Cheekbone surgery, also known as malar osteotomy, is one of the most popular procedures that experienced doctors perform to improve the face of patients whose cheekbones give it a square look, which can lead people to lose confidence.
Many patients have cheekbone structures that require a reduction to their malar projection to achieve an oval or heart-shaped face. Cheekbone Reduction is a surgical procedure that reshapes prominent cheekbones to help patients get more beautiful and balanced facial features. Additional surgery can also be performed to correct droopy cheeks and restore a youthful appearance.
Who is a good candidate for Cheek Reduction Surgery?
Patients with prominent, rounded cheeks or those who have a narrow face and wide cheekbones. The ideal candidate must also be healthy and have realistic expectations.
Cheekbone Reduction surgery is not recommended for patients under the age of 18 or those with unrealistic expectations. This procedure will not improve the facial contour of patients with large cheeks.
In general, a good candidate for Cheek Reduction Surgery is:
Questions To Ask A Facial Plastic Surgeon Before Cheekbone Reduction Surgery
An experienced surgeon will take care to answer every question that a patient may pose before and after performing any procedures. It is often advised for a patient to list the questions on paper in advance of a cheekbone reduction consultation.
Some key questions to ask a primary surgeon before any plastic surgery include:
Preparation for Cheekbone Reduction
In preparation for Cheek Surgery, a patient may be required to:
Procedure for Cheekbone Reduction Surgery
Transgender Thailand’s partner hospitals use a L-shape osteotomy or two-site osteotomy and rotation method to reduce a patient’s cheekbone. Surgeons using this procedure create two-incision scars, one of which is done inside the person’s oral cavity and the other in front of the ear behind the sideburn.
After making the cut, the surgeon will rotate the cheekbone inwardly and fix it in place using a mini-titanium plate and screws. The intraoral incision will be closed using absorbable sutures, while the external incision is closed using fine sutures.
On average, Cheekbone Reduction surgeries take two hours to complete under general anesthesia. Patients are recommended to spend two nights in the hospital, under the nurses surveillance.
Patients who undergo Cheekbone Reduction will be required to frequently use mouthwash to prevent any infection. Additionally, patients should also keep their faces elevated to help reduce swelling following the surgery.
Other postoperative care guidelines may include:
Patients may return to work 10 days after the surgery, though there may still be some swelling.
It is also important to take the medication prescribed by surgeons to speed up the healing process and prevent infection following cheekbone reduction surgery.
*The average recovery time for this type of plastic surgery ranges between two to seven days.
*Note: The final results will vary depending on a number of factors, which may include the patient’s initial facial proportions, facial structure, medical history and the technique used in the surgery.
Risks and complications
Cheekbone Reduction is a low-risk procedure. However, like many surgical procedures, there are certain complications associated with it, including:
Patients who develop concerning symptoms, such as excessive bleeding or infection are advised to seek medical services immediately.
How Much Does Cheekbone Reduction Cost?
While we are aware that the prices of plastic surgery help patients make an informed decision, we do not provide the actual price of the surgery until after the consultation. This is done because:
While we do not offer the actual price of the surgery here on our website, we do list down the average cost of our procedures. Patients can find out more about the pricing on our Fees page.
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