&Bichectomy Recovery Process

What Should You Expect During Bichectomy Recovery?

Bichectomy recovery takes about 3 weeks. During this period the individuals has to take care of the doctor’s directions for self-care and eating.

After the cheek fat removal surgery, during the recovery time the individuals has to progress on a liquid diet for the first several days. After liquid diet you may continue with soft foods before returning to your normal diet.

You should expect to experience some swelling and bruising during Bichectomy recovery. This is the part recovery and, once you fully heal all will be diminished.

What is the Bichectomy Recovery Timeline?

There is very little pain after bichectomy that most patients don’t even require any painkillers. Many are surprised to find the recovery period is actually painless.

There is very little downtime after bichectomy. You might feel good enough to return to work in just a few days. We recommend to rest immediately after the procedure, but you will likely feel pretty good the next day.

You may encounter a bit of swelling, but bruising is typically minimal. Often the side effects afer bihcecotmy are not apparent at all.

You need to wait until the swelling is completely gone to see your finale results. This typically takes about 4 weeks.

What are the Tips to Speed Up Bichectomy Recovery Period?

It takes at least 7 days for the tissues in the mouth to heal after bichectomy surgery. This period can be extended up to 10 days. Compared to most surgical procedures, this period is not long.

However, since bichectomy surgery is performed with incisions made from the inside of the cheek, some things should be considered during the recovery period. Most importantly, the patient maintains a soft or semi-liquid diet for the first few days after surgery.

A special mouthwash is sometimes recommended to further speed up the healing time. Rinsing can help reduce the patient's risk of infection. You should do this as directed by your doctor.

For a faster recovery period after bichectomy surgery, the patient should stop drinking alcohol and stop smoking one week before the surgery.

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