Cheekbone reduction surgery in Iran: All you need to know
Having protruded cheekbones will give you harsh and strong impressions, especially as they stick out as you age. Cheekbone surgery, also known as zygoma reduction surgery, is a cosmetic surgery that reduces the size of the cheekbone changes your face’s shape into an oval shape that makes you appear younger.
The best candidates for cheekbone surgery
Cheekbone reduction surgery is a great way to improve your facial features and have a younger face. However, this surgery is not suited for everyone. Patients who can benefit from it include:
- Patients who have exceptionally prominent front cheekbones
- Patients who have wide cheekbones
- Patients who have uneven facial contour
- Patients with sunken or hollow cheeks
Zygoma reduction surgery will enhance the looks of the face by removing the cheekbones or fixing their shapes and positions. This surgery is sometimes called baby face surgery because it changes the facial features to look more like young people’s faces.
How is cheekbone reduction surgery performed?
During cheekbone reduction surgery, you will be under general anesthesia. To perform it, the surgeon will make two incisions, the first in the mouth and the other in the temporal area. Afterward, the surgeon will fracture the bones to weaken them so he/she can push them easily.
In some cases, the surgeon will make the incision above or in front of the ear. This method will enable the surgeon to access the arch and the cheek bone’s body and facilitate the rotation of the bone towards the inside.
In other cases, the surgeon may need to use both methods if there is a need to modify both the arch and the body of the bone.
After reshaping the cheek, the surgeon will fix the zygoma bone using screws. This will prevent any possible movement of the bones. After the surgery, your surgeon will put a drain to avoid any fluids’ accumulation and close the incisions the next day.
Cheekbone reduction surgery recovery
When cheekbone reduction surgery is done, you will be taken to a recovery room and be required to spend the night in the hospital. The doctors will monitor your vital signs and keep an eye on you to check for any irregular signs.
After you go home, you will need to stay rested for a week to promote the healing process. Zygoma reduction recovery time will usually take 2 to 3 weeks. You will usually be able to go back to your job in 10 days (This may depend on the nature of your job, so it is essential to consult with your doctor and see when it is OK to return to work), but there will be some remaining swelling.
To promote a faster healing process, you should:
- Refrain from vigorous activities for the following month
- Avoid smoking and drinking for 2 or 3 weeks
- Sleep with your head elevated for the next month
- Eat only soft food for about two weeks
- Take any prescribed medications as instructed by your doctor
Cheekbone reduction risks
Although zygoma reduction risks are low, you may suffer from some side effects and complications. Cheekbone reduction surgery risks may include:
- Reduced skin sensation in the surgical area
- Asymmetry cheekbones
- Fracture in the zygomatic arch
- Post-surgical pain
- Cheekbone reduction sagging is one possible risk; sometimes, you might need a facelift due to the sagging.
To reduce the risks, you need to choose a qualified and experienced surgeon and follow the after-care instruction carefully.
What is quick cheekbone reduction?
Like the traditional one, quick cheekbone reduction surgery will help you have a more youthful face with sharp features and reduced width. However, the surgery is shorter and a bit less invasive.
Quick cheekbone reduction does not require making any incisions inside the mouth. The surgeon will only make a tiny incision in the scalp (about 3 cm) and use titanium plates or absorbable plates to fix the cheekbones.
Quick zygoma reduction does not require general anesthesia. It is performed under sedation. The surgery takes only 30 to 60 minutes to perform, which is much less than the time required for traditional cheekbone reduction.
After the surgery, you may leave the hospital and go home on the same day. The recovery time of quick cheekbone surgery is shorter. You can go back to your daily activities in 2 to 3 days.
Cheekbone reduction with Botox
Other than reducing wrinkles and fine lines, it is possible to use Botox to slim the face. This can be done without surgery by injecting Botox into the masseter muscles at the back of the jaw. These muscles can affect the shape of the face as it makes it look squarer.
Non surgical cheekbone reduction by Botox is beneficial if you only need mild cheek reduction. In cases that require more noticeable results, cheekbone reduction surgery is needed.
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