Zygoma Cheekbone Reduction Korea

Cheekbone reduction is popular with individuals who feel that their prominent cheekbones project a harsh or unbalanced look in a face with otherwise small, delicate features. Surgical incisions are made orally and/or near the hairline, thus the cheekbones are chiseled to suit the face without creating visible scars.


Self Diagnosis


People frequently point out that you have a tough impression and a masculine face.

  • From a 45° lateral view, the cheekbone seems to jut out.
  • A concave surface creating a shadow can be visible just beneath the cheekbone.
  • Appearance of unevenness due to protruding cheekbones.
  • The high cheekbones make the face appear wider in the central portion.


Body of zygoma

It corresponds to the frontal cheekbone and 45° cheekbone area. If this area is over developed, it gives strong facial impression. Substantial portion of the bone at the body of zygoma can be excised, and is 3-dimensionally rotated and moved internally by cutting the bone in an L-shape.


Zygoma arch

The lateral aspect of the cheekbone is responsible for making the width of the face seem wider than it actually is. If this region is protruded forward, frontal face will seem to be heavy and provide for an unbalanced aesthetic.

By adopting the scalp approach method just above the ear or by making cuts in the area just in front of the ear along the hairline, the procedure to rotate the cheekbone inward and move the zygoma arch area inward can be carried out. The zygoma can tend me repositioned inward.


In most cases, both the body and the arch are over developed. Therefore, surgery is often performed on both parts. The purpose of this procedure is to reduce the extent of protrusion of the cheekbone.

Surgery is carried out to reduce the projection of the cheek bone on both the developed arch and body by excising the surface of the protruded bone.


However, there are limitations to how much excision can occur in cases where the excision required is greated than the bone denisity. In such an event it may be difficult to obtain sufficient results. Therefore, it is required to control the degree of protrusion of the bone through three-dimensional move of location while maintaining the original appearance of the Zygoma. Contact Mi-Seoul for a professional assessment.


* Surgery on the body of zygoma is performed through the incision of mucous membrane inside the mouth, that through incision of the scalp above the ear or incision in front of the ear for the zygoma arch. Size of incision is small and the incision line will be faded in time, making them almost invisible. Moreover, incision line is difficult to see because it is hidden by hair.


Reduction of frontal cheekbone

This is related to frontal protrusion of the zygoma body and its reduction is possible only to the extent in consideration of the bone density.


45° cheekbone reduction

Disproportionate development of the cheekbone as seen from a 45° lateral view is referred to as the 45° cheekbone reduction. In order to decrease the protrude zygoma angle, the bone is either shaved to desired shape or rotated to move it further inwards by excising the fragments of the bone after slicing the zygoma body into 2~4 mm pieces.

Hence, the cheekbone is rotated in the inwards direction after cutting the zygoma arch and zygoma body so that it can be fixed at the required position. After adjusting the bone, it is attached to the desired position.


Reduction of lateral cheekbone

This refers to the prominence of the cheekbone which causes the appearance of a wide face. The hard cheekbone is to be rotated 3-dimensionally for reducing the protrusion. For this purpose the bone is cut at the rear and frontal portion and then the bone can be easily rotated to fix it in the desired position to reduce the projection.

The projection of the bone can easily be controlled by monitoring the rotation of the bone as well as the incision done on the zygoma arch and body. By employing this method for the surgery the solidity and efficacy of the surgery is assured. This method needs to be applied with great care and precision because in most of the patients, composite cheekbone shape is present. Using this method, the cheekbone can easily be reduced no matter what shape it is in.

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    Why Mi-Seoul for Zygoma Reduction?

    At Mi-Seoul we work with the Best Korean Plastic Surgeons from the Best Plastic Surgery Clinics in Korea who specialize in Facial Contouring, Zygoma Cheekbone Reduction, Jaw (mandible) Reduction, Sliding Genioplasty, V line Surgery and Two Jaw Surgery are all complex procedures which should not be taken lightly.

    Facial contouring is difficult to revise so you will need to have only the most skilled facial contouring specialists performing your surgery to achieve the results you want. Contact us today for a free consultation

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