Bichectomy is a technique that is performed by means of a surgical intervention to extract the Bichat balls, recognized for being accumulations of fat on the cheeks.

Bichat balls are the glands of fatty tissue found on the cheeks, just below the cheekbones and are separated from other tissues. These glands make the face rounder, but this depends on the size and shape of each person's facial contour.

These accumulations of fat does not fulfill any specific function in adults, but in babies it has been associated with having a function related to lactation, for that reason the glands are larger.

As children grow, this tissue diminishes little by little, but not in all individuals it is reduced in the same way; That is why many people want to have this cosmetic surgery.

With the bichectomy it is possible to refine and stylize the face. Some of the great advantages of having this surgery are:

- No great postoperative care is needed
- The surgery does not leave a mark or scars
- You can return to the daily routine immediately

Dr. Maurice Aceves is a highly qualified and experienced board certified plastic surgeon with over 15 years of experience.


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