Buccal Fat Removal Surgery Turkey

Buccal fat removal, also known as Bichectomy is a cosmetic procedure that involves removing excess fat from the cheeks (buccal fat pads), and reshaping the cheek to give patients a slimmer looking jawline, and defined cheekbones. 

Cheek reduction can help reduce fullness in your face, achieve a more balanced facial structure, and highlight your bone structure, giving you a more narrowed and youthful appearance.

Buccal Fat Removal Surgery Procedure Overview

The buccal fat removal operation aims to reduce and enhance the cheeks, with an estimated time of 1-3 hours  for the procedure. Patients who have had this operation should expect a relatively short recovery of up to 6 weeks.

Procedure:Buccal Fat Removal Surgery
Purpose:Enhancing the appearance and contour of the cheeks by reducing excess fat in the buccal (cheek) area
Operation Time:Estimated 1-2 hours
Type of Anaesthetic:General anaesthesia
Side Effects:Swelling, bruising, temporary discomfort, numbness
Risks:Swelling, bruising, discomfort, temporary numbness or tingling
Recovery Time:5-6 days for initial healing and before resuming normal activities
Aftercare:Avoid strenuous activities, adhere prescribed medication advice, and following post-operative instructions for care and hygiene
Results:Providing a more sculpted and defined facial appearance by reducing cheek fullness

Buccal Fat Removal Packages in Turkey

Our buccal fat removal packages start from £1,000, which includes accommodation at a four star hotel, all medical fees, VIP transfers from the hotel to the clinic, and all of your medication and surgery costs.

Package DetailsIncluded/Cost (GBP)
Luxury Accommodation: Stay at one of our centrally located 4-star hotel, ensuring a short and convenient journey to our clinic.
Additonal nights: Should you wish to extend your stay beyond the package duration, additional nights at our 4-star hotel are available, offering the same level of comfort and convenience.From £80
VIP Transfers – Airport to Hotel: Travel in style from the airport to your hotel in our spacious luxury 6-seater vehicles, designed for your comfort and convenience.
VIP Transfers – Hotel to Clinic: Seamless luxury transport from your hotel to our clinic, ensuring a stress-free journey for every appointment in our luxury 6-seater.
Comprehensive Aftercare & Follow-Ups: Benefit from our follow-up appointments to ensure your wellbeing and satisfaction with the treatment outcomes.
Translator Service (On Request): Upon request, a skilled translator from our team, fluent in over 26 languages, will be available to assist you throughout your visit.

Buccal Fat Removal costs in United Kingdom vs Turkey

The cost of Buccal fat removal in the UK starts from £4,000. Compared to the all-inclusive package in Turkey for £2,000, you can save yourself £2,000 while enjoying world-class surgeons and quality medical facilities across Istanbul, Antalya, and Bodrum.

We have compared buccal fat removal surgery across four major countries below:

Buccal Fat RemovalGBP (£)
United Kingdom£4,000+
United States£4,650+

Buccal Fat Removal Journey in Turkey

The journey of having buccal fat removal surgery  in Turkey with this personalised itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival

  • Arrive at Istanbul International Airport (IST)
  • Our VIP transfer will take you to your hotel for check-in

Day 2: Hospital Admission

  • Transportation to our specialised buccal fat removal clinic
  • Pre-surgery preparations by our medial expert team
  • Health assessments and tests are taken
  • Buccal fat removal surgery performed
  • Recover with an overnight stay at the hospital

Day 3: Discharge and Recovery

  • Post-operative check-up with your recent buccal fat removal surgery
  • Discharge from the clinic and return to your hotel to continue to recover

Day 4: Follow-up and Aftercare

  • Attend follow-up appointment at the clinic to monitor your recovery
  • Collect detailed aftercare guide
  • Drop-off at Istanbul International Airport (IST) for departure home

Bichectomy Procedure

The Bichectomy procedure starts with a small incision in the cheek wall of your mouth, on both sides of your face to expose the fat pads, the surgeon will then remove the buccal fat pads, and the incisions will be closed with dissolvable sutures. The operation is done under general anaesthesia and takes 1-2 hours. 

Our experienced bichectomy surgeons will discuss the procedure with you during your initial examination, and will advise on other surgeries that you can have alongside buccal fat removal, such as a nose job, face lift, and neck lift

Buccal Fat Removal
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Top Clinics for Buccal Fat Removal surgery in Turkey

Dr. Volkan Serdar Otrakçı recovery room

Dr. Volkan Serdar Otrakçı

Istanbul, Turkey
Our partner clinic, led by the renowned surgeon Dr. Volkan Serdar Otrakçı with a distinguished track record in rhinoplasty and breast surgeries. Our clinic stands at the forefront of offering specialised aesthetic solutions, underpinned by our leading surgeon’s extensive international training and
From £1,790
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Doku Medical

Istanbul, Turkey
Doku Medical, one of our esteemed partner clinic, a leader in medical aesthetics and plastic surgery located in Istanbul’s vibrant Şişli district. Spanning 5,000 m², it stands as a beacon of transformative healthcare and aesthetic services, supported by a robust team of
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Buccal Fat Recovery

Buccal fat removal recovery usually takes 5-6 days before you can resume normal activities. Due to the incision placement there will be no visible scarring, mild swelling, and most patients experience very little pain after the procedure, however your cheeks may be sore for the first week.

After the operation, you will be taken to your recovery room, and will stay overnight in the hospital, with the full care and support of our medical team. Before leaving the clinic our aftercare team will provide you with a personalised treatment plan, with pre-operative instructions for your bichectomy recovery.   


After your overnight stay, our VIP transportation and experienced case managers will assist you back to your hotel in Turkey, and check in with you regularly after the operation to ensure the healing process is going smoothly before you fly home. We advise patients that cheek reduction can take 3-6 months to show the final results, but the results are permanent.

Before and Afters

From sharper cheekbones, and more defined jawline, our range of transformative before and after photos show the many happy patients we have helped with buccal fat removal in Turkey. 

Our range of five star reviews across Trustpilot, and Google, amongst other trusted review platforms, showcase how we strive for clinical excellence, patient satisfaction, and achieve outstanding results from our experienced plastic surgeons.

Our Bichectomy Surgeons

Book in a consultation with one of our experienced plastic surgeons, who specialises in buccal fat removal to discuss the process of the procedure, goals, and any questions you have about the surgery.

Our internationally accredited surgeons have performed hundreds of successful bichectomy and facial surgeries across Turkey, and operate from fully equipped hospitals, registered with the Turkish Ministry of health.

Dr. Ergin Er
Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Y. İlker Manavbaşı
Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Aylin Turan
Plastic Surgeon

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Arrange a consultation session with a buccal fat removal specialist from our team. Allowing you have a deep understanding into how the procedure would be for you which will include discussing realistic expectations and outcomes, recovery, any concerns you may have, and how you can proceed. Our team are here to help you and answer any questions you may have with your buccal fat removal queries and your trip.

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    If you have inquiries regarding buccal fat removal in the Turkey, feel free to reach our to our team of specialists who can address your queries directly. In the meantime here are some frequently asked questions we encounter from individuals considering buccal fat removal surgery

    Patients with excess fat in the cheek area, rounded or square face, who are generally healthy and maintain a stable weight are good candidates for buccal fat removal. Our surgeons will book in for a physical examination to assess your eligibility for this type of surgery.

    The removal of buccal fat pads are permanent and do not grow back, so your face shape should last, unless you experience rapid weight gain or loss. After having your surgery, you will be provided with detailed pre-operative instructions to help maintain the results.

    Buccal fat is a relatively low risk surgery; however, like any surgery it poses risks  which can include: infection in the incision area, lock jaw, nerve damage, and excessive bleeding. All risks will be discussed during your initial consultation with the surgeon.

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