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zygoma reduction (cheekbone reduction surgery)

2013-06-17 17:53


1. Cheekbone
Protruding cheekbone in the middle of the face makes the face looks bigger and rough.

2. Surgical procedures

① General anesthesia is carried out.
② An intraoral incision is made and the cheekbone is excised to shift its position.
③ An excision of the zygomatic arch is performed through preauricular stab incision and the cheekbone is moved.
④ The amount of inward shift of the protruding cheekbone is decided prior to the surgery and the cheekbone is moved.
⑤ The moved bone is fixed.
⑥ The surgery is completed within one hour.

3. Self-diagnosis
-The face is flat and wide. Middle of the face is especially wide.
-The face gives rough impression.
-When looking at in front, protruding cheekbone makes the face look uneven.
-Only the cheekbone is seen when looking at from 45 degree of the side.
-Under the cheekbone looks dented and shaded.

4. Surgical principles
There are two different types of cheekbone.

1) body : This region refers to the frontal cheekbone and prominence of the frontal cheekbone makes the outer ends of the eye look prominent or wider than normal.
The frontal cheekbone can be shaved off, and bone removal is required to move the entire cheekbone inwards.

2) arch : This region refers to the rear part of the cheekbone, which makes the face look wide from the front view and very bumpy from the side view because the frontal region of the ear is protruding. This part of the arch is cut near the sideburn region and the frontal cheekbone is also excised, making the entire cheekbone and arch move inward.

In most cases, both the body of the cheekbone and its arch are prominent. Therefore, surgical procedures on both parts are performed simultaneously.

The main concept of cheekbone reduction surgery is to reduce the protrusion of the bone. In order to do so, the protruding region is shaved off. But in order to maximize the results, more bone mass may need to be removed even than the actual bone mass. In order to improve this surgical limitation, the actual shape of the zygoma must be retained while a three-dimensional shift takes place and reduces the bone protrusion.

Every individual has a different size and shape of cheekbone. The body of the cheekbone may protrude, or the arch may protrude, or both conditions may be combined. Likewise, surgical procedures must accurately meet individual conditions and needs by a high level of skills and know-how.

An intraoral incision is made for the cheekbone surgery and a small preauricular stab incision is made for the zygomatic arch surgery. The incision is very small and is made inside the sideburn. The incision line fades away over time.

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