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Cheekbone Reduction

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Cheekbone Reduction

  • Duration: App. 3 hours
  • Anesthesia: General Anesthesia
  • Fasting: From 8 hours before the surgery
  • Stitch Removal: 2 weeks after
  • Hospitalization: 1 day
  • Drain Removal: 1 day after
  • Recommended Staying Period in Korea: Min. 2 weeks
  • Mani & Pedicure: Must be removed
  • Compression Bandage: Recommended to wear all times for first 3 days, then put on only at home or while sleeping for another 1-2 weeks

Before & After


What is cheekbone reduction?

WONJIN’s cheekbone reduction (zygoma reduction) expands on existing jaw / chin surgeries. WONJIN’s facial surgeons have over 19 years of experience. The zygoma is fractured and pushed back, and the fractured zygoma’s circumference is carefully trimmed and rotated to bring a more natural cheekbone reduction effect.

Appropriate for those who

  1. Case of conspicuous front cheekbone
  2. Case of wide face width
  3. Case of conspicuous side zygoma bone
  4. Case of conspicuous side and front zygoma bone
  5. Case of unbalanced facial contour
  6. Desire a slender facial line
  7. Dissatisfied with current facial contour

The Effect of Cheek Bone Reduction

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Cheekbone Reduction Surgical method

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  1. Figure out shape of maxilla and mandible bone and nerve location by taking x-ray
  2. Incise two sites; inside mouth and inside of temporal area
  3. Fracture frontal and back (rear) zygoma bone, then push it inwards:
    The side zygoma is pushed inwards and the volume of frontal zygoma is maintained, and the frontal face width is reduced.
  4. To prevent bone movement, fixate surgical site with screw
    (* If you want to avoid screw fixation, please let the doctor/consultant know during the consultation)
  5. Suture with dissolvable surgical thread
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WONJIN’s Cheekbone Reduction

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