Yanak Estetiği Nedir?


Human facial features play an important role in recognition and acceptance by society. All kinds of facial tissues and organs, such as nose, mouth, lips, eye color, hair, cheeks, are the areas where we will get a direct first impression.


The perception of beauty by people is related to the golden ratio. The golden ratio is a value that expresses the relationship between each organ of the face and the others. If a person’s face has or is close to the golden ratio, it is perceived as an attractive face by the human eye. The most important element that determines the golden ratio is that the chin and cheeks form a triangular shape in the simplest expression. Thanks to this ratio, the face appears young, beautiful, attractive and aesthetic.


Cheek aesthetics, which aims to achieve a kind of golden ratio, also applies to faces with a square contour and excessive cheek fat. Very satisfactory results are obtained with this operation applied to the aesthetics of the cheeks. Cheek aesthetics consists of removing the excess fatty tissue within 1 cm of the cheek area through the mouth without leaving any scars on the face.


Bichectomy is preferred not only by women but also by men. Different planning of the operation is necessary for male and female patients, depending on their facial structure. This operation can be used to address the following aesthetic concerns:

  • Indistinct and small cheekbones
  • Square or round appearance of the face due to excess fatty tissue in the cheek area
  • Very satisfactory results are obtained in cosmetic surgery of the cheeks, especially in young women. The cheeks of people in their 20s and 30s sag due to their genetic makeup, and their cheeks can look round because of the layer of fat. If people are not satisfied with the expressions and appearance of their face, cheek aesthetics is performed to modify and shape these expressions.

Very satisfactory results are obtained in bichectomy, especially in young women. The cheeks of people in their 20s and 30s sag due to their genetic makeup, and their cheeks can appear round because of the fatty layer. These people look much older than they are and at the same time have to live with a tired face. The fatty tissue near the cheeks shows that the person is worn down by emotions such as stress and fatigue. Bichectomy is performed to remove these expressions from the face shape. Cheek aesthetic surgery is preferred not only by women but also by men. Simultaneous planning and application of the operation should be separate for men and women.

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Bichectomy is a short and easy surgical procedure, usually performed under local anesthesia or sedation. It is a very simple procedure for an experienced surgeon. After the bichectomy, the personalized preparation of the cheek triangle and the shape of the face depends on the experience of the doctor. Fat removal from the cheeks, one of the methods applied in cheek aesthetics, is suitable for people with excess fatty tissue. It is not recommended to remove fat from the cheeks before the age of 25, but the genetic characteristics of the individual are also a determining factor in this procedure. For example, if both the mother and father’s cheeks are full, the child will likely need cheek aesthetics.


After bichectomy, the cheeks do not sag, only the fatty tissue decreases and presents a flatter, more attractive appearance. During the operation, a particular point of the mouth is determined and the fatty mass is removed from this point. Since the fatty tissue is removed through the mouth, it is recommended to take antibiotics after the operation to prevent infections that may occur. The use of blood thinners such as aspirin should be stopped at least ten days before the bichectomy.


After the bichectomy procedure, there will be small stitches in the mouth. Therefore, liquid foods should be preferred on the first day after surgery. From the second day on, you can continue to eat normal foods. Mouthwash should be used for at least three days after bichetomy surgery. It is necessary to keep the stitches in the mouth as sterile as possible with mouthwash. Since the stitches usually have soft tissue, pain is not felt; so much so that some patients forget they have stitches in their mouth. After bichectomy the stitches will dissolve spontaneously in a short time. It is normal to have some swelling and edema around the surgical area for 2 to 3 weeks after cheek aesthetics. Ice packs and dressings will help keep the swelling and edema to a minimum. Most patients can resume their social lives immediately after surgery. The final results of the surgery will be visible within three weeks.

Yanak Estetiği Sonrası İyileşme
Op. Dr. Hakan Demirel


Bichectomy is considered a relatively safe plastic surgery procedure. However, as with all surgical procedures, there are risks. Possible complications include infection and bleeding. Infection problems that may occur after surgery can usually be treated with antibiotics. Chewing, smiling or yawning can be relatively uncomfortable until the cheeks have healed.

The results of bihectomy are visible immediately, but the final result will be seen in the 3rd week, when the swelling and edema have completely disappeared.