Bichectomy or jugal lipectomy is the surgical intervention which allows for the extraction of the bichat balls – fat balls – accumulated in the cheek area.The extraction is done in a simple way and without interfering with the normal functioning of the face through a small incision inside the mouth (next to the molar teeth), and is therefore a surgery that is not associated with exposed scars.

The demand for this surgical intervention has increased over the years by patients with a very round face, who, by reducing the volume of the cheeks, can obtain a slimmer face with greater projection of the cheekbones.

Surgical time: 30 minutes


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Frequently Asked Questions

Before any procedure is carried out, an assessment appointment should be scheduled. It is at this moment that, according to your needs and objectives, you will be presented with a personalised treatment plan appropriate to your situation, and where you can clarify all your doubts in order to move forward in an informed and conscious manner.

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Due to the highly personalized follow-up policy that our team offers (24h/per day), you will have to stay in Portugal for a period of 3 to 4 weeks, depending on the surgery performed.

The performance of tests (analysis, x-ray, ultrasound, among others) will depend on the surgical intervention to be performed.

It is possible to have a consultation by video call. You can schedule your consultation here.

Fundamentally, before any surgical procedure it is necessary to adopt universal measures such as control of known diseases, balanced diet, weight maintenance and stop smoking. The care that follows will be personalised according to the surgery to be performed.

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