MPawlak Aesthetic Medicine and Anti-Aging Clinic

Bichat’s Fat Pad Resection

The buccal fat pad is a collection of fat that occupies a position in the facial middle third of the cheek, just below the cheek bone. In patients with a heavy or cherubic, round face improvement can be achieved by a relatively simple procedure called Bichat (buccal or cheek fat-pad) resection. It gives a hollowing and ‘waif’ look just under the cheekbones that is more attractive.

How does the procedure look like?

Fat pad resection is performed under local or general anesthesia. Tiny cuts are made in the mouth on the cheeks, and fat is easy remove. The patient may be asleep or awake. The procedure takes about 1.5 hours.

How does the patient look like immediately after surgery?

After treatment stitches are left on the cheeks for 7 days. The stitches are very small and do not interfere with daily activities. For a few days may be visible swelling on the cheeks, so icepacks are required. After 7 days, the patient must apply for a check to remove the stitches.

How long does the effect of the treatment last?

the effect of the treatment is permanent

Contraindications for surgery?

Contraindications to the treatment are: pregnancy and breast-feeding, autoimmune disease in active phase and infectious diseases of the skin at the site of the planned treatment.

Is this procedure safe?

The procedure involves removing only fat pad, and it is safe for the proper closing of the mouth. During the procedure does not affect the salivary gland.

Recommendations after surgery

Immediately after the procedure put icepacks on both cheeks, do not eat hot meals, do not chew. In the case of haematomas it is recommended to use the ointment heparinum.

The effects of the treatment - photo

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