Cheekbone reduction, otherwise referred to as Zygoma reduction plasty, is a popular procedure among Asians who often believe that prominent cheekbones contribute to stiffness or imbalance when set against their soft facial features. It involves making surgical incisions in the oral cavity to contour the cheekbones in such a way that they complement the surrounding facial structures without any noticeable scarring.
Cheekbone reduction surgery works to slim down the cheeks and provide a much slender facial contour by reducing part of the zygomatic bone. The prominence of your cheekbones often depends on your bone structure or how big your cheeks’ buccal fat pads are. Individuals with large cheeks as a result of their bone structure benefit the most from this procedure as opposed to those who have enlarged buccal fat pads. Surgery is typically performed via a cheekbone osteotomy, where cuts to the bone are made, or by a less invasive bone shave.
$850 to $5,300
During cheekbone reduction, discreet incisions will be placed inside the lip or along the hairline, so that there is no noticeable scarring. For the removal of buccal fat pads, incisions will be discreetly made on the inner cheeks to ensure zero visibility.
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Is anesthesia required?
Anesthesia is often required for cheekbone reduction surgery as well as dimpleplasty. Since cheekbone reduction tends to be a more invasive procedure, it will be performed under general anesthesia or full sedation for the entirety of the procedure. Dimpleplasty, on the other hand, only requires local anesthesia due to its minimally invasive nature.
Are the results temporary or permanent?
Owing to the surgical nature of both cheekbone reduction and dimpleplasty, results can be expected to remain permanent. Noticeable results can be seen within the following two to three weeks post-surgery for cheekbone reduction, which will improve over the next three months. In contrast, dimpleplasty provides results that are immediately visible right after the procedure is completed.