The Blog Sport & Health is also attentive to new trends and fashions that conquer women. This time we will talk about an aesthetic issue that also has to do with health and wellness. It is the Bichectomia, well known as cheek plastic surgery.
Bichectomia consists in removing the so-called Bichat bags or balls, a fatty structure present in the region of the cheeks, which makes the face more rounded. According to Dr. Marcos El’Samam, a dentist and specialist in the process, these pockets of fat are present in the body, whether the person is overweight or not.
In many patients this fat layer is relatively thicker than in other individuals, and that may change the shape of the face, making it rounder.
That surgery is recommended for those who bite the inside of the cheeks, constant and involuntarily, due to their increased volume. And that can bother a lot and also hinder chewing. In terms of aesthetics, the removal of that cheek fat leaves a thinner and harmonious face, explains Dr. Marcos.
With this surgery it is possible to improve the facial contour and bring a visual sense of a triangular and an elongated face, providing patients with a functional and aesthetic dental alignment. To speech therapist, Dr. Caroline El’Saman, after Bichectomia, we can observe a significant improvement of the functions of mastication and speech.
But beware: before performing the procedure, it is important to make a clinical evaluation with a specialist. You have to see if there is an indication for this kind of treatment, and what are the expectations regarding the patient and the treatment.
The age indicated for having the Bichectomia will depend on each person, considering the muscle tone, skin type, but it is not very suitable for patients over 45.
That’s it. Now you already know what this strange name, Bichectomia, means. A matter of aesthetics, which involves self-esteem and, with a good result, can encourage people to care more about health, food, and that even helps in chewing and speaking, those very important functions in our daily routines, at work and in life.
If you have any questions, send them to the Dentist Dr. Mark El’Saman. He will answer them here in the Blog. And make an appointment with him to have an assessment.
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