Bichectomy Surgery - What is a Bichectomy Operation?

A bichectomy operation is a surgical procedure that is usually performed to reduce muscles or thin facial contours. During this operation, part of the large jaw muscle, known as the bicheector muscle, is removed. People usually choose this operation to have a thinner and sharper facial features, to find their face more pleasing or to achieve a certain aesthetic appearance. Bichectomy can also be performed to treat medical conditions associated with overgrowth of the jaw muscle.

Is Bichectomy Permanent?

The results of a bichectomy operation are usually permanent. Once removed, the muscles do not come back and therefore there is a marked change in facial features. However, there may be temporary side effects such as swelling and bruising after the operation. The healing process may vary from person to person and full recovery may take several weeks or longer.

How Is Bichectomy Surgery Performed?

Bichectomy surgery is usually performed under local anaesthesia. The surgeon makes a small incision through the cheek and removes part of the bicheector muscle. Then, he sutures the incision and wakes the patient. The procedure is usually completed in a short time and patients can usually stay in hospital the same day or overnight.

What should be considered after bichectomy surgery?

There are a few important points to be considered after the operation. Swelling, bruising and mild pain are normal for the first few days. Ice application and rest are recommended to reduce these. It is also important to eat liquid or soft foods for the first few weeks after surgery, avoid heavy exercise and pay attention to oral hygiene as recommended by your doctor.

Is Bichectomy Surgery Risky?

As with any surgical procedure, the bichectomy operation has some risks. These include infection, bleeding, nerve damage, problems with wound healing and undesirable cosmetic results. However, these risks are managed appropriately and kept to a minimum in operations performed by an experienced surgeon.

Who May Be Suitable for Bichectomy?

Those who are considering a bichectomy operation are usually those who want to thin the jawline or find their face more attractive. However, not everyone may be suitable for this operation. In general, healthy individuals can be candidates for surgery. However, those with medical reasons or serious health problems may also consider this operation.

In conclusion, bichectomy operation is an effective option for those who want to thin the jawline or change their facial features. However, this operation also has certain risks and points to be considered during the recovery process. Before any surgical procedure, people should make a detailed evaluation by our specialist doctor and receive medical treatment in the postoperative period.

Op. Dr. Murat Görkem Ataman
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