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        Buccal Fat Removal in Turkey (Bichectomy in Turkey)

        Your Ideal Facial Contour with Buccal Fat Removal Surgery

        A slim face with attractive lines is the most important part of the ideal appearance. Do your cheeks make your face look fat even though you are at your ideal weight? Get rid of excess fat on your face with buccal fat removal surgery. You can have the attractive lines you dream of on your face without leaving any permanent scars.

        Bichectomy in Turkey at a Glance

        Here is what you can expect from your Bichectomy in Turkey

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        What is Bichectomy?

        Bichectomy is a cosmetic surgical procedure aims to remove fat pads from the cheeks. Buccal fat pads are occurring fat deposits located in the lower part of the cheeks. This fat removal can lead to a more defined facial contour. And it enhances the cheekbones and creates a more sculpted appearance.

        Other names of the surgery are buccal fat removal, cheek reduction, buccal lipectomy or cheek fat removal.

        Bichectomy Surgery Procedure

        Bichectomy is a minimal invasive procedure. It involves precise surgical techniques to remove the buccal fat pads. The surgery is not difficult for a skilled surgeon. It requires a focused approach and detailed knowledge of facial anatomy.

        The incisions are small and hidden inside the mouth. It leads minimal scarring, so quicker recovery. Bichectomy offers safe results for patients looking for a defined face profile with slim cheeks.

        Treatment steps:


        The surgeon performs the surgery under local anesthesia. When combined with other surgeries, we can apply general anesthesia.


        The surgeon makes a small incision about 2-4 centimeters long, inside the mouth. This approach ensures that there are no visible scars on the face.

        Removal of Buccal Fat Pads: 

        Through the incision, the surgeon locates and extracts the buccal fat pads. The amount of fat removed depends on the desired outcome and the patient’s facial structure.

        Closure of Incisions:

        After removing the appropriate amount of fat, the surgeon closes the incision with dissolvable sutures.


        Recovery involves minimal downtime. And patients can return to normal activities quickly.

        After Care: 

        Patients might experience some swelling and discomfort. They will subside within a few days. Following the surgeon’s aftercare instructions is important for optimal healing and results.

        Why People Choose Buccal Fat Removal Surgery?

        Buccal fat can be resistant to diet and exercise. Surgery is the most guaranteed method to get rid of cheek fat. It reveals your jawline structure, resulting in an attractive facial contour.

        Advantages of Bichectomy

        • More Defined Cheekbones
        • Slimmer Facial Appearance
        • Balance Facial Proportions
        • Boost Self Confidence
        • Minimal Scarring and Downtime
        • Long Lasting Results
        • Quick Procedure

        Plastic Surgeries Preferred Along with Bichectomy Procedure

        Patients often choose to combine bichectomy with other plastic surgeries for a more comprehensive facial rejuvenation. Some popular combinations include:

        Rhinoplasty: Reshaping the nose to balance the new facial contours after cheek reduction.

        Facelift: To address sagging skin and wrinkles, enhancing the overall youthful appearance.

        Neck Lift: Tightening the neck area for a more seamless transition from the face to the neck.

        Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty): Correcting droopy eyelids for a refreshed look.

        Lip Augmentation: Enhancing lip volume for a balanced facial aesthetic with the slimmer cheeks.

        Genioplasty: Improving the chin’s shape to complement the facial contour changes from bichectomy.

        Forehead Lift: Smoothing forehead lines and lifting the upper face.

        Brow Lift: Raising the eyebrows for a youthful, open look.

        Liposuction: Some patients prefer to have a slimmed silhouette with a thinner face.

        Each patient has unique needs. It’s crucial to have a discussion with a plastic surgeon. They can help determine the best combination of procedures to achieve your desired outcome.

        Who is Suitable for a Bichectomy Surgery in Turkey?

        Do your cheeks make your face look fat? Make your facial features clear with cheek reduction. Let your facial beauty shine through.

        • Adults with good skin are good for this surgery.
        • It works well for people with full cheeks.
        • You should be healthy overall.
        • Not smoking helps with healing.
        • It’s important to know what to expect.
        • Being ready for the surgery matters.
        • Keep your weight steady.
        • Follow the doctor’s advice after surgery.

        Buccal Fat Removal Cost Turkey

        Buccal fat removal in Turkey, is more affordable compared to many other countries. The cost is attractive because of the country’s lower medical expenses. Still you will not compromise on the quality of care or the expertise of the surgeons.

        Bichectomy surgery prices in Turkey are approximately 70% more affordable than in the UK, USA or European Union countries.

        Why Bichectomy Prices are More Affordable in Turkey?

        Bichectomy costs are more affordable in Turkey for several reasons. Firstly, the overall cost of living and healthcare in Turkey is lower than in many Western countries. This cost advantage extends to medical procedures, making treatments like bichectomy more budget-friendly.

        Secondly, Turkey has experienced significant growth in medical tourism, attracting patients from around the world. This high demand has led to increased competition among clinics and surgeons. It has driven prices down, benefitting patients seeking affordable bichectomy procedures.

        Comparing Costs: Bichectomy Surgery Prices in Istanbul vs UK or Europe

        Patients choosing Istanbul can benefit from cost savings of up to 50-70% compared to prices in the UK or Europe. However, it’s crucial for patients to research and choose accredited facilities and qualified surgeons to ensure the best outcomes.

        Here’s a comparison chart of bichectomy surgery prices across various countries:

        • Turkey €1,500 – €2,500
        • UK £3,500 – £5,000
        • USA $4,000 – $6,000
        • Germany €3,000 – €4,500
        • France €3,500 – €5,000
        • Italy €2,500 – €4,000
        • Spain €2,000 – €3,500

        Choosing Turkey for Buccal Fat Removal

        Choosing Turkey for cheek reduction surgery offers several advantages, making it a popular destination for this cosmetic procedure:

        Expert Surgeons

        Affordable Cost

        State-of-the-Art Clinics

        Comprehensive Care Packages

        Cultural Richness

        Personalized Treatment

        No Language Barriers

        Short Waiting Times

        Best Plastic Surgeons for your Bichectomy Surgery in Turkey

        Our team of plastic surgeons in Turkey is highly skilled and experienced. Here’s what sets them apart:

        Internationally Trained Experts

        Experts in Facial Procedures

        Personalized Approach

        Latest Surgical Techniques

        Commitment to Safety and Care

        Holistic Patient Care

        No Language Barrier

        Impressive Track Record

        Members of Global Associations

        Entrust your appearance to the most skilled hands in the field of plastic surgery. Choose our plastic surgeons for your bichectomy surgery in Turkey. Their expertise, combined with a compassionate approach, ensures a journey towards enhancing your facial aesthetics with confidence and safety.

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        Istanbul: A Hub for Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

        Istanbul is a top choice for plastic and cosmetic surgery.

        This city, bridging Asia and Europe, is renowned for its state-of-the-art medical facilities. Offering a wide range of procedures, from facial surgeries to body contouring. Istanbul ensures high standards of safety and patient care.

        Besides medical excellence, Istanbul’s rich cultural heritage and beautiful scenery make it an ideal destination for medical tourists.

        Turkey’s Cosmetic Surgery Boom

        Turkey’s cosmetic surgery industry is booming, attracting people worldwide with its affordable prices, top-quality care, and skilled surgeons. Our medical facilities boast the latest technology. We are offering a wide array of procedures from facial aesthetics to body sculpting.

        This surge in popularity is also because of Turkey’s appeal as a tourist destination. Patients can experience excellent medical services and recover in a culturally rich and beautiful country.

        Check out our article: Is Turkey’s Cosmetic Surgery Safe?

        Buccal Fat Removal Recovery Period

        Recovering involves a few stages, each crucial for ensuring the best outcome. Here’s what to expect:

        Understanding the Healing Process: First Week after Surgery

        • Swelling and Bruising: Common in the first week, the cheeks may appear puffy, accompanied by some bruising.
        • Mild Pain and Discomfort: Typically manageable with medication prescribed by your surgeon.
        • Diet Adjustments: You need to eat soft foods and avoid hard or chewy items. This helps prevent stress on the surgical area.
        • Oral Hygiene: Wash your mouth regularly and gently to keep the incision sites clean.
        • Limited Physical Activity: Rest is crucial; avoid strenuous activities to aid the healing process.

        Long-Term Care: Tips for Optimal Healing

        • Follow-Up Appointments: Regular check-ins with your surgeon are important to track your healing and address any concerns.
        • Nutrition and Hydration: A balanced diet and adequate water intake support overall recovery.
        • Quit Smoking: Avoid smoking as it can delay the healing process.
        • Sun Exposure: Protect your facial skin from the sun to reduce the risk of visible scarring.

        When to Expect the Final Results of Your Buccal Fat Removal?

        The initial swelling usually goes down within a few weeks. However, it may take several months to see the final results. As the swelling goes down, the contours of your cheeks will become more pronounced, revealing the outcome of the procedure.

        Risks and Side Effects

        Bichectomy is a safe cosmetic procedure. But like all surgeries, it carries certain risks and potential side effects. Being aware of these is crucial for anyone considering the procedure:

        Swelling and Bruising

        Pain and Discomfort


        Numbness or Altered Sensation

        Rarely, the surgery can affect muscles used for facial expressions.

        Discuss these risks with a qualified plastic surgeon to fully understand the potential implications. A thorough consultation can also help assess individual risk factors based on health history and lifestyle.

        Actual Results of Bichectomy Operation In Turkey

        Patients who undergo buccal fat surgery in Turkey typically experience notable improvements in their facial contours. Here are some of the actual results commonly observed:

        Enhanced Facial Contours

        Highlighted Cheekbones

        Balanced Facial Proportions

        Subtle Yet Significant Change

        Increased Confidence and Self-Esteem

        Natural-Looking Results

        Minimal Hidden Scarring

        Quick and Visible Recovery

        Before-and-After: Real Cases of Buccal Fat Removal in Turkey

        As Care in Turkey, we specialize in performing bichectomy surgeries often in conjunction with facelift and neck lift procedures. This combination approach allows for a more comprehensive facial rejuvenation, enhancing the overall aesthetic outcome. If you are considering such a procedure, we invite you to reach out to us.

        We understand the importance of seeing real results when making a decision about cosmetic surgery. To assist you in this process, we offer access to a portfolio of our actual surgery results. This includes a collection of before and after pictures, showcasing the transformations achieved through our surgeries.

        Your journey to enhanced facial aesthetics is a decision we approach with professionalism and care. Contact us to explore our gallery, compare before and after pictures, and connect with our satisfied patients. We are here to guide you every step of the way, ensuring you make an informed and confident decision.

        Buccal Fat Removal Turkey Testimonials

        Moreover, we believe in the power of real patient experiences. Upon request, we can facilitate contact with patients from your own country who have undergone surgery with us. This provides an opportunity for you to discuss firsthand experiences. And hear about the outcomes directly from someone who has been through it.

        Buccal Fat Removal All Inclusive Package

        We work with the best hotels and partners to give you the best discounts. Here is all our inclusive medical travel package for bichectomy in Turkey

        Surgery at the Finest Medical Facilities
        Operation by a Board-Certified Surgeon
        Private Nurse at Hospital & Hotel
        Accommodation at top Quality 4/5* Hotels
        All Inner-City Transfers with Private Chauffeur
        12-Month Follow-Up

        Frequently Asked Questions

        How much is buccal fat removal in the UK?

        On average, the cost of buccal fat removal in the UK can range from £2,500 to £4,000. However, it is important to note that this is just an estimate, and the actual cost can vary widely.

        Is buccal fat removal permanent?

        Results can be permanent if you adopt the right life habits, yes.

        How much does buccal fat removal cost in Turkey?

        Buccal fat removal in Turkey is typically more affordable compared to many Western countries. The cost varies depending on the clinic and the surgeon’s expertise but generally ranges between €1,500 to €2,500.

        Can you get buccal fat removal twice?

        Yes, you may undergo the procedure twice.

        Does buccal fat removal cause sagging?

        If too much fat is removed, skin may become saggy, which is why experienced surgeons know exactly
        what is the maximum amount of buccal fat that can be removed in a single operation.

        Does buccal fat removal help with jowls?

        Buccal fat removal may help to create a more defined and sculpted look to the cheeks and jawline, but it may not address sagging jowls. Other surgical  procedures, such as facelift, neck lift, or Lower Face Lift, may be more appropriate.

        How risky is buccal fat removal?

        Buccal fat removal is generally a safe procedure with low risks when performed by a qualified surgeon. The main risks include infection, swelling, bruising, and in rare cases, nerve damage or asymmetry.

        Proper selection of a skilled surgeon and following post-operative care instructions can significantly minimize these risks. Most patients experience a straightforward recovery without serious complications.

        Does buccal fat removal make a difference?

        Yes, you will notice a difference from the moment you look at yourself in the mirrow.

        Does buccal fat removal work?

        Yes, it is a technique that has been successfully performed for several decades with clear results.

        How do you sleep after Bichectomy?

        We strongly encourage you to sleep on your back for at least a week after the procedure. This is to ensure proper healing and the fastest recovery.

        Does buccal fat come back after removal?

        No, the removal of buccal fat pads is a permanent procedure. They don’t come back after removal.

        Can I see the final results right after the surgery?

        No, you won’t be able to see the final results right after the surgery. Initially, there will be swelling in the treated area, which can obscure the changes made. It typically takes several weeks to a few months for the swelling to fully subside and for the final results to become apparent.

        How many days do I need to stay in Türkiye?

        Generally, for a procedure like buccal fat removal, you might need to stay for about 5 to 7 days.

        Is Bichectomy and Hollywood Cheek the same procedure?

        Yes, bichectomy and Hollywood Cheek are essentially the same procedure.

        How long does buccal fat removal last?

        Buccal fat removal results are generally permanent. After buccal fat pad removal, they don’t grow back. However, remember that facial appearance can still change due to aging, lifestyle, and weight changes. Maintaining a stable weight and a healthy lifestyle can help preserve the results of the surgery.

        Will I regret buccal fat removal?

        Whether you’ll regret buccal fat removal largely depends on your expectations and the expertise of your surgeon. People with realistic expectations and specific aesthetic goals that match the procedure’s outcomes tend to be more satisfied.

        Thorough consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon is crucial to understand the potential results and risks. Proper planning and clear communication can significantly reduce the likelihood of regret. Remember, individual experiences vary, and it’s important to make an informed decision based on your personal goals and circumstances.

        How long does swelling last after buccal fat removal?

        In general, most patients can expect swelling to peak within the first 2-3 days after surgery and gradually subside over the next few weeks to months.

        Is buccal fat removal a good idea?

        Depending on your case, it might very well be. If you are unhappy with your bubbly cheeks, it may lead to a great improvement in your facial appearance.

        What age can you get buccal fat removal?

        While there is no specific age to undergo the procedure, most patients are around 18 to 35 years old.

        Can a dentist do buccal fat removal?

        No, a dentist is not qualified to perform buccal fat removal surgery.

        Does bichectomy age well?

        If the procedure is performed by an experienced surgeon at a good facility, you can expect results to
        age well, yes.

        Does buccal fat removal make your face smaller?

        Yes, buccal fat removal leads to a fat reduction which will reduce your face volume.

        Does drinking water reduce buccal fat?

        No, drinking water does not reduce buccal fat.

        Can I walk after buccal fat removal?

        Yes, you may walk as long as you don’t force yourself and allow yourself to rest.

        How To Eliminate Edema After Bichectomy?

        To reduce swelling after a bichectomy, use cold compresses, keep your head elevated, and stay hydrated. Eating healthy and avoiding salty foods helps, as does resting and avoiding heavy activities. It’s also important to follow your surgeon’s post-op instructions closely.

        How does the doctor decide on the amount of cheek fat to remove?

        The surgeon determines the amount of cheek fat to remove based on several factors. These include the patient’s facial structure, aesthetic goals, and the natural amount of buccal fat present.

        During the initial consultation, the surgeon assesses the patient’s face, considering the overall balance and proportions. The goal is to remove enough fat to achieve a more contoured look without over-reduction, which could lead to a gaunt appearance.

        Is Buccal Fat Removal Painful?

        Buccal fat removal is generally not a very painful procedure. We use local anesthesia to numb the treatment area, and in some cases, we may also administer sedation. This ensures your comfort and relaxation during the surgery.


        Assoc. Prof. Ahmet Hamdi Sakarya

        Assoc. Prof. Ahmet Hamdi Sakarya received his medical education from Ege University Faculty of Medicine. He is a plastic, reconstructive, and aesthetic surgeon. He is also ECFMG certified, which is required to practice medicine legally in the United States.

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