Bichat Ball Surgery

The Bichat Balls are structures that we have in our face, whos mission is to cushion when chewing.

People who want to have a less round face, more triangular, are good candidates to remove the fat. After an incision that is done inside the mouth, in a very precise point, near to the exit of the conduct of the parotid gland, the bag is quickly found. Then we extract 2-3 cubic centimetres of this fat. We will put 1 or 2 stitches inside, which as you salívate they will dissolve, and do not need to be removed.

Cirugia Bolas de Bichat


Remove the Bichat ball

Type of Anesthesia

Local Anesthesia with sedation.

Side effects

Swelling of the face, difficulties to eat.

Duration of the result



Its an outpatient surgery always done at the hospital.

Duration of the intervention

45 minutes.


Immediate. Normal life straight away. Sport is not recommended for the first week.

Frequently asked questions

It can be uncomfortable for the first week when trying to eat.

They will be inside your mouth and cannot be seen.

From 18 years of age. Not recommended before.

Primera Consulta

Your first consultation

Your first consultation, is free and non compromisal, you will speak with our doctors. They will do a short study of your general health, you can explain what kind of result you are looking for. They will explain the surgical technique, the risks, the benefits and the costs. This consultation can be in person or by video phonecall. You will never feel obliged, nor pressured to fulfill the surgery after this informative consultation. Our team of surgeons will be happy to respond any question asked.

Dia de la cirugia

The day of surgery

The Bichat balls surgery is a simple surgery that after a mínimum incision inside the mouth the fat is extracted. They put a stitch where the incision is, a stitch that will dissolve. Its usually done under local anesthesia with sedation, as the local anesthesia can be done, but is very uncomfortable. After the surgery, the patient can go straight home and run a normal life. You can eat and drink as normal. Once the surgery is over, your surgeon will explain what you need to do. Its necessary that you take antibiotics and also an anti-inflammatory. If you can apply coldness to the cheeks, during four or five days, this can be usefull and very recommended. They will also explain what to do with the dressings and how to keep the wounds dry.

En tu casa

At home

Normal life. For the first couple of days its best not to eat very hot food. Better to eat cold things and apply coldness to your cheeks. The inflammation will reduce bit by bit. Normally there are no bruises, but they can appear. Your face will be slightly swollen.


Check ups

All of the revisions until given the all clear are included in the quote given. The patients have their first revisión 48-72 hrs after having left the hospital. The next visit is one week after surgery, then at 2 weeks, one month, 3 months and six months, plus any other time needed until given the all clear. All of the check ups and cures are done by our plastic surgeons. Dedicating all of the time necessary to make you feel looked after and guided at all times. You will be given a telephone number to be able to contact us at any time whenever you need us, also in English. In the case that the patient is from a foreign country, the frequency of the check ups, are exactly the same, but obviously needed to be done telematically.

¿Why Valverde & Arpino?

All plastic surgery is destined to improve how the patient sees themselves. The patients will feel better, after seeing the improvement. It will lift their self-esteem. Their self-confidence also. If you feel better about yourself, others will notice this and you will enter a positive spiral to want to look after yoursel more, to be healthier. All this results in a greater mental health. After many years and thousands of patients, we can say, that this will also happen with you.

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