In everyday life, something as simple as a smile can be marred by unexpected discomfort. For many people, excess fat in the cheek areas is not only an aesthetic nuisance, but also a constant source of discomfort. This discomfort can manifest itself in an annoying feeling of constantly biting one’s cheeks, especially while eating. Such everyday discomfort can have a significant impact on self-confidence.
At our LIPOCURA® clinic locations in Cologne, Stuttgart, Munich and Hamburg, we offer a professional solution to this problem: the Buccal Fat Removal as an additional aesthetic service. This procedure aims not only to restore the aesthetic harmony of the face, but also to alleviate the physical discomfort associated with the accumulation of buccal fat.
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Buccal Fat Removal, also known as bichectomy, is a special surgery to remove fat deposits in the cheeks that not only creates a more harmonious facial profile, but can also reduce the annoying feeling of biting down on the cheeks. This cheek fat is also called buccal fat and can be quite pronounced in some people.
The procedure is performed by one of our highly experienced specialists at LIPOCURA® to ensure that the cheeks do not appear sunken after surgery. During the procedure, an internal incision is made between the inner and outer masseter muscles, through which the fat body is removed as a whole.
This process leaves no external scars, which is a particular advantage.
Buccal Fat Removal aims to effectively address the daily discomfort caused by the presence of excess cheek fat. Affected individuals often face the term “hamster cheeks”. In addition, the excess fat in the cheeks can interfere with chewing or speaking, as it creates the sensation of constantly biting the inside of the cheeks, which can become a daily burden.
This annoying biting sensation can therefore be significantly reduced. In addition, the treatment can also help create a more harmonious, rejuvenated facial profile that emphasizes the natural contours of the face without changing the character of the individual’s facial expression. It is a safe and effective method that, when performed by a specialized practitioner, can provide optimal results and improve the quality of life.
Patients can usually resume light activities after a few days, while intense sports can be resumed about six weeks after surgery. Potential risks of Buccal Fat Removal include infection, bleeding or temporary numbness in the treated area in rare cases. Our specialists are always available before, during and after treatment to address any concerns.
We also carefully evaluate whether bichectomy is the appropriate surgery for you or whether facial liposuction, for example, is an option.
Which type of treatment are you interested in?
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