The balls of Bichat are two acúmulos of delimited and independent greasy weave good of the rest of weaves, located normally in the thickness of each cheek, immediately below the cheekbones and in direct relation with the buccinador muscle. They do not have any specific function except for giving volume to the zone, being able to present very diverse sizes following the own characteristics of each individual. In the childhood these greasy acúmulos are generally of greater volume giving to the face contour the typical oval cleared and stuffed of the face of a baby or boy.

Patient What are candidates to this surgery?

This technique is mmb-test-1 indicated for patients who have the zone of the cheeks prominent and due to this they do not shine a slim face.

With happening of the years, normally this greasy weave begins slowly to diminish of size generating in the adulthood sharpened fascias more in than the volume of the cheeks in relation to the cheekbones and the jaw becomes minor. However, this diminution of volume in all the people does not occur in the same way.

Generally in the prominent people who present a cleared face contour more, cheeks and cheekbones little defined, these Bags or Balls of Bichat have not been atrophied turning out to be from much greater size of the wished one. It is for this group of patients who the Bichectomía represents a good alternative that manages to resist this phenomenon that bothers.

Of what it consists?

This surgical procedure consists of the extraction of the bags of fatty content that are placed under the called cheeks balls of Bichat. Thanks to the extirpation of these bags we molded some optical volumes of stylisation and thinness. As a result of the extirpation of these bags, the cheekbone and chin will gain protagonism, obtaining as result a more attractive and slim face. This procedure approaches from the interior of the mouth by means of a small incision annulling any visible scar.

The bichectomía is realised under local anesthesia and/or sedation. The patient will be able to immediately retake his activities being the pertinent careful during the first days.


Some streamlined volumes in the face, marking itself optically the cheekbones and the chin.


Duration of the procedure 3 to 4 hours
Anesthesia The premises with sedation
Hospitalization No
Recovery 2 to 3 days
Results Immediate


First consultation of evaluation with the doctor
Application of the treatment
Prewritten medication givenby the doctor
Periodic consultations with the doctor
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