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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 cultural Read More…

Patterns of Cheekbone Reduction Osteotomies

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 has 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. This 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 whole Read More…

Clinic Snapshots – Posterior Zygomatic Arch Osteotomy Incision

Cheekbone reduction surgery requires an understanding of the complete bony anatomy of the zygomatic bone. When most people think of the cheekbone ti is perceived as one solid block of bone just underneath the eye. While this area is a major part of the cheekbone, it overlooks the posterior extension of the cheekbone known as Read More…

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