The surgery for removing the Bichat balls, or bichectomy, consists of the extraction of the buccal fat pad (known as Bichat balls). It is a procedure performed to reduce the prominent cheeks, by proportional removal of the tissue of the oral fat pad.
In the immediate postoperative period you will not be able to practice sports or have a solid diet.
There will be no external scar, only two small intraoral incisions will be performed in order to remove the fat. The stitches are small and reabsorbable.