Zygoma reduction plasty
Zygoma reduction plasty is a surgical procedure that is performed to reduce the size of the zygomatic bone, which is also known as the cheekbone. The zygoma plays an important role in the overall shape and contour of the face, and in some individuals, it can be too prominent, leading to a disproportionately wide or rounded appearance of the face.
The procedure involves making small incisions in the mouth or in the hairline near the temples, through which the surgeon can access the zygomatic bone. Depending on the individual’s anatomy and desired outcome, the surgeon may use specialized cutting instruments, such as a saw or burr, to remove a portion of the zygoma or reposition it to a more desirable location.
Zygoma reduction plasty is typically performed under general anesthesia and can take several hours to complete. Recovery time can vary depending on the extent of the procedure and the individual’s healing process, but patients are typically advised to avoid strenuous activity and to follow a special diet for several weeks following the surgery.
As with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with zygoma reduction plasty, such as bleeding, infection, nerve damage, and scarring. It is important to choose a qualified and experienced surgeon and to thoroughly discuss the risks and benefits of the procedure before making a decision.