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Cheek reduction aesthetics

There are buccal fat pillows in the natural structure of the cheeks, and as a person gets older, these fat pillows intensify and a chubby-cheeked appearance appears. This is an area of fat that is difficult to lose after accumulation. The cheek fat removal (bicectomy) procedure targets these buccal fat pads.

Buccal fat reduction is a procedure applied to the cheeks. It is applied to remove excessive lubrication on the cheeks for various reasons. It is a technique performed with minimal invasive. Incisions are opened from the inside of the mouth. Therefore, there is no trace visible from the outside.

The area targeted by the bisectomy is the buccal fat pillow located in the cheek, and small incisions are opened from the inside of the mouth. Then, excessive fat accumulation on the cheeks is removed by liposuction method. The procedure takes about an hour and is performed under general anesthesia or conscious sedation, i.e. local anesthesia.

The healing process is short

The healing processes differ according to the technique applied in cheek reduction aesthetics and the overall skin structure of the person. For a few days, slight pain may be felt in the chewing muscles while making chewing movements. The final results of the procedure may take several weeks to appear. The results of the cheek fat removal process are permanent. For this reason, a very good research should be done before deciding on the operation and detailed information about the entire process should be obtained from the plastic surgeon. Although the healing process is shorter in cheek fat removal compared to other surgical techniques, there is still a need for a certain healing process. The most important issue to remember is that, as with all surgical procedures, the healing process in this procedure differs from person to person.

In order for the healing process to pass faster, it is necessary to cut off cigarette and alcohol consumption for at least a week before the operation. Medications that have blood thinning properties, such as aspirin, should not be used before the operation.

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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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