An operation to narrow the zygomatic bones can be used to reduce lateral protrusion of the cheekbone (Zygoma). This is the diamond-shaped bone that is situated below and lateral to the eye socket at the broadest part of the cheek.This remodelling of the malar complex or zygoma can be used to alter the facial width and can be a powerful way to slim the overall facial shape and change the appearance of the facial form.
Mr Juling Ong’s expertise as a facial reconstructive surgeon means he is highly skilled in producing a subtle improvement that achieves a more attractive appearance to the mid-face, with minimal scarring that should not be noticeable when fully healed. Mr Juling Ong will carefully plan the procedure to adjust the cheek’s projection, shape and volume, taking into account your other facial features.
Mr Juling Ong’s facial expertise as a reconstructive surgeon means he is highly skilled in producing a harmonious and natural result. Each patient has a unique facial structure and different concerns, and Mr Ong will give you unbiased, expert advice and ensure you have realistic expectations from surgery.
During a cheekbone osteotomy, the zygomatic arch is cut, and the cheekbone is rotated inward and fixed into position with a titanium plate and screws. The procedure typically takes 2 to 3 hours and is performed under a general anaesthetic.