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Bichecomty surgery details, operation process, most frequently questions about bichectomy. Bichecomty price comparison table between Turkey and USA, Europe and UK

Bichecomty also know as buccal fat removal is emoving fat pad from cheeks to give a sharp look to the facial contours. Facial lines are sharpened with the bichectomy operation performed to obtain the golden ratio.

Bichectomy General Overview



Duration of Intervention

0-2 Hours


No Need

Definite Result

5-8 Months

Return to Social Life

3 Days

Return to Work

5 Days

Sports Activity Recovery

4 Weeks

Average Pain After 3 Days

0-1 *

*Pain rating scale: from 0 = absence to 5 maximum pain


Bichectomy, which can also be defined as buccal fat removal surgery, is a type of aesthetic procedure performed by removing fat pad from cheeks to give a sharp look to the facial contours. Thanks to bichectomy, the chin and cheekbones are highlighted and facial contours are made more obvious. The out-of-proportion appearance in the facial contours is eliminated thanks to bichectomy procedure, with the aim of obtaining a face shape with an inverted triangle appearance between the cheekbones and the chin also known as the triangle of youth. Facial lines are sharpened with the bichectomy operation performed to obtain the golden ratio. In this way, the patient gets a more aesthetic, attractive and young appearance.

How does bichectomy performed?

In a bichectomy surgery, main aim is to make the cheeks thinner by extracting excess fat in order to highlight the cheekbones and provide an inverted triangle look on the face. It is mostly preferred by those who have genetically facial assymetry or those who who cannot achieve the lean look no matter how much weight they lost. It is easy to remove excess fat tissue from the inner side of the cheeks and highlight the jawline. This is why this procedure is also called cheek reduction surgery.

A small incision is made under local anesthesia in order to remove the fat tissue from the inside of the mouth. The fat tissue is reached and then the predetermined part of this tissue is removed from the cheek. The same procedure is then applied to the other cheek. At this point, it is extremely important to put both cheeks into a symmetrical aspect. After the operation, the incisions are sutured up.

After a bichectomy procedure

It is not necessary to stay in the hospital after bichecomy. After a short rest, the patient can be discharged. Depending on the operation, antibiotics may be recommended to prevent the incision in the mouth from becoming infected. It is also important to pay good attention to the oral hygiene in order to have a proper healing process after bichectomy surgery. Brushing teeth and gargling regularly helps with the healing faster. After the procedure for a certain period of time that your doctor recommends, you should avoid eating hard food. The incisions made inside the mouth heal in one week but still it is very normal to have swelling for 2 to 3 weeks. It is helpful to apply cold compress in order to keep the swelling at a minimum level. During the healing process smoking and drinking alcohol is not recommended.

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Bichectomy Cost

Cost of Bichectomy operation depending on various factors. Such as the experience of the doctor who will perform the Bichectomy operation, and the hospital equipment. In the table below, you can see the comparison of the price of Bichectomy operation between Turkey and other countries (USA, Canada, UK, Italy, Spain, Poland, Mexico).

CountryCost of Bichectomy
Turkey$1000 - $2000
United States of America$5500 - $11500
United Kingdom$2500 - $7500
Czech Republic$1800 - $4200
Poland$1800 - $5000
Mexico$1700 - $4000
Italy$3000 - $5000
Cost of Bichectomy comparison table between Turkey and USA, UK, Europe

As can be seen price comparison table Bichectomy operation cost in Turkey starting from $1000 and it's 60% more economical comparing with the prices in USA, United Kingdom and Europe. The cost of plastic surgery in Turkey is lower than in the UK, USA and Europe, but the low operating costs does not mean that the quality of medical service is low quality. For this reason Bichectomy one of most popular surgery in Turkey and nearly 15.000 Bichectomy surgeries are performed in a year.

The main reasons why patients choose Turkey to have Bichectomy surgery:

  • All Inclusive Package Price: The most important criteria that people who want to have a Bichectomy operation look for and want in terms of price is clarity. Turkey has a price advantage compared to Europe, America or UK with its quality treatment, accommodation, transfer services and all-inclusive price. As TravelMEDI, we would like to remind you that within the Bichectomy treatment, treatment costs (such as surgeon fee, medication fee, equipment fees, hospital fee, test fee), accommodation fee, transfer fees between the hospital and the hotel or the airport and the hotel are included in the operation price.
  • High Level Healthcare System: Turkey was one of the rare countries that did not experience a crisis in the health system even during the pandemic period, because it has large-scale and systematic health institutions (hospitals, number of experienced doctors, private clinics, well-equipped nurses and assistants). As TravelMEDI, we offer our patients the maximum health service at the most affordable prices in cooperation with experienced specialist doctors and highly equipped hospitals.
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Bichectomy Questions

It is permanent as it consists of extracting fat pad. Even if the patient gains weight, he/she will still keep the inverted triangular look.

After a day of resting, you can start working again with no problem.

It does not specifically provokes any different risks than a standard surgery risks. Bichectomy is a simple and practical procedure that is preferred quite widely.

No, you will not have any problems in speaking or breathing
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