Even though cheek procedure is one of the less known facial plastic surgery, reshaping the cheek can still go a long way in rejuvenating a person’s appearance or achieving their personal improvement goal. Some people who are uncomfortable with prominent and wide cheekbones will go for a “Cheek Reduction”, while some people who are unhappy with a narrow or gaunt look will usually go for “Cheek Augmentation”.
There are two different types of cheekbone which include body and arch. The body type refers to the frontal cheekbone and prominence of the cheekbone makes the outer ends of the eye look prominent or wider than normal. It could be shaved off or cut off, and will be 3-Dimensionally rotated and moved internally by cutting the bone in “L” shape. The arch type refers to the rear part of the cheekbone which makes the face look wider in the front view, besides, look very bumpy from the side view as the frontal region of the ear is protruding.
Surgeon will firstly examine patient’s face structure and factor of the expectations to determine either surgical or non-surgical treatment is recommended. Surgical cheek augmentation is intended to emphasize the cheek on patient’s face. It considered as the more permanent option. The procedure takes donor fat cells from other areas of patient’s body and injects them into the cheek to increase the size of the cheeks. The obvious upside is that patient gains the cheeks that they want while losing a bit of stubborn fat elsewhere.
Meanwhile, non-surgical technique is usually all about filler injection, which are cheaper, and providing less invasive. Dermal fillers, such as Restylane or Juvéderm, are used to augment the cheek area with hyaluronic acid and can be injected into the cheek area to add or restore facial volume. The non-surgical technique should be repeated every 1 year depending on the type of filler and patient’s body condition.
Unlike European descent, some people of Asian descent born with particularly full face prefer a slim appearance from both front and profile view. There are several techniques for reshaping the cheek. Breaking and resettling the bone in a reduced position will result in a narrower appearance is suit with very wide and prominent cheekbones. When, shaving of the malar bone may be a good solution for moderate prominence of the cheekbones.
Candidate for Cheek Surgery
• Patient who has prominent cheekbone with broad face and uneven contour
• Patient who has masculine and strong impression due to prominent cheekbone
• Patient who has protuberant cheekbone in 45° view