Have you ever looked in the mirror and wished your facial features were just a bit more refined or sculpted?
Do excess fat under the chin or prominent cheek muscles detract from your ideal aesthetic?
At our NYC plastic surgery practice, renowned surgeon Dr. Darren Smith provides customized bichectomy and chin liposuction to help patients achieve the delicate facial balance and proportions they desire.
With expert precision and artistry, Dr. Smith removes targeted fat pockets and tissues to gently contour the cheeks, jawline and chin. Our patients are amazed by the dramatic yet completely natural enhancements that reveal their inner confidence and beauty.
This procedure reduces the size of the buccal fat pads located on the sides of the cheeks.
Removing this excess fat results in a slimmer, heart-shaped face with greater definition of the cheekbones. The sculpted hollows along the cheeks also make the eyes and lips more prominent.
A bichectomy is performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia, and recovery time is minimal.
Using small cannulas, Dr. Smith meticulously eliminates stubborn fat under the chin and along the jawline with this minimally invasive treatment.
There is no downtime with chin liposuction, making it an easy addition to achieve comprehensive facial contouring.
Finding the Right Surgeon
Selecting a skilled, experienced plastic surgeon is crucial for natural-looking results. Confirm board certification in plastic surgery. Evaluate before and after photos, experience with facial procedures, patient reviews, surgical facilities, and bedside manner. Never choose solely based on price – surgical skill outweighs everything.
A Customized Approach
Every face has unique areas of fullness and definition.
That’s why Dr. Smith treats each patient as an individual canvas, combining his technical skill with an artistic eye to bring out your best features. He’ll consult with you to map out a surgical plan tailored to your specific facial anatomy and aesthetic goals.
Why Choose Dr. Darren Smith?
When you’re ready to learn more about bichectomy or chin liposuction, schedule a consultation with Dr. Smith. His expertise, artistry and dedication to patients makes him a top choice for facial rejuvenation. And his devotion to surgical excellence, artistry and patient care is what drives him to achieve natural, harmonious outcomes for every patient.
Dr. Smith takes the time to understand your unique aesthetic goals and develop a customized surgical plan to help you realize your vision.
Frequently Asked Questions About Bichectomy and Chin Liposuction
Considering bichectomy or chin liposuction to enhance your facial contours? Below we’ve answered some of the most common questions we receive about these customized procedures.
Read on for details on what to expect from the surgery, recovery, costs, and more.
What is bichectomy and chin liposuction?
Bichectomy and chin liposuction are cosmetic procedures that remove fat to contour the cheeks, jawline, and chin for a slimmer, more sculpted facial profile.
How does bichectomy work?
Bichectomy removes buccal fat pads on the sides of the cheeks through incisions inside the mouth. This sculpts the cheeks and slims the lower face.
What does chin liposuction target?
Chin liposuction uses small tubes called cannulas to suction excess fat under the chin and along the jawline.
How much does bichectomy cost?
The cost of bichectomy varies, but is typically $3,000 – $5,000 depending on the surgeon and geographic location.
What is the cost of chin liposuction?
Chin liposuction costs range from $2,000 – $5,000 on average. Combining it with bichectomy may reduce the total cost.
What is recovery like after bichectomy?
Patients can resume normal activities 1-2 days after bichectomy. Swelling subsides within 1-2 weeks. There will be some numbness that fades over several months.
How long is recovery from chin liposuction?
Recovery after chin liposuction is quick, with most patients returning to work in 1-3 days. Swelling resolves within a week or two.
What are the risks of bichectomy?
Risks include numbness, asymmetry, contour irregularities, and a sunken cheek appearance if too much fat is removed.
What are the risks of chin liposuction?
Possible risks include bruising, swelling, numbness, infection, and asymmetry in the chin area.
How painful are these procedures?
Patients report only mild discomfort easily controlled with medication.
Is bichectomy and chin liposuction permanent?
Yes, the removed fat cells are permanently gone, but weight gain can affect results.
What can I expect after bichectomy and chin liposuction?
You’ll have some swelling, bruising, and numbness that resolves during the recovery period as you heal.
Where can I get a bichectomy or chin liposuction?
Choose a board-certified plastic surgeon or facial plastic surgeon for the best results.
Will insurance cover these procedures?
No, bichectomy and chin liposuction are considered cosmetic and not covered.
Are there non-surgical options?
Yes, injectable fillers can provide subtle contouring and fat reduction in the cheeks and chin.
Can I combine these procedures?
Yes, bichectomy and chin liposuction are often performed together for comprehensive facial sculpting.