The bag or Bichat Ball also Buccal Fat Bag (Buccal Fat Pad), is an accumulation of fat in a very specific anatomical position that gives greater or lesser volume to the cheeks. Therefore, in case of a larger than usual size will give us a feeling or chubby round face.
Therefore, this procedure is performed primarily in people with round or oval faces can give a feeling of being overweight. What we get with this surgery is to improve facial contour, ie, we provide a visual sensation of a triangular face and elongated.
Note that this pocket of fat is involutive, ie has no function. Further removal of this bag will not result in faster aging and falling tissues. This surgery is performed under local anesthesia and sedation on an outpatient basis, ie no entry is required, just 15 minutes will remain in the hospital after surgery.
The procedure involves making a small incision 1 cm at the level of the molars. Once this incision, we can easily address this ball of fat and remove it.
The duration of the entire process will be approximately 30 minutes.