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Facial Bone

Zygoma Reduction

Zygoma Reduction(Cheekbone Reduction)

Zygoma reduction minimizes dissection which separates soft tissues
from the cheekbones, adjusts the position of the cheekbones (zygoma) by
considering the patient’s skin elasticity and texture, and firmly fixes the bones
so their gap would not widen after the surgery to prevent droopy cheeks.


    1 hours


    General Anesthesia


    Same day discharge


    7 days


    7 days

  • What is cheekbone reduction
    (zygoma reduction)?
    Zygoma reduction reduces protruded cheekbones.

    The more protruded the cheekbones, the stronger and rougher they look. The cheekbones may look
    more protruded as the cheeks sink due to aging.Zygoma reduction reduces the cheekbone through
    L-shaped osteotomy (bone cut) to make the cheekbones look smaller and natural.

    Why the cheekbone surgery
    (zygoma reduction) is called
    baby face surgery.

    The cheek looks more protruded due to aging from the 30s due to droopy skin and this is why people
    iwith protruded cheekboneslook older.VIEW Clinic considers the difference of bone size and skin elasticity
    for each individual patient and adjusts the amount of zygoma to be shaved to effectively reduce themIn
    addition, the clinic fixes the skin a little bit higher during the surgery thus making a more beautiful and
    younger face by preventing cheek sagging after the surgery.

Special Features of View Plastic Surgery’s Aygoma
Reduction (Cheekbone Reduction).

    It provides more significant zygoma reduction effect by reducing the side as
    well as the front of the cheekbone.


    The trimmed cheekbone is rotated and pushed inside, forming a natural
    volume at a 45 degree angle.


    Zygoma reduction adjusts the amount of bone resection depending on the size
    of the cheekbone to shape the cheekbone in the harmony with the whole face.


    Our surgery know-how for preventing cheek sagging with proper dissection,
    fixation and positioning of lifted cheekbone.

The bone scalpel is an ultrasonic device that cuts the bones
by responding only to the bone tissues.

It has less vibration (within 0.5mm), enabling a very precise surgery, protects
nearby blood vessels and nerves by responding only to bones, thus causing less
tissue damage and bleeding and providing quick recovery.

When you need zygoma reduction (cheekbone surgery)?
  • 01.

    If you want a natural V line

  • 02.

    If you want a natural-looking small face with a smooth outline

  • 03.

    If you have a wide angular jaw and round front chin

  • 04.

    If you have previously received a square jaw surgery but do not have a V line

  • 05.

    In case the shadow is cast underneath the cheekbones because of protruded cheekbones

Before and after
the surgery
Cheekbone reduction
Surgical Method
  • 01.

    Cut a part of the front side of a cheekbone in an L shape through oral cavity incision.At this point, adjust the amount of cutting depending on the size of the protruding cheekbone to calibrate the size of the cheekbone.

  • 02.

    Remove bone chips.
    (In most cases, a certain amount of bones is removed but if the cheekbones are not too big, only osteotomy is performed.)

  • 03.

    Cut and separate the arch on the side of the cheekbone through the incision of the scalp around the sideburns.

  • 04.

    Rotate and replace the separated cheekbone inside.

  • 05.

    Shave off the rough border surface and firmly fix it with pins.


View Plastic Surgery Clinic’s zygoma reduction (cheekbone surgery)
has the effect of reducing the front and side of the cheekbones by
rotating the bone inwards. This procedure is effective for those who
have cheekbones protruding in the front and on the sides
The know-how of medical experts is crucial because the balanced
view from the front side, 45 degrees angle and the sides of the
cheekbones depends on the amount of bone cutting, movement
range and extent of rotation.

  • VIEW Hospital's Cheekbone surgery

    Reduction of the front and the side of a cheekbone

  • Existing Cheekbone surgery

    Reduction of the side of a cheekbone

The existing zygoma reduction surgery cuts the cheekbone into an I shape and pushes the separated bones inside.While the width of the cheekbones on the sides is reduced due to the amount of the bones pushed inside, the reduction of the front side of the cheekbones is insignificant. Therefore, this surgery method is not used that much.However, it is good for patients with a flat front and overdeveloped on the sides cheekbones. Thus, it is important to precisely analyze the cheekbones before performing the surgery.

Why VIEW Clinic’s facial contouring surgery
has been receiving the spotlight?
1. The dream team of facial bones achieving the best results with safe surgery

    Cooperation of more than 2 plastic surgeons.
    Direct consulting with the operating surgeons.
    Customized surgery plan and error-free surgery.


    The residing anesthesiologist participates
    in surgery planning and takes care of the
    patients until they recover.
    Defibrillator, UPS, antiseptic surgery system.
    Precise examination before the surgery.


    Swelling and skin treatments by the dedicated
    facial contouring care department.
    Scaling and oral check-ups by the partner
    dental clinic.

2. 3D CT upgrading the operational precision and stability

3DCT is a device that projects x-rays on the human body in order to reconstruct a three-dimensional image of internal structures.
Comparing to other X-ray images it is 3000 times more accurate and able to produce a multi-dimensional analysis of facial bones’ size, location, depth, length,
and width. Based on this, surgery methods and limits can be customized into an individual surgery plan.
Furthermore, thanks to precise knowledge of neural glands location, the surgery can be performed safely and with no neurological damage.