If you are complexed because of cheeks that are too round or too large, you can use the services of Dr Christophe Desouches, cosmetic surgeon in Marseille. Competent in cosmetic surgery of the cheeks, he will be able to perform a bichectomy which consists of the removal of the Bichat balls.
What are Bichat balls?
Bichat balls are fatty structures located in the cheeks, which help to give a round appearance to the cheek and therefore to the face. They do not ensure a precise physiological function.
When they are particularly developed, they weigh down the face which can bother people who would like better defined features approaching current beauty standards.
Thus, for women or men wishing to hollow the cheeks to give a more structured appearance to the face, it is possible to proceed with the ablation of these fatty bodies.
In recent years, bichectomy has become a common aesthetic intervention in the range of facial beautification techniques.
Why resort to cosmetic surgery for your cheeks?
When the face lacks definition, certain cosmetic cheek surgery procedures aim to “enhance” the upper part of the face. The bichectomy makes it possible to hollow out the cheeks, under the cheekbones.
Is Bichat Ball Removal Suitable for Everyone?
Faces that are already too thin will not benefit from this procedure. People who are overweight and dieting will need to stabilize their weight before considering this surgery.
As this fatty structure is found deep in the face, the result of a bichectomy is not comparable to liposuction: it does not result in a pronounced hollowing of the cheeks, but rather in a thinning of the area, which will be d 'more noticeable as the skin is supple.
The ideal candidate for this cosmetic cheek surgery procedure, male or female, has thin skin and wants a more angular face. Practicing in Marseille, Dr Christophe Desouches will tell you after a first consultation the realistic possible results.
The Boule de Bichat, is a fatty structure of a few centimeters located in depth, in the thickness of the cheek. It is not subject to the classic adipose mechanisms of the human body, its ablation is final. Its role in adults is limited, so part of it can be extracted without further discomfort.
Its removal reduces the roundness and convexity of the cheeks, which will slightly hollow them. The face becomes more harmonious and more toned, the curvature of the cheeks brings out the cheekbones.
This cosmetic cheek surgery is suitable for women and men.
How is a bichectomy performed?
After interview and study of your face in his office in Marseille or Vitrolles, Dr Christophe Desouches will recommend the best treatment to improve the harmony of your face.
The operation is performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general.
The cosmetic surgeon accesses the Boule de Bichat through an incision inside the mouth, then carries out its partial extraction. After the intervention no external scar is visible. The result can be appreciated immediately.
The intervention is rapid, on average 40 minutes.
After the operation, the patient can quickly return home.
What are the consequences of the intervention?
Edema forms quickly after the procedure. The result is a social eviction of 3 to 7 days,
The final result can be appreciated after 1 to 3 months, depending on the patient's skin type, faster on thin skin and a thin face, longer with heavy skin and a full face.
What are the risks ?
- hematoma for several days
- complication of opening the mouth and chewing