“What Is Cheekbone Reduction?”

Cheekbone Reduction is a surgery to reduce the size of the cheekbones and create a softer image. VIP doctors thoroughly understand the individual’s face anatomical structure and perform according to the patient’s needs.

Operation Information

  • Surgery Time :    ~90 Minutes
  • Anesthesia Type :    IV sedation or General Anesthesia
  • Hospitalization :    None
  • Stitch Removal :    2 Days
  • Recovery Time :    2-7 Days

Cheekbone Reduction Surgery Method

Cheekbone Reduction Surgery Method – Step 1

STEP  01 Understand and design the cheekbone amount to be reduced.
Cheekbone Reduction Surgery Method – Step 2

STEP  02 Incise the excess side cheekbones and separate from the front cheekbones.
Cheekbone Reduction Surgery Method – Step 3

STEP  03 Incise the back part of the cheekbones.
Cheekbone Reduction Surgery Method – Step 4

STEP  04 Rotate the cheekbones to move inward.
Cheekbone Reduction Surgery Method – Step 5

STEP  05 Fix the incised bone together and suture together.

Invisible Incision Line

Most cases can be done from inside the mouth. This does not leave visible scars even after the cheekbone surgery, which is an advantage. However, in the case of the protrusion in front of the ear of the zygomatic arch, this area cannot be fractured and fixed, which is a disadvantage. In addition, the incision inside the mouth can aggravate the sagging face. In such case, a facelift to lift the facial soft tissues in parallel can prevent the sagging face.

Ideal Candidates for Cheekbone Reduction

01   People who want to improve the flat face due to wide side cheekbones

02   People who want to improve the fierce and strong image due to protruded cheekbones

03   People who want to improve sunken cheeks or temples due to protruded cheekbones

04   People who want to improve a bumpy face line and slim down the cheekbones

Cheekbone Reduction Surgery Point

01   The surgery fundamentally reduces the cheekbone volume and size.

02   The surgery prevents sagging cheek fats by lifting both muscles and skin tissues.

03   The surgery not only reduces the cheekbones but also gives a natural and 3D result based on the patient’s ideal appearance.

04   The surgery is semi-permanent as it uses an incision method.

05   The surgery minimizes the damage in nerve tissues and blood vessels.

Cheekbone Reduction Precautions

01    The natural curve should be achieved

The cheekbone is a three-dimensional structure which forms the center area of the face and has the beauty of curve. If the natural curve disappears after the reduction of prominence, the face looks artificial and unnatural. Therefore, when shaved or removed, the beauty of curve should be considered, for which it is desirable to remove the straight part rather than the curved part after the fracture of the bone. To this end, surgeons should have an excellent artistic sense and ample knowledge.

02   A potentially sagging face should be considered enough.

For patients in their twenties, there is not a big problem regarding sagging face after the surgery. However, for those in their thirties to forties, the cheekbone reduction through an incision inside the mouth can aggravate the sagging cheeks. In such case, the cheekbone reduction through an incision in the scalp or the endoscopic facelift simultaneously with the cheekbone reduction can prevent the sagging cheeks.

03   Post-surgery scars should be well thought out.

This is not a problem except for the scalp incision method. The scalp incision is effective in reducing the cheekbone but leaves a long scar. Thus, unless necessary, an incision inside the mouth is desirable with the endoscopic facelift to prevent the sagging cheek. If the scalp incision method is necessary, a plastic surgery specialist with substantial knowledge and experience is required to minimize hair damage and scars.

04   The asymmetry and unbalance should be prevented.

The cheekbone reduction may cause facial asymmetry or unnatural curve when the design of the bone excision or procedure is wrong. The bone-excised area may look sunken without a natural curve. Therefore, the craniofacial surgery should be performed by skilled plastic surgery specialists with substantial knowledge and wide experiences.

05   There shouldn’t be any aftereffects, such as facial nerve palsy or sunken temple.

These aftereffects are complications related to the scalp incision method. However, they do not occur when performed by skilled plastic surgery specialists.

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