any marks, only within the mouth, 1 cm away from the cheek area
Cheek aesthetic surgery, under local anesthesia or general anesthesia, is a comfortable and low-risk operation with no visible scars and takes approximately 30 min for an experienced surgeon. In cheek aesthetics, the size, shape of the fat to be taken from the cheek region and the formation of the jaw for the desired shape depend on the personal preparation of the cheek triangle before the operation. The size of the buccal fat pad varies with each individual patient, and the buccal fat pad in each cheek may be in different sizes. The cheeks must be in harmony with the other parts to provide the face “golden ratio”. So you should remember that surgeon's experience is extremely important.
The goal of cheek augmentation is to add volume or lift to the cheeks. Some people are bothered by their cheeks losing volume, or even sagging, with age. Others never develop the desired volume in their cheeks and are bothered by cheeks that may be considered flat or thin.
The procedure takes approximately 20 min to apply. The filling is injected under the skin. It provides a younger and dynamic look to your face. The main idea of this application is to protect the naturalness of facial expression after filling, so you definitely need experienced hands on your face like any other surgical approaches.