If you are complexed because of cheeks that are too round or too imposing, you can use the services of Dr Christophe Desouches, plastic 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 provide a precise physiological function.
When they are particularly developed, they weigh down the face, which can bother people who would like better-defined features that are closer to current beauty standards.
Thus, for women or men wishing to hollow out the cheeks to give a more structured appearance to the face, it is possible to proceed with the ablation of these fatty bodies.
Bichectomy has become, in recent years, a common aesthetic intervention in the palette of facial beautification techniques.
Why have cosmetic surgery for your cheeks?
When the face lacks definition, some cosmetic surgery of the cheeks aim to ?enhance? the upper part of the face. The bichectomy makes it possible to hollow out the cheeks, under the cheekbones.
Is the removal of Bichat balls 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.
This fatty structure being 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 refinement of the area, which will be all the 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 an initial consultation the realistic results that can be envisaged.
The Boule de Bichat is a fatty structure a few centimeters deep, in the thickness of the cheek. It is not subject to the classic adipose mechanisms of the human body, its removal is final. Its role in adults is limited, so we can extract a part of it 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 in the cheeks brings out the cheekbones.
This cosmetic cheek surgery is suitable for both 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 procedure is performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general.
The cosmetic surgeon accesses the Boule de Bichat via an incision inside the mouth, then carries out its partial extraction. After the intervention no external scar is visible. The result can be assessed immediately.
The intervention is quick, on average 40 minutes.
After the operation, the patient can quickly return home.
What are the consequences of the intervention?
An edema forms quickly after the intervention. 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