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Case Study – Excision of a Traumatic Zygomatic Arch Osteoma

  Background: Osteomas are well known benign bony growths which can occur from within, on or even outside of the bone in the surrounding soft tissues. In the craniofacial skeleton, osteomas usually occur as a peripheral lesion arising from the periosteum. While there are multiple etiologies for them the most recognized is that of trauma. Read More…

Cheekbone Reduction – Intraoral vs Coronal Approach

  Cheekbone reduction, also known as reduction malarplasty, is one of the most popular Asian facia contouring procedures. While high popular in such countries as South Korea and China, it remains a very infrequently performed procedure in the U.S. The obvious reason is the difference between Asian and Caucasian facial shapes as well as the Read More…

Cheekbone Reduction Osteotomy Patterns

  Cheekbone reduction is the only facial reshaping procedure in which one reduce the size or width of their cheekbones. It is essentially an inward repositioning of the zygomatic arch which acts like a bridge over the temporalis muscle as it descends to attach to the coronoid process of the lower jaw. The arch bone Read More…

Zygomatic Arch Osteotomy in Cheekbone Reduction

  Narrowing the wide midface can be done only by bringing in the width of the zygomatic arches. The shape and convexity of the zygomatic arch, like a spanning bridge, is what creates the width of the face between the temporal regions of the head and the lower jawline. Moving this portion of the cheek Read More…

OR Snapshots – Posterior Cheekbone Reduction Osteotomy

  Reduction of prominent cheekbones requires some form of bone reduction. While some may think that shaving or burring can reduce the width of the cheekbones, this is largely an ineffective technique. This is because the only portion of the cheekbone that is accessible for shaving is the most anterior portion right below the eye. Read More…

OR Snapshots – Posterior Cheekbone Reduction Osteotomy

  Cheekbone reduction surgery typically is done by a double osteotomy technique. The anterior cut allows the posterior body of the zygoma (main body of the cheekbone) to move in. The posterior cut is done at the back end of the attached zygomatic arch just in front of the ear. These two cuts allow the Read More…

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