Cheek Bone Reduction
This procedure improves facial contours by removing overly large and prominent cheekbones (also known as ‘malar’ or ‘zygoma’ bones) or by correcting unevenness.
A small incision (approximately one-inch in length) is made inside the mouth, creating a space up and over the bones to be reduced. Excess cheekbone is reduced through grinding or cutting the bone for removal, resulting in balanced and proportioned face.
Risks and Complications
Although rare, surgical procedures can encounter complications.
- Nerve damage
Standard hospital procedure requires that your surgeon perform laboratory investigations and/or diagnostic examinations to ensure that you are fit for surgery, prior to hospital admission and surgery.
Time required: one to two hours
Anaesthesia: General anaesthesia
Back to work: client discretion
More strenuous activity: three to four weeks
Scars will fade: within the year
Note: This information acts as a guide to your possible treatment. Your individual concerns and specific medical history will need to be shared and discussed with your surgeon during your initial consultation.