Am I A Good Candidate For Cheekbone Reduction?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’m a young man from Europe. I have a question for you if possible. My biggest insecurity arehow wide my face is wich i Think is ddtermined by how wide my cheekbones and temples are, and also my jaw. My biggest doubt is if it is possible to make it any narrower. All patients I’ve see having reduction procedures are asians, and although they look wonderful i feel like our anatomies are different. For instance their problem has usually to do with how their cheekbones arch, while mine i think is directly at the roots of the cheekbones ( I might be wrong this is why i’m asking you).

A: I think the fundamental question is whether your face would benefit by cheekbone reduction osteotomies given that the temples above it will remain the same. (forget about for a minute how technically possible it is and that requires a 3D CT scan to determine and not plain x-rays) The best way to make that assessment is computer imaging. (see attached) Your reaction to that prediction will answer that question.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon