Cheek Reduction Surgery in Korea


Cheekbones are one of the most prominent and noticeable areas in the face. Due to this, cheekbones can have a great effect in overall proportion, shape and image of the face. More protruded cheekbones give stronger, rougher and sharper impression. Therefore, it is important to have correct contour of the cheekbones to make a lively face with character. Addressing these issues with cheek reduction surgery in Korea can be beneficial.

Cheek reduction, otherwise called zygoma reduction, is an operation that contours and smooths out the face by grinding or cutting out the protruding cheekbones to appropriate size, or moving them to the appropriate position. Zygoma reduction reduces the cheekbones by removing side and front cheekbones resulting in smaller and natural looking cheekbones.

Cheek reduction surgery pros & cons


If you have a face with a prominent contours of the cheek, this is because of the developed cheekbones. When your cheekbones are developed, this area as a whole looks wide and gives a sharp impression.

Facial contouring injection can only do so much to correct the shape of your cheeks, because the main cause of protruded cheeks are caused by cheekbones itself than muscle of fat tissues.

Zygomatic reduction surgery (cheek reduction surgery) is the most effective way to correct protruding cheekbones. Surgery process for this is longer and recovery time is longer than eye or nose plastic surgery, because the nature of the surgery involves changing facial shape by resecting facial bones.

Surgical techniques have been well developed for cheek surgery and the incidence of side effects has been greatly reduced, but still cheekbone surgery often results in drooping cheeks. Experts in this field mainly recommend that people should just continue to keep their natural character and consider using makeup to conceal their protruding cheekbones, rather than receiving cheekbone reduction surgery.

Important factors for successful Cheek reduction surgery


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Cheekbone is divided into different parts. The zygomatic bones and irregular paired bone with articulates with the maxilla, the temporal bone, the sphenoid bone and the frontal bone.

The sides of the cheekbone is proportional to the size of the face. When this part is wide, the face looks large as a whole. When the front of the cheekbones have proper volume, it helps to make your face look solid. The zygomatic bones have 45 degree angle and the protrusion of this bone may give of countrified look or impression.

It is highly important for the doctor to diagnose and operate accurately on the area where cheekbone surgery is required. Cheekbone surgery should be carefully considered as the difficulty of surgery is high, but the results of the operation can have great results that may dramatically change your facial impression. Because of this, a correct surgical plan should be customized for the current facial condition of the patient, and surgery should be performed correctly to achieve best possible natural results without side effects.

Many nerves and blood vessels pass through the facial bones and cheek bones are closely related with the facial bones. For this reason, cheek reduction surgery is difficult process and safety of the patient is more important than anything else, along with consideration of postoperative side effects.

Furthermore, it is highly important to receive surgery from a specialist with sufficient experience and know-how. The experience of attending anesthesiologists is very important since general anesthetics and sleep anesthesia are performed for the duration of the surgery.

Price comparison of cheek reduction surgery in Korea & USA

Protruding cheekbones are more commonly seen in Eastern ethnic groups than in the Western ethnic groups. For this very reason, cheek reduction surgery is a much more needed procedure in Eastern compared to the Western. Therefore, Korea has large number of cheek reduction surgeries every year among Eastern countries. Large volumes of surgeries increased price competition in Korea, and it is cheaper than other countries.

Three types of incisions used for this surgery

Intraoral incision

Intraoral incision process leaves no external scar after the operation. The surgery time is relatively short, the amount of pain after the surgery is lower, and the recovery time is fairly quick. Since the incision is only made inside orally, there is a limitation on the amount of cutting and it cannot be used for every surgery as there is a limitation. The intraoral incisions lead to poorer visibility during the surgical process. If patient has larger side cheekbones, the protruding parts in the front of the ear is difficult to correct with this method.

Incision of the front region of ears

Small incisions are made in the mouth and in front of the ear. Cheekbones are then exposed and the cheekbones are cut partially or entirely. Through this procedure, the cheekbones can be sufficiently corrected and it minimizes scarring.

Incision of the scalp

A wide incision is made on the scalp between one ear and the other. This method is used if the cheekbones protrude so much that the surgery is performed simultaneously with skull revision surgery. The surgeon can correct the entire cheekbones by looking at it the with the eyes because this method exposes the cheekbones. Since the area of surgery is large, operation time is longer, recovery time is longer, and secondary side effects are more frequent.

Cheek reduction surgery process


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A correct incision method is chosen for you and then the cheekbone are accessed through these methods. The position or the shape of the cheekbones are changed through osteotomy, which is the surgery process of cutting the bones. Throughout the duration of the surgery, cheekbones are usually fixed with wires or plates. Surgery may be completed without a fixed procedure and it depends on the surgery method.

Cheek reduction surgery cost

The price for the check reduction surgery depends on each procedure type and which plastic surgeon you choose. Price can be determined after consultation and examination.

Cheek reduction surgery anesthesia

Cheekbone reduction surgery is generally performed under general anesthesia. However, if the area for the surgery is small, it is sometimes conducted with local or sleep anesthesia.

Cheek Reduction surgery recovery

The length of time taken for the surgery is around two to four hours and requires one day of hospitalization. Patients are expected to avoid large mouth opening movements or solid food for about two weeks and it is necessary to protect the surgical area for this duration.

The stitches are removed after about two weeks after surgery and the swelling goes away in around two to three weeks. You can be expected to return to your daily life after about a week but there is about a two-month recovery period till you achieve your desired effect.

Cheek Reduction surgery side effects

Drooping cheeks are the most common risk associated with cheek reduction surgery. This occurs when the cheekbones are moved by internal and external forces and it is not maintained in the postoperative position. This can also occur if the skin fails to keep up with the bone structure changes due to larger volume of skin or lack of skin elasticity.

Cheek Reduction surgery Before & After


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