Free Consultation Get Info
Search Site

Bichectomy in Turkey

Bichectomy, also known as cheek surgery, is performed to gain a better appearance of your face.


Bichectomy, also known as cheek surgery, is performed to gain a better appearance of your face.



Partner hospitals in Turkey that comply with the highest European quality standards

We work with the best hospitals and medical clinics in Istanbul and offer a wide range of cosmetic and plastic surgeries at great safety and affordable prices.

About the Bichectomy Process with Estetica Istanbul

Type of Anesthesia Used
General / Local
Necessary stay in Istanbul
5 Days
Scar Visibility
Intervention Time
45 minutes to 1 hour
Surgery Effect Recovery Time
7 days
Full Recovery Time
15 - 20 days
Result Time
6 - 8 months
Payment Opportunity
Opportunity to pay with monthly installments

Estetica Istanbul for Cheek Thinning Aesthetics

Is Turkey a Good Choice for Cheek Aesthetics?

Comparing the cost and quality of cheek aesthetics (Bichectomy) performed in Turkey with the ones in EU, UK and USA, the cost of the service provided in clinics in Istanbul and quality comes to the fore. In addition to this, Turkey is ahead in cheek thinning surgery with its surgeons who are experts in this field. It allows you to have an economical, high quality and healthy operation process.

Estetica Istanbul offers a full range of cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures focused on international guests in Istanbul. Estetica Istanbul is the starting point of your journey with maximum safety and affordable price, with more than 10 years of experience in the organization of plastic surgery abroad.
Expert Doctors
Latest Technologies
VIP Service
Private Personal Assistant
24/7 Help
Customer satisfaction
Years of Experience
Happy Guests
Aesthetic Treatment Consultancy

Bichectomy (Cheek Aesthetics)

Today, men or women undergo many aesthetic operations in order to have a better appearance. One of these aesthetic operations is bichectomy cheek surgery.

Bichectomy aesthetic operation is the process of removing excess fat called bichat on the cheeks in order to enlarge the cheekbones and make the facial features more proportional. It is also known as the Hollywood cheek because it is preferred by Hollywood stars. Bichectomy or cheek aesthetics makes the face look thinner and younger by revealing the cheekbones.

To Whom Should Bichectomy (Cheek Aesthetics) Be Applied?

Bichectomy is applied to people who have a large amount of fat on their cheeks and therefore have unclear facial features, whose face looks bulky, and who have thick and square facial features. The facial features are made sharper and more prominent. Men as well as women benefit from bichectomy. It is performed by removing less buccal adipose tissue, since men have less adipose tissue compared to women.

Cheek Aesthetics at Estetica Istanbul

In Estetica Istanbul, bichectomy surgery is performed by experts in the field. After the operation, we host you in Istanbul for a total of 5 nights. Estetica Istanbul, which has made quality service its aim, is with you throughout the process. The patient is accompanied for a free check-up every 2-3 days. The cost of 5 nights hotel accommodation is also covered.

Read More

Am I a Suitable Candidate for Cheek Aesthetics?

Several factors determine whether a person is eligible for a bichectomy surgery or not. These factors are;

  • Being physically healthy
  • Having a healthy body weight
  • A round and plump face structure
  • Having realistic expectations about post-operative cheek appearance
  • No tobacco

Bichectomy surgery may not be suitable for everyone. These people are;

  • Individuals with thin facial features
  • For overweight and obese people and
  • Bichectomy is not recommended for individuals over the age of 45.

The patient should be evaluated in detail before the operation so that the surgery could be performed accordingly.

All About Bichectomy

What is Bichectomy (Cheek Aesthetics)?

Cheeks, which directly affect the appearance of the face, can cause the person to look overweight due to the fat ratio on the face, even if the person has an ideal weight. In such cases, the person resorts to bichectomy operation in order to get rid of the overweight condition on their face. Bichectomy is the process of removing excess fat from the cheeks. Bichectomy operation is performed by removing the buccal fat tissue in the middle of the cheeks. Thus, the face gains a more attractive, youthful and aesthetic appearance. Bichectomy, also known as Hollywood cheek, is applied to individuals who want to have a sharp and triangular face structure.

How is Cheek Aesthetics Performed?

In cheek thinning surgery performed under local anesthesia, sedation or general anesthesia, a small incision of approximately 1 cm is made into the cheek of the patient after anesthesia and some of the buccal adipose tissue is removed. After the removed fat tissues, the incision is sutured and the operation is completed. After the bichectomy operation, which takes a maximum of 1 hour, the patient is discharged during the day. Since the incisions are inside the cheek, there is no scar on the outer part of the cheek and the aesthetic appearance of the face is not adversely affected.

What are the Advantages of Cheek Aesthetics?

  • The procedure time is short and does not require hospitalization.
  • As it is performed under local anesthesia, anesthesia-related symptoms such as nausea are not observed after the operation.
  • Persons with round and plump facial features can achieve facial features in a short time that cannot be achieved with diet and sports.</li >
  • Provides a more effective and smoother appearance since there is no filling or prosthesis application.
  • Because the fat tissue in the cheek is removed, weight gain does not cause facial features to return to their original shape.
  • The recovery period after the operation is fast. Since there is no incision on the skin surface, it does not pose an aesthetic problem.

Things to Consider Before Bichectomy?

  • As in all aesthetic operations, blood thinners should be discontinued at least a week before bichectomy.
  • Food supplements and herbal teas should also be stopped 3 days before.
  • Alcohol and tobacco consumption should be stopped 1 week before the operation.

Before the operation, we do an online consultation with you to suggest what’s best for you based on your health, body and your situation in general. At this stage, it is necessary to state your expectations and goals including whether you have any disease, whether there is any medication or food supplement that you regularly use.

Thanks to this information, our surgeons create a preliminary idea about the possible risk and recovery period, and the surgical operation is performed in the most appropriate way for the person.

Things to Consider After Bichectomy?

The recovery process of each patient may differ after bichectomy surgery. The more careful you are after the surgery, the easier and faster you will get through this process. In general, the recovery period covers 14 days. Things to watch out for;

  • Consuming soft food and cold drinks during the first three days after bichectomy will also prevent possible bleeding.
  • It is important to avoid hard food that needs to be chewed.
  • You should also avoid sun exposure.
  • Alcohol and cigarettes should not be consumed during the recovery period. Blood thinners should not be used as they create a risk of bleeding.
  • Heavy exercise and various physical activities should be avoided for 5-7 days after the surgery.

It should not be forgotten that paying attention to the recommendations of the physician during the recovery period will accelerate the healing process. Since the fat tissue in the cheek is removed with bichectomy surgery, the procedure is permanent. If the person gains weight, fat tissue does not accumulate in the cheek area as much as before, so the triangular face appearance does not disappear.

Frequently Asked Questions

Results of bichectomy aren’t temporary, they’re permanent. Even if you lose weight, your cheeks will not melt. There are many procedures for cheek thinning such as injection and cold lipolysis, but none of them are permanent methods like bichectomy.

Bichectomy is generally a risk-free and a simple procedure with satisfactory results. The probability of complications is very low. As in every operation, it is very important for the surgeon to have a good command of the anatomy of the area. If it is not entered from the correct point, damage such as tissue trauma and bleeding may occur while trying to find the bichat fat pad.

The recovery process of each patient may differ after bichectomy surgery. But in general, improvement is observed in the patients in the 14-day period after the operation.

Although you do not feel any pain due to being under local anesthesia during the surgery, you may feel mild pain for about 1 hour after it. This pain is relieved with painkillers and ice application.

What is expressed as Hollywood cheek aesthetics includes procedures that aim to fully shape the facial area. However, in bichectomy or face thinning, only the excess fat tissue in the cheek area is removed. So the two have the same effects. Only the Hollywood cheek effect can be created on the person’s face. In the process, which is expressed as Hollywood cheek aesthetics, more fat is removed from the cheek area of the person and a clearer appearance is created by adding fillers to the chin and cheekbones.