Bichectomy, also known as Hollywood cheek, is a method designed to narrow out the face with a minor surgical intervention. In this procedure, plastic surgeons remove excess fatty tissue through a small incision, providing a volumetric reduction. Thus, the face becomes thinner, facial contours become more emphasized.

What is a bichectomy?

The face has a substantial amount of fatty tissue, especially in the cheeks. Moreover, the amount of the fat is not related to being overweight. Some people have more fatty tissue connately. Bichectomy, or Hollywood Cheek procedure, is used to make this fatty tissue thinner. In this method, plastic surgeons make a very small incision – about 1 cm – inside the mouth and remove some of the fat in the cheek region.

How does this method works?

Thanks to the removed fatty tissue, the cheeks become thinner significantly. With the thinning of the cheeks, the cheekbones become prominent and the face gets a sculpted look with sharper contours. This is a very effective and permanent procedure.

For what purposes is this method used?

It is used to give the face a slimmer and sharper look and to make the face conform to the beauty standards perceived as ideal.

In which area is the procedure performed?

The procedure targets a specific area, the cheeks. The intervention performed in the mouth, just below the salivary ducts. During the procedure, plastic surgeons remove about 4-6 cc of fatty tissue.

What points should I pay attention to after this procedure?

This is a minor surgical intervention. Therefore, you must fully comply with your physician’s recommendations before the procedure. You should discontinue blood thinners and herbal teas. Patients should also tell their physicians about any drugs they use.

What points should I pay attention to after this procedure?

This process is comparable to a tooth extraction in terms of the recovery process. In the first few days after the procedure, only liquid feeding may be required. It is important to pay attention to oral hygiene and to use mouthwash solutions recommended by the specialist doctor. It is necessary to stay away from solid, hot and spicy foods for a time.

How is the recovery process after bichectomy?

Since the oral mucosa recovers very quickly, the healing process is also very short. Just after the procedure, patients can go back to their daily lives and do not experience significant pain, ache or difficulty when speaking.

When will the results be noticed after the procedure?

Immediately after the procedure, the loss of volume on the cheeks is evident. However, it takes 1-2 months for the edema that may occur later to disappear and the process to fully settle and the face to take its final shape.

Frequently asked questions

Is there any harm from bichectomy?

No. Plastic surgeons have been practicing this procedure for a long time. However, it is important that the surgeon should be experienced in this procedure and that it is performed in a hospital/clinical setting, otherwise the procedure may lead to significant health risks such as infection. Procedures performed by inexperienced people may lead to poor outcomes such as cheek asymmetry or collapse.

When are the stitches removed after the procedure?

In this method, there is no need to remove the stitches. The incisions are very small and the stitches are absorbed on their own. You should only pay attention to the oral hygiene.

Is it possible to have a non-surgical bichectomy?

No, bichectomy is a surgical procedure. Recently, however, different heat and energy-based methods are used to make the cheeks thinner. However, these are not as effective as surgical intervention in terms of outcomes.

Who are eligible for the procedure?

Those who want to get slimmer cheeks and sharper features may choose this procedure. However, it is not performed on the individuals who are younger than 20 years of age. Because the facial features can only be fully settled after this age.

Can men also undergo this procedure?

Yes. Today, men also frequently have this procedure.

Bichectomy and Hollywood Cheek pricing for 2022, Bichectomy and Hollywood Cheek prices

One of the questions asked on the Internet by the patients who decide to have a bichectomy is “how much a bichectomy costs”. Price varies depending on several factors such as the city or region you are in and the hospital where the procedure will be performed. You can receive information on bichectomy prices from your plastic surgeon. For more detailed information, please click the link, or contact us by phone at 0 536 511 40 51 and by e-mail at

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