What Order Should Cheekbone Reduction and Double Eyelid Surgery Be Done?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hi, I’m interested in both the cheekbone reduction and double eyelid surgery. Therefore, I was wondering which one should I do first? Lastly, how soon could I have the plates and screws removed and is shaving of the Zygoma cheaper than L-Osteotomy method?

A: The order of  cheekbone reduction and double eyelid surgery is a personal one and the two, while anatomically close, are not related or affected by the other.  The one you do first is the one that is most important to you.

Shaving of the zygoma is usually a poor choice for many cheekbone reduction patients as its effects are more limited and is a procedure that is not aesthetically interchangable with cheekbone reduction osteotomies. They each have different indications for the cheekbone reduction patient.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon