Bichat balls are encapsulated fat pads, which are located on the both sides of face, between the cheek muscle and facial superficial muscles, deeply under the skin, but not connected to it. They are called after the French anatomist and physiologist, Marie Francois Xavier Bichat, who discovered them.
Bichectomy is a surgical procedure, during which the fat pads on the cheeks are partially or fully excised.
Indications for performing the procedure:
The surgery is performed in a hospital , using general or local anesthesia. Duration – 1-1.5 hours. The period of rehabilitation is 3-5 days.
The result after intervention is immediately visible and permanent, and the final result is assessed after 2-3 months.