The anatomical regions on the middle face between the mouth and forehead, on both sides of the nose and extending from under the lower eyelids to the auricle, are called zygomatic regions. Although the aesthetic perception varies from person to person, it is expected that the lines connecting the tip of the chin and the outermost parts of both cheekbones are V-shaped on a face that is generally considered beautiful. Having fuller or more voluminous cheekbones than normal can cause significant differences in the appearance of the face. Since the prominent cheekbones provide a more dynamic, youthful and aesthetic appearance, the frequency of application of cheekbone aesthetic surgeries is increasing.

What is Cheekbone Aesthetics?

Surgical and non-surgical procedures applied to make the cheekbones that are not prominent enough on the face of the person more prominent are called cheekbone aesthetics.

In some people, the cheekbones are not prominent due to genetic reasons, while in some people, deformation can be seen in the tissues due to aging. Cracked cheekbones or deformation in the area can cause the person to have an old, tired and unhappy appearance. Such problems can be resolved by surgical procedures or by medical aesthetic procedures using various fillers, according to individual evaluations.

Who Is Suitable For Cheekbone Aesthetics?

  • Dissatisfied with facial features,
  • Wants to have fuller cheeks or a wider face,
  • Those who want to have a younger, lively and dynamic appearance,
  • A weak appearance in the face area due to aging,
  • Cheekbone aesthetics can be applied to people who want their deformed cheekbones due to accident, injury or other reasons to become smoother and more prominent.

How is Cheekbone Aesthetics Performed?

Cheekbone aesthetics can be performed with surgical and non-surgical techniques. While prosthesis is used in the surgical procedure, also various fillers such as hyaluronic acid or fat injection are included in the medical procedures.

Cheekbone aesthetic surgery is usually performed under local anesthesia. In this method, special facial prostheses are used to enlarge the cheekbones and give them a protruding appearance. This method, which is preferred in cases where the cheekbone is not in the desired dimensions, should be applied meticulously because of the possibility that cheekbone prostheses can cause very serious changes in the appearance of the person. Special facial prostheses, which are selected in such a way that the most proportional and most aesthetic appearance of the person's face is obtained, are placed on the cheekbones by making an incision from the mouth and cheek area, and rarely from the lower eyelid. With this procedure, the face is provided with a more proportional appearance. If the person also has a complaint of cheek sagging, cheek lift aesthetics can be applied simultaneously.

Cheekbone aesthetics with filling is mostly applied to people with small or underdeveloped cheekbones. In this procedure, which has a very fast recovery process, hyaluronic acid-based fillers are generally preferred. After the process, which is completed in about 15-30 minutes, the patient can quickly return to his daily life. The permanence of the filler injection may vary between 6-18 months, depending on the filler used and personal characteristics.

In the fat injection or lipofilling method, fat is taken from a suitable part of the patient's body such as the abdomen, waist or legs. After the extracted fat is processed, it is injected into the application area.

Before Cheekbone Aesthetics

Before the cheekbone aesthetics, the patient is examined in detail and it is determined which procedure can achieve the most effective results. The patient's bone density is measured. X-ray method is used to view the condition of the cheekbones and whether there is flattening. As a result of the information obtained, planning is made in such a way that the most suitable appearance for the patient's facial structure is obtained.

Healing Process After Cheekbone Aesthetics

After cheekbone aesthetic surgery, redness and mild tingling may occur. It is important to consume liquids for the first 3 days after the operation, and to consume soft foods the next week. In order for the stitches in the mouth to heal quickly and for a healthy and rapid healing process, the mouth should not get tired and talk too much. For the first night, care should be taken to lie on the back with the neck up. Sauna, Turkish bath, jacuzzi and steam bath should be avoided in the week after the operation.

Frequently Asked Questions About Cheekbone Aesthetics

For whom is cheekbone aesthetics performed?

It can be applied to people who are over the age of 18 and whose general health condition does not constitute an obstacle.

Is cheekbone aesthetics permanent?

Permanence varies according to the technique applied. While the surgical procedure is permanent, non-surgical procedures have a limited duration and need to be repeated.

Which branch doctor performs cheekbone aesthetics?

The operation should be performed by Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons.

Can cheekbone aesthetics be combined with other procedures?

It can be combined with operations such as chin aesthetics, face lift, bichectomy, under-eye aesthetics.