Removal of Bichat’s fat pads in Kharkiv

Bichat's fat pads (Bichat's bags) are accumulations of dense adipose tissue that form the fat body of the cheeks. The location of Bichat’s fat pads is symmetrical, they are located between the skin and the mucous membrane of cheeks, just below the zygomatic bone. The operation for Bichat’s fat pads removal (cheek liposuction) is one of the most popular forms of cheekbone plasty and face liposuction. Correction of the face shape by removing Bichat’s fat pads allows emphasizing the cheekbones, reducing the volume of the cheeks and correcting the face oval.

You can remove Bichat’s fat pads at the medical center “ON Clinic Kharkiv”. Before undergoing plastic surgery, it is necessary to consult with a plastic surgeon and undergo diagnostic tests.

Indications for Bichat’s fat pads removal 

As a rule, operations to remove Bichat’s fat pads are performed with the aim of making the face thinner and removing the cheeks. Indications for the removal of Bichat's bags include:

  • excessive deposition of fat on the cheeks;
  • cheek drooping;
  • movement of adipose tissue to cheekbones.

Removal of Bichat’s fat pads is contraindicated in case of diabetes mellitus, blood clotting problems, acute infectious diseases (viral pneumonia, hepatitis, flu) and exacerbation of chronic diseases. The operation is not performed on people under 25, since the growth of the facial skeleton and the corresponding structural changes in the face structure continues until this period.

Operation for Bichat’s fat pads removal

Before performing an operation to reduce the cheeks, you must make an appointment with a plastic surgeon. The doctor will conduct an examination and refer you for diagnostic tests.

Tests before plastic surgery to remove Bichat’s fat pads include:

  • test for antibodies to HIV;
  • tests for hepatitis B and C viruses;
  • ELISA test (IgM) for the Covid-19 virus (48 hours before surgery);
  • clinical blood test;
  • coagulogram;
  • electrocardiogram.

After diagnostics and elimination of possible contraindications to the removal of Bichat’s fat pads, the doctor appoints the date of operation. Before the intervention, the plastic surgeon marks the face with a special marker. Facial markings help to clearly define the amount of work planned.

During the operation to remove Bichat’s fat pads, two small incisions of seven to eight mm are made inside the mouth. Then the fat body of the cheeks is isolated and their partial removal is performed, and the volume of Bichat’s fat pads to be removed shall be the same on both sides. After removing the fat body, the doctor sutures with dissolvable stitches.

Rehabilitation after removal of Bichat’s fat pads

For an hour after the removal of Bichat’s fat pads, a patient is under the supervision of a plastic surgeon. Then the doctor makes recommendations for the recovery period. On average, rehabilitation after cheek liposuction lasts no more than a week.

To make an appointment for a consultation by a plastic surgeon and for cheek plastic surgery in Kharkiv, call the phone numbers indicated on the website or fill out the appointment form. Applications for a doctor's consultation are accepted around the clock. You can find out the cost of removing Bichat’s fat pads in Kharkiv on the website or by phone.

Lysytsyn Ruslan Hryhorovych
Lysytsyn Ruslan Hryhorovych
Doctor of department of plastic surgery

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