Is A Bone Graft Required For Cheekbone Reduction Reversal?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I am 24 years old and I had regrettable cheekbone reduction surgery in Korea sic months ago and I am devastated by the results. I am hoping to reverse the changes made and was wondering if you could help with some questions.
I think the doctor fractured the zygomatic bone then pushed and rotated it inwards. If no bone was removed, is it possible to push and rotate it back outwards? Is a bone graft still necessary in this case?
Many thanks for your help.
A: I am very sorry to hear of your unsatisfactory aesthetic results. Cheekbone reduction osteotomies can be reversed and, in most cases, a bone graft is required. That determination however requires a 3D CT scan to look at the osteotomy pattern and the current healing of the zygomatic osteotomy site. That is a scan you can get where you live and we can order it for you to have it done.
Dr. Barry Eppley