Cheekbone surgery, Malarplasty
| Cheeks surgery, Bichectomy

Bichectomy and Malarplasty​

Cheekbone plastic surgery is technically known as malarplasty. It encompasses in a single name different types of cheek surgery that can be performed to improve the profile of the face.

Cheek plastic surgery is known as Bichectomy. It is a very simple operation, very quick and gives great results.

This page is a summary of all the techniques we can offer you at Clínica Sanza, in Barcelona. From here you can access the page where each one is explained in detail and get more information.

Bichectomia - Bolas de Bichat

Bichat’s fat pad extraction (Bichectomy)

Bichat balls are little balls of fat that we have in each cheek and have no use. They are what give most of the volume in the cheeks and can be easily removed. Removal produces surprising changes in facial symmetry, reducing the volume of the cheeks and giving greater definition to the cheekbones and jawline.


Augmentation of cheeckbones with prosthesis

It consists of placing a prosthesis in the area of the cheekbones or malar bones, whose material does not cause an immunological reaction and is integrated into the tissues in a natural way.

Once in place, the result is permanent, it is never lost and the profile of the face is defined in a very stylised way.

Aumento de pómulos con sustancias biocompatibles

Augmentation of cheekbones with biocompatible substances

It consists of filling the cheekbone area with temporary substances, such as hyaluronic acid or calcium hydroxyapatite.
They are infiltrated with injections, do not require surgery and are performed in the same surgery. They are completely biocompatible and do not cause any type of rejection or subsequent problems in the patient’s body.

Lipofilling de pómulos

Cheekbone augmentation with own fat, cheekbone lipofilling

The patient’s own fat is extracted by means of a mini-liposuction. Subsequently, the fat is processed and then infiltrated into the area to be filled, improving volume problems with a natural appearance and rapid recovery.



Profileoplasty consists in correcting the facial features of the nose, chin, and cheekbones with the help of surgery. This way, it is possible to combine and bring to practice procedures such as a rhinoplasty, a mentoplasty, a malarplasty (midface implants) or a frontoplasty in a single surgery.
Extracción de biopolímeros y silicona

Extraction of silicone, biopolymers or other body materials

They were withdrawn from the market more than 20 years ago, as they caused a new disease called “iatrogenic allogenosis”.

This operation is performed by very few plastic surgeons in Spain. Patients come to us from all over the world because they cannot find an experienced centre to come to. We have been removing biopolymers from our patients’ bodies for more than 30 years.

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