Bichectomy cost in Turkey

Written by Émilie Gervais

All about bichectomy in Turkey! What is the average cost in Istanbul? Our tips for a successful bichectomy in Turkey. provides information on bichectomy in Turkey and helps you book surgery with qualified surgeons. This content is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional.

How much does bichectomy cost in Turkey?

The average cost of bichectomy in Turkey in Istanbul is £1,300. Depending on the needs, bichectomy costs from £900 to £1,700 in Turkey.

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What is a bichectomy?

Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lawrence, Victoria Beckham and even Mario Vaquerizo are just some of the celebrities who have had a Bichectomy or the removal of the Bichat Balls. It is a relatively inexpensive plastic surgery operation, as it does not require touch-ups. It is a definitive operation, but to evaluate the results of the operation, it is necessary to wait a few weeks for the inflammation to disappear and the final results will be seen after 4-6 months.

It is the operation in vogue. And everyone is talking about it. Especially after the confession of Mar Torres, Felipe de Marichalar’s girlfriend, who said she was going to have a Bichectomy in Turkey. It is in the top 10 of the most performed operations, together with others such as Rhinoplasty, Liposuction or Breast Augmentation Surgery.

In short, if there is one plastic surgery operation that has become fashionable in Europe in recent months, it is the bichectomy in Istanbul. It is not something new, in fact, many Hollywood artists have been undergoing this aesthetic intervention for years, but for various reasons it is now more fashionable than ever. This small surgery achieves good results in the short term and its rapid recovery has made it a success.


Bichectomy is a minimally invasive surgical technique that allows the removal of the ‘Bichat’s Balls’, fatty adipose tissue glands located in the cheeks, just below the cheekbones.

These glands do not have any specific function in adults, but add volume to the whole area, resulting in a rounder face, depending on the shape and contour of each person’s face.

This surgical procedure removes excess volume in both cheeks, resulting in a slimmer, slimmer face and more defined cheekbones.


The procedure is performed under local or general anaesthesia and is an outpatient procedure. The discomfort is very slight. A small incision is made in each cheek, inside the mouth, and the accumulation of fat is removed, leaving no visible scars and minimal incisions.

The results are visible in the first month and are completely definitive, as fat does not reappear in the area.

The first visit is the first contact with your Plastic Surgeon. It is a very important appointment as it will allow you to get to know him/her and be able to place your trust in him/her. In the turkey clinical examination of the bichectomy, the Plastic Surgeon will examine the cheek area and assess the excess fat in each cheek.

After this study, he will advise you and explain which is the most suitable technique for your case, as well as the expectations and results you should expect.


The postoperative period following a bichectomy in Turkey is usually painless and recovery tends to be quick if the surgeon’s recommendations are followed:

  • After surgery, the patient will have to wear a compression bandage for a couple of hours.
  • For the next two days, cold should be applied to the cheek area to improve the swelling.
  • The patient will have to take antibiotics after the surgery, which will be prescribed by the surgeon for 5-7 days.
  • Once the operation has been performed, the patient must follow a special diet to aid recovery, which will be based on drinking only liquids and, when the doctor decides, the patient can start to eat soft foods. After a week, other foods can be introduced, following the doctor’s recommendations at all times.
  • Increase oral hygiene, especially every time you drink liquids and eat food. This will reduce the risk of infection.
  • After two weeks, the patient will be able to resume most of the habits they had before the surgery, such as physical exercise and even smoking.


The results are immediate once the surgery has been performed, however, they will be much more noticeable and definitive one month after the intervention. We must bear in mind that the first few days we will have swelling in the area, so this is a completely normal symptom.

Many celebrities such as Megan Fox, Kim Kardashian, Angelina Jolie, Kate Middleton and even Mila Cunis have already had it done, so if you are interested in this type of surgery at Clínica Opción Médica we will be happy to help you.


It is an operation that does not have to be repeated, as is the case with other aesthetic treatments, such as Botox or Hyaluronic Acid, as once the bichat balls have been removed, they never reproduce again.


Before undergoing Plastic Surgery it is important to have a first visit with the Plastic Surgeon so that he/she can advise on the best Technique to achieve the objective that the patient is looking for.

If Bichectomy is the indicated procedure, the Plastic Surgeon will tell the patient how to proceed and the consultant will finally inform the patient of the final price, always with everything included (1st consultation, facial study with the Plastic Surgeon, preoperative tests, operating theatre, anaesthesia, recovery, and postoperative controls until discharge).

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About the author

Émilie Gervais

My name is Emilie Gervais, I am a medical writer with extensive scientific knowledge and more than 15 years experience in cancer research and molecular biology. I have experience in conference organisation and project management. I have the ability to transfer complex medical and scientific concepts to diverse audiences through a variety of media, including the blog which serves as a forum for my writing.

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