They are a fat accumulation located inside of the cheek.
Fat bags of Bichat are located between the masseter and buccinator, on both sides of the face.
The bags of Bichat can be removed easily.
In some patients these fat pockets are very large giving a very round face.
This volume of fat is not related to the patient’s weight, it is more due to a hereditary familial and racial constitution.
There are thin patients with bulky cheeks and viceversa.
Removal of adipose Bichat bags reduces the volume of the cheeks and gives to the face a refined appearance.
The removal of the fat bags of Bichat performed under local anesthesia and sedation is a procedure that takes about 20 to 30 minutes.
The post operation is usually not painful and activity resumed at 24 to 48 hours.
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