What is a bichectomy?
A bichectomy is a plastic surgery procedure that extracts the buccal fat pads from the cheeks. The removal of buccal fat, results in the appearance of a thinner face. The objective of this procedure is to create a more defined facial structure and decrease cheek fullness.
Buccal fat refers to pockets of fat found in the cheeks, which create an appearance of chubby cheeks, also known as “chipmunk cheeks.”
The presence of these fat pockets leads to a rounder facial appearance, creating less defined facial features, in both the lower face and the upper cheekbone.
Who Is the Ideal Candidate for a Bichectomy Procedure?
The ideal candidate for buccal fat removal in Montreal can be individuals who may feel self-conscious about the appearance of their cheeks.
Similarly, individuals who have tried to slim down their faces through exercising and diet, but never achieved desired results, make for great candidates for this procedure.
Finally, people with prominent cheekbones who would like to improve their overall looks by trimming some their buccal fat, may find this appealing.
What Does the Buccal Fat Removal Procedure Consist Of?
The removal of face fat through buccal fat removal surgery, is a minimally invasive procedure. Typically, the procedure begins with a small incision made inside the mouth. The strategic placement of the incisions will ensure that the scars created will not be visible.
Then, Dr. Azzi will meticulously excise the correct amount of fat to ensure natural-looking results. Finally, sutures are used to close the small incisions.
The amount of facial fat that will get removed is determined during your consultation with Dr. Azzi
How Much Does a Bichectomy Cost?
The cost of a bichectomy generally depends on the treatment plan developed for you. Other adjunctive procedures, such as a facelift surgery, will have an impact on the final cost.
During the consultation, Dr. Alain Azzi will perform a physical exam, and will review your specific needs.
A member from our outpatient care coordination department will subsequently provide you with details, regarding the cost of a bichectomy in Montreal.
We offer both in-person and virtual plastic surgery consultations.