Examining Cheekbone Reduction Surgery

Examining cheekbone reduction surgery

An ideal face is considered to be the one with all the perfectly proportioned features. While some faces have absolutely nothing wrong with them, others may need some corrections. In some cases, people are not very fond of the shape of their entire face, which may be due to several reasons. One reason for the face to not appear alluring is due to abnormally grown or broader cheekbones. They are known as chipmunk cheeks. A cheekbone reduction surgery, a commonly performed cosmetic surgery, can contour such cheeks.

The chipmunk cheeks are not a defect or disease, and for some people, they may even add to their attraction. However, some people may not feel comfortable with chipmunk cheeks and consider cheekbone reduction surgery – also known as Zygoma Reduction. This surgery is popular among Caucasians because their majority does not have defined cheekbones. In some cases, the surgery may also require implants placed under the cheeks for attaining a well-balanced face.

Ideal Candidates for Cheekbone Reduction Surgery

It is quite simple to determine whether or not you are an ideal candidate for cheekbone reduction surgery. For this purpose, stand in front of the mirror and either try whistling or take a sip of something using a straw. If you have extra fat accumulated in the cheeks, buccal fat removal works best to improve your condition. It is ideal for people with puffy cheeks, which give them an overweight look. In this case, cheekbone reduction may not be necessary. However, if the cheekbones look abnormally large and pointed when whistling or sipping, the patient should go for surgery.

Zygoma or cheekbone reduction surgery can benefit the patients with:

  • abnormally large and prominent cheekbones
  • wide cheekbones making a face look wide
  • disproportionate or unbalanced facial features
  • sunken cheeks making a face appear skeletal
  • deformed cheekbones

Expected Results

Like any other cosmetic procedure, cheekbone reduction surgery also gives realistic results. The procedure can rectify or refine the cheekbones and not entirely evolve them. It can make the facial line more defined and sleeker. However, it cannot reconstruct the cheekbones. Therefore, only the candidates who have realistic expectations from the procedure should undergo it.

Risks and Side Effects

As every cosmetic surgery procedure has side effects, so does cheekbone reduction surgery. Usually, it includes common surgical complications. Some of the potential risks of this procedure are as follows:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Bleeding
  • Blood Clotting
  • Infections
  • Allergic Reactions


Cheekbone reduction surgery has several benefits. Some of these benefits are mentioned below:

  • It is a safe procedure and gives permanent results.
  • It improves facial contours.
  • It improves facial appearance and makes it more youthful by balancing facial features.
  • It does not leave a visible scar.
  • Only minimal and temporary side effects are associated with it.
  • It boosts self-esteem and confidence.

If you are looking for a reliable and efficient facility to undergo cheekbone reduction surgery, Dubai Cosmetic Surgery Clinic is the right option. We have a panel of board-certified expert surgeons who will guide you and offer you the best treatment.