New York specialist explains: What is osteotomy for cheekbones?
At the practice of Dr. Edmund Kwan, patients have access to a wide range of reconstructive and cosmetic surgery procedures that can improve their overall appearance and self-confidence. Patients in Manhattan, New York are urged to visit a plastic surgeon to discuss all that can be done to enhance the face and body. Our Board-certified plastic surgeon is proud to offer everything from traditional facelifts to cheekbone reduction surgery.
What is cheekbone surgery? Osteotomy in New York, explained
The mid-face or cheek area is an unmistakable facial highlight. Prominent cheekbones may be a noticeable feature among individuals of certain ethnicities, such as Asian patients. A patient may be self-conscious, because these bones can make their overall face look disproportionately wide. Cheekbone reduction or osteotomy is often suggested, during which bones are skillfully cut and then repositioned to lower the height of the cheeks. Bone settles naturally as it heals, eliminating the need for “conventional” invasive plates and wires. Depending on your needs and goals, bone may also be filed down or shaved to narrow wide features for a more subtle reshaping effect. Prior to undergoing surgery, Dr. Kwan will explain the process to patients so they know exactly what to expect following their procedure. Recovery, costs, risks, and other factors vary by the technique used, and Dr. Kwan is among a select group of U.S. specialists equipped to offer osteotomies for cosmetic enhancement, in addition to bone burring.
What procedures may be incorporated with cheekbone surgery?
To enhance your overall appearance or facial profile, Dr. Kwan may combine other surgical procedures with osteotomy, including:
- Fat transfers
- Chin implants
- Brow lift
An initial consultation at our practice helps determine the procedures that are best for you and your goals.
Interested in cheekbone reduction with osteotomy? There is no time like the present to speak with Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Edmund Kwan, about your options. Located at 1016 5th Avenue in Manhattan, New York, Dr. Kwan and his team can be reached at 212 734 4488. Call today to schedule your consultation and discuss your concerns with a qualified professional who cares!