If you have fatty cheeks and if you want to achieve a more defined contour and a thinner face, you should really consider buccal fat removal.Book your consultation
Fat and chubby cheeks can be lovesome on a baby, but it can give the appearance of a fatty face
on adults. With some amount of fat in your face, you can achieve a youthful appearance but
excessively developed buccal fat deposits gives you a puffed-up look. Even if you are not
overweight, you can have chubby cheeks because of genetic predisposition or other reasons.
Buccal fat removal, also known as cheek reduction or bichectomy, is an outpatient surgical procedure performed to reduce fat deposits called buccal fat located in the cheeks. Buccal fat removal allows patients to get rid of the excess fat in their cheeks by creating a more slender, refined, and sculpted look. It helps to highlight facial features such cheekbones and jawline. Buccal fat removal can be combined with other cosmetic procedures such as chin augmentation and facelift.
Buccal fat removal can address your cosmetic problems in your cheek area. Here you can find answers for different complaints.
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At Clineca, we take everything seriously. We understand how important the results are for you. We care about your health and comfort as much as you do. From beginning to end, we inform you, guide you, serve you, and help you.
Surgeries are performed in prestigious fully equipped hospitals in which doctors from all specialties are present.
You will have an online consultation with your surgeon via video chat. After an online examination, and will help you to choose what's the best.
We cooperate with the surgeons who perform a limited number of surgeries each week to ensure the best results.
You can contact our agents 7 days and 24 hours for your questions and concerns, or only support. We'll be fully available for your service.
We provide you with special discounts in luxurious hotels in the vicinity of the hospital. Your comfort is very important to us.
We provide airport transfer and transportation between your hotel and the hospital before/after the surgery via VIP vehicles.
As Clineca, we provide you with patient accompaniment, who will visit you every day in your hotel room during the resting period.
The price includes fees of the surgeon, operating room, hospitalization, tests, medications and medical visits by a nurse.
The price includes hotel layover (including breakfast), and transportation between the airport, the hotel and the hospital.
Interpreter service, BBL pillow, neck pillow (rhinoplasty), eye mask, voltage converter and many others that will enhance your satisfaction.
Turkey is a leading player in medical tourism, and Istanbul, which is an extremely beautiful touristic city, is the plastic surgery capital of Turkey.
Clineca has a holistic approach. We believe that everything should be right for a satisfactory cosmetic surgery experience, including your days in Istanbul. We plan every detail of your journey.
After you fill the form, one of our agents will contact you. They will inform you about the whole experience, in detail. If requested, they will arrange an online consultation for you.
You'll have an online consultation with your surgeon via video chat. They will perform an online examination and help you to choose what the best approach to your case is.
We'll plan your whole journey including your surgery date and accommodation. We'll inform you about every need; from preparing your suitcase to advice before the procedure.
Our VIP transportation vehicle will be ready at the airport for you. We’ll drive you to the hospital and they'll get a blood and the C19 test. Then, we'll take you to your hotel.
We’ll take you from your hotel to the hospital. After your examination, the same day you’ll have the surgery. You will stay at the hospital 1-2 day(s), depending on the procedure.
After your stay at the hospital, we'll drive you to your hotel. A wellbeing assistant will visit you every day to inform you, to examine, and to provide medical care during the week.
We'll gladly and proudly show you around our beautiful city. We’ll be very happy to provide you with professional guidance in historical sightseeing, shopping and entertainment.
We’ll take you to 1-week follow-up. After your examination and removal of bandages if required, we’ll inform you about the recovery period. Then, we'll drive you to the airport.
During your recovery, we'll inform you, check on you, and answer your questions 24 hours and 7 days. We'll expect you to send photos periodically to follow your recovery period.
It is not hard to be eligible for this procedure. If you are reading this, you are probably a
You may be a good candidate for buccal fat removal:
The outcomes of buccal fat removal can be analyzed in two main categories: aesthetical and psychological.
Through buccal fat removal, the shape of the natural cheekbones is revealed, and it helps you to achieve a more refined, sculpted, and chiseled look. It helps to slim and contour the face. You can have more defined cheeks, your overall facial harmony is enhanced, your facial contours are improved, and your facial shape is rejuvenated. Unwanted puffy appearance of the cheeks is eliminated by removing fat from the cheeks.
For most people, fat and chubby appearance of the cheeks is a serious concern. If you are bothered with the appearance of your cheeks, you can experience psychological distress and this situation negatively affects your self-confidence and social life. After the procedure, you will have a more positive self-image. Your elegant and chiseled cheeks will boost your self-confidence. You will want to share photos of your newly refined and sculpted cheeks and people on Instagram are going to love it!
Buccal fat removal is a cosmetic surgery procedure performed to change the appearance of cheeks.
First of all, you will receive anesthesia medications. Generally, the surgery is performed under local anesthesia,*1 but depending on the particular case, general anesthesia can be used as well. In either case, you will not feel any pain.
The details of the surgery depend on the patient’s needs and the surgeon’s approach. Before accepting a patient for a buccal fat removal surgery, the surgeons decide what’s the best option for the patient along with the patient’s desire. This surgery is a highly customized procedure. After a meticulous consultation process, the surgeons make their surgical plans in coordination with their patients. What’s suitable for you depends on your anatomical characteristics and your desired goals.
In general, a small incision is made on the inside of the mouth and this intra-oral approach allows the surgeon to remove nearly a teaspoon of buccal fat through this incision, which is hidden in the area near the molar tooth.*2 Because of its location, the incision leaves no external scars and heals quickly. In order to avoid a hollowed-out look, the fat is not removed in an aggressive manner. In the face, this amount of removal is sufficient to contour the cheeks. After removing the fat, the incision is closed with sutures which are typically absorbable. The surgery generally takes only an hour to perform.
After the procedure, swelling is very normal and usually mild. Tissues inside the mouth generally recover within ten days following the surgery. For this reason, you may need to maintain a soft or semi-liquid diet for the first week after the surgery. You should rinse your mouth after every meal for up to a week or more to prevent the risk of infection around the incision. Pain and discomfort are usually very mild, and they can be controlled by pain medications prescribed by your surgeon. Most patients are generally able to attend their daily activities the following day after the surgery. You may need to take a few days off from work.
You should precisely follow post-op instructions given by your surgeon. You will experience facial swelling, but it will subside within about two or three weeks. You should avoid strenuous physical activities for approximately 4 weeks after the procedure. This is important to minimize bruising and swelling. Your results start to become apparent after two weeks and most of the swelling will be resolved by then. After the swelling disappears, your cheeks start to look thinner. You will probably see your final results within six weeks, and you will continue to see improvements even after this time period.
A nurse will visit you in your hotel every day during the first week after the surgery. We will expect you to be in our clinic for your post-op examination 1 week after the surgery, before you leave İstanbul. We will still follow your recovery process while you are away. Clineca will provide you with complete support and inform you about everything you need to know during your recovery. We will be with you from your consultation to the very end of your recovery.
“Under favorable conditions, buccal fat removal is one of the best ways to reduce chubby appearance of the cheeks and it can easily be combined with other procedures such as facelift and chin augmentation.”
During your online consultation, your surgeon will ask you questions about your medical history. They will also conduct a physical examination. Your surgeon will inform you about everything you need to know before the surgery. Clineca will provide you with complete guidance and support before your surgery. You will have a complete and detailed list of instructions.
Most important instructions include,
What you need to do after the surgery will be explained to you in detail by your surgeon and Clineca will provide you with all the support and guidance you need. Most important instructions include:
“Buccal fat removal is a minimally invasive surgery with low complication rates. It is safe and effective.”
We know you have many questions. Having realistic expectations and deciding to have a cosmetic surgery requires information. Here you can find answers to frequently asked questions about Buccal Fat Removal.
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2. Davis B, Serra M. Buccal Fat Pad Reduction. [Updated 2022 Jan 24]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2022 Jan-. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK576413/
3. Alcântara, M. T., Ribeiro, N. R., & Abreu, D. F. (2021). Complications associated with bichectomy surgery: a literature review. Minerva dental and oral science, 70(4), 155–160. https://doi.org/10.23736/S2724-6329.20.04415-5
4. Moura, L. B., Spin, J. R., Spin-Neto, R., & Pereira-Filho, V. A. (2018). Buccal fat pad removal to improve facial aesthetics: an established technique?. Medicina oral, patologia oral y cirugia bucal, 23(4), e478–e484. https://doi.org/10.4317/medoral.22449