The bags or balls of Bichat are two clusters of fat that are deep in the cheeks. Located under the muscle buscinador add volume to the cheeks. As they lack vital function and are far from nerves and important organs, their extraction will have no consequence.
These adiposities to be removed produce a beautiful contour in the middle facial and a more stylized face, which without a doubt will give a more harmonious touch to your face. Due to the great experience I have obtained in bichectomy and the numerous studies that exist, it has been demonstrated that the excision or removal of Bichat bags will not produce tissue deficiency in old age.
The procedure lasts 30 minutes, for the brief and the minimum incision of 15 millimeters, is done under local anesthesia, or sedation after which a recovery period of one hour and outpatient, the patient goes home.
The incision is made orally, inside the mouth, so it leaves no scars. The recovery only about 5 days and the result is appreciable when all the inflammation disappears approximately between four and five weeks. It is surprising how frequent and requested this procedure is, because the simple and pleasant result offered by many patients makes the decision to do so.
Post operative advice number 1 is very important: Excellent oral hygiene for a week; which means, strictly brush after every meal and use mouthwash.
Despite the simple, safety is the most important thing for us and the strict preoperative protocols allow us to bring you in optimal conditions to the operating room.