Facial Bone Alteration

Facial Bone Alteration

Face profile can be completely changed and beautified according to the needs of the patient and requirement of ones face.

Zygoma reduction, also known as Cheekbone reduction surgery. is a surgery used to reduce the facial width by excising part of the zygomatic bone and arch. Wide cheekbones are a characteristic facial trait of Asians, whose skull shapes tend to be more brachycephalic (broad, short skull) in comparison with Caucasian counterparts, whose skull shapes tend to be more dolichocephalic (narrow and long).This surgery is popular among Asians due to their inherent wide cheekbones. Due to the advanced surgical skills of plastic surgeons who perform facial contouring surgeries, the number of Asian people undergoing this surgery is increasing.

The goal of a zygoma reduction surgery is not to flatten out the cheekbone but rather it is used to reduce the facial width while simultaneously creating a more three-dimensional projection to suit the overall facial contour of an individual. The infraorbital nerve supplies skin and mucous membranes to the middle portion of the face and also supplies sensation to the skin of the cheek, upper lip, nose and upper teeth. Therefore, special care should be taken to avoid contact with the infraorbital nerve, as damage to this nerve can result in possible loss of sensation or dysesthesia.