Tuesday 22 January 2013

[BK Plastic Surgery] Facial bone contouring: 3D Cheekbone Reduction

BK Plastic Surgery Hospital in Korea

Facial Bone Contouring:
3D Cheekbone Reduction


 Today, we are going to talk about
cheekbone reduction, one of facial bone contouring.


The degree of protrusion may influence one's impression,
since cheekbone is placed on the center of face.

The proper degree of protruding cheekbone makes one look attractive and lively,
however, in case of severe case, wild and tough impression can be given.

If you are suffering from severe protrusion of cheekbone,
you can consider having BK Plastic Surgery Hospital’s 3D cheekbone reduction.

BK Plastic Surgery Hospital:
3D Cheekbone Reduction

3D Cheekbone reduction reduces overall facial size and refines facial contouring
by adjusting all cheekbone in all angles creating volume.

Merits of 3D Cheekbone reduction

-Beautiful facial Silhouette

Most Koreans (Asians) have flat faces with laterally prominent cheekbones,
which usually end up with rectangular shape
after typical cheekbone reduction is performed.

Therefore, cheekbone reduction is the most effective,
when anterior, lateral and 45 degree cheekbones are all fully considered.

-4 steps to prevent sagging cheeks

Sagging cheeks are prevented by following the principles
such as bone fixation, masticatory muscles- secured bones and minimal dissection.

 -Accurate Diagnosis

Cheekbone has a complex 3 dimensional structure
with other facial bone fragments around it.

BK hospital uses x-ray analysis and computer image
to maximize the precision of operation.

-Minimum Scar 

Making incisions inside mouth and sideburns area minimize a chance of scar visibility.

Surgical information of 3D cheekbone reduction

Duration: Approximately one hour

Anesthesia: General anesthesia

Incision Types: Intraoral and external (sideburn area) incisions

Stitch Removal: Absorbable stitch is used for incision within the mouth,
for other incision site, suture is removed 7~10 days after surgery

Recovery Period: Apply ice pack for first  2~3 days
Severe swellings 3~4 days after surgery
Final result can be checked after 4 weeks.

Sagging Cheek prevention

BK hospital continuously keeps following 4 steps for sagging cheek prevention.


-Minimum dissection
Minimum dissection is made only on the 45 degree section of cheekbone
via intraoral incisions, while anterior area of the cheekbone is untouched.

-Fixation of lifted cheekbone
Cheekbones are lifted when fixed to their new locations to stretch the skin tightly.

-Fixation of muscles
Surgical sites are sutured with the muscles as lifted to further prevent sagging cheeks.

 -Face lift
Elder patients with pre-existing symptoms of sagging skin benefit from facelift
that can be performed along with cheekbone reduction.


We talked about 3D cheekbone reduction of BK Plastic Surgery Hospital.

If you suffer from imbalanced facial bone, 
please visit BK Plastic Surgery today for more information on plastic surgery 
and make a reservation for free consultation now by simply clicking the banner below!

+82 2 544 0404
+82 10 5021 8886

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  1. Thank you for your comment! We are happy to hear that this article helped you understand facial contouring. Have a nice day!

  2. Having a full face and round cheeks is an indication of youth. Essentially do a bit of examination to see what concerns ladies in their 30's and 40's are looking to correct...volume Loss is at the highest priority on the schedule. You will find that through the following 5-15 years your cheeks and more level face will thin and you will have the coveted (more etched) look you are needing.
    Smita sharma