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Clinical picture

Bichat fat bags are a fatty accumulation located on the inside of the cheek. They are located between the masseter muscle and the buccinator muscle, on both sides of the face.

Bichat fat bags are a fatty tissue that is free and can be removed easily.
In some patients these fat bags are very large giving a very round face and a very bulky cheek.

These bulging cheeks give the appearance of being overweight and cause a blurring of bone structures, with the prominence of cheekbones, chin and maxillary branch giving greater definition and beauty to the face.

A round face at first glance suggests an excess of adiposity in other parts of the body.
This volume of fat has no relation to the weight of the patient, it is due more to a heredofamiliar and racial constitution. There are thin patients who have bulky cheeks and vice versa.

The reduction of Bichat's fat balls seeks a sharper, more defined face, which forms a gap between the malar bone and the branch of the maxilla.

What does bichectomy consist of?

This surgery seeks to beautify the face and at the same time that it is in accordance with the rest of the body.

It can be performed as a single procedure or associated with filling the cheekbones, chin or maxillary branch and often with a non-surgical facelift with microfocalized ultrasound.

Patient testimonial:
We invite you to watch the videos on our YouTube channel with the account of patients who have received this treatment, entering here: Bichectomy

When is a Bichectomy indicated?

  • The face shows excessive roundness that does not improve with weight loss
  • When you want to highlight or mark the cheekbones
  • The patient wishes to reduce his cheeks and his bichat bags are large
  • When looking to give the face a more youthful appearance
  • When the bags of fat on the cheeks give an appearance of being overweight without having it

Bichat fat bag treatment cost

The cost of removing the BICHAT ADIPOSE BAGS is u$d 1,600 (VAT not included) .

The value of the consultation with Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra is $60,000 pesos . If you later decide to carry out the treatment, this value will be deducted from the total amount.

If you live in the country or abroad you can send photos to the mail [email protected]

It will be evaluated by Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra. Previous studies can be done at your place of residence and travel with an established date.

This treatment is carried out by Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra in Hoogstra Medical Centers Caballito branch.

Hoogstra Caballito Clinic, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Address San José de Calasanz 176. Height Rivadavia Avenue 5,100 one block from the first station Junta.

Parking can be found on Rosario Street between Centenera and San José de Calasanz.

Procedures facilities and security

In addition to having state-of-the-art medical equipment, we have a complete surgical unit and recovery and hospitalization rooms. The modern surgical room It is equipped with high-level technology and assisted by nurses and instructors specialized in this type of intervention.

The clinic has the approval of the Secretary Public Health.

Doubts and queries

If you have any medical questions, send an email to [email protected]  . In this mail Only medical consultations will be received. Inquiries about shifts, payments and administrative issues are not attended.

If you have questions about the amount of the surgery You can send an email [email protected]  Or by WhatsApp: 0054 9 11 5037 9821

To coordinate operative dates send mail to Josefina Nuñez [email protected] or a whatsapp  005491169459535

By phone on Monday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the following telephone numbers.

  • 0054 11 4 901 6690
  • 0054 11 4 904 3434
  • 0054 11 4 904 0880

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