Is it possible to have cheekbones or malar bones shaven? One of my cheekbones sticks out or protrudes a little more than the other.
Is Cheekbone or Malar Bone Shave Possible?
Doctor Answers (2)
Shaving down cheek bones
No, it is not possible to shave cheekbones; if cheekbones are shaved, direct communication with the sinuses can occur, which would leave a sunken, hollowed-in look with a chance of infection in the facial soft tissue structures.
Reducing cheeks or malar reduction
For the most part this is not a common procedure to perform in the United States. The vast majority of these procedures are performed in the Pacific Rim nations where less prominent cheek bones is a sought after procedure. To the contrary, in the USA, prominent cheek bones are desireable and most patients seek cheek enhancement or augmentation.
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