Bichat Bags Removal or cheek fat reduction is a surgical procedure performed to reduce fat stored in the cheeks.
Cheek fat reduction is performed on an outpatient basis under sedation, local anaesthesia or general anaesthesia. In this procedure, the buccal fat in your cheeks will be removed or reduced without disturbing the tissues and muscles. An incision is made inside the mouth, so there is no external scarring. The amount of fat removed is proportionately the same in each cheek.
Getting back to normal
Patients often go home the same day after cheek fat removal surgery. Mild discomfort associated with initial treatment can be easily controlled with oral medication. Swelling, tenderness, and numbness if any, will subside within 7 days of the procedure.
Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty involving the restoration, reconstruction, or alteration of the human body. It can be divided into two main categories: reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery.