Is cheekbone reduction surgery detectable via X ray 7 years post surgery?

Does it depend on the material used (assuming materials are used in such procedure(?) ?

Doctor Answers 2

Cheekbone Reduction

Cheekbone reduction of any significance is done by osteotomies and plates and screws which would be visible by any form of x-ray imaging. Cheekbone reduction by burring is less detectable as no hardware is implanted in the procedure.

Is cheekbone reduction surgery detectable via X ray 7 years post surgery?

 Hi, reducing the cheek bones can be performed using a small bone rasp which would not be detectable on XRAY.  If the bones were cut and re-positioned using screws and metal plates these could be seen on an XRAY however that seems like an extreme approach in my humble opinion.

Hope this helps.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.