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Cheek reduction surgery options enhance your features to put your best face forward in Fountain Valley, CA

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The mid-face is an unmistakable, central facial feature that holds great influence over our appearance. It contributes heavily to a wide face, and oversized cheeks can overwhelm and dominate the features you love. Likewise, cheeks can exist in harmony with other facial features and contribute to a balanced appearance that is proportionate with the rest of the face. Cheek reduction surgery in Fountain Valley CA at The Institute of Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery accounts for your unique characteristics, which can be determined in part by your ethnic makeup, as well as your specific goals for treatment. The latter consideration – your goals – can also be somewhat determined by your background.

In some cultures, high and plump cheeks that dominate the face are indicative of a bold, confident, and driven individual. For this reason, Dr. Thomas Nguyen’s patients may seek the opposite of cheek reduction surgery: cheek augmentation with either implants or fillers. Cheeks may appear sunken over time due to age-related changes, or high cheekbones may not have been in the genetic cards for you.

Alternately, many of Dr. Nguyen’s patients of Asian origin may covet delicate facial features, yet they may naturally have prominent cheekbones that are not in proportion with the rest of the face. Female patients may be troubled by strong, angular features that they feel are too masculine. A Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Nguyen has extensive expertise and experience with cosmetic procedures. So, you can trust that he has the knowledge and experience with a wide variety of different types of faces to naturally correct and improve your features – celebrating what you love most about your face, as well as preserving unique ethnic attributes.

Put your best face forward, surgically

Put your best face forward, surgically in Fountain Valley CA area
It’s important to distinguish between oversized soft tissues in the cheeks, and oversized cheekbones. Depending on what Dr. Nguyen finds during a complimentary consultation and examination, he may recommend buccal fat removal surgery or cheekbone reduction surgery, which is scientifically known as reduction malarplasty. The former approach removes the fat pad naturally present over the bone in the hollows of your cheeks. This fatty area doesn’t diminish with diet, exercise, or other nonsurgical methods of fat reduction. As with other surgical approaches available at The Institute of Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery, the procedure starts with an intraoral incision inside of the mouth (so, scars are not visible). After excess fat is removed, Dr. Nguyen closes the incision. As swelling subsides and the treatment site heals, cheek tissues conform to their new, slimmer contours.

The latter approach involves making an intraoral incision or an incision at the hairline that can be well-hidden. Depending on your unique anatomical features and the amount of correction that you desire, Dr. Nguyen can file down enlarged cheekbones, or perform an osteotomy that involves cutting and removing a piece of bone. Sometimes, more modest burring is sufficient to get your ideal degree of improvement and contours. This technique is generally associated with faster healing and minimal risks of complications when compared to cutting and repositioning bony tissue. An examination and facial mapping can also help to determine if a portion of muscle contributes to an oversized, bulky shape and appearance, and needs to be removed.

Regardless of the technique used to get your ideal facial shape and appearance, your health and attractiveness is in good hands with a Board-certified surgeon like Dr. Nguyen, who performs your procedure at our outpatient surgical center, and with the expertise of a Board-certified anesthesiologist. Our professionals’ surgical skill, administered in a safe setting, helps to ensure that the results are predictable and don’t limit function; for example, as bone or other tissues are repositioned and recontoured, efficient chewing, facial expressions, and other functions are retained. Surgical skill is further correlated with fewer risks, speedier healing, and a faster recovery. What patients do in the critical days and weeks following surgery also helps to promote healthy outcomes, and minimize the risks:
  • Follow specific instructions, just as you had to do prior to surgery; for instance, it may be advised that you stop taking certain medications or supplements that can interfere with healing or are associated with bleeding risk.
  • Take special precautions when performing tasks where you may accidentally bump up against incisions or place undue force on the treatment site.
  • Plan ahead, allowing appropriate time away from work, and physical exercise or activities that can challenge your body’s ability to heal.
  • You are your lifestyle! Make it a healthy one. It is particularly important to abstain from harmful habits, such as smoking and nicotine use that can interfere with how your body heals and can speed up how your skin ages.
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There are many ways to enhance this hard-to-miss facial feature at The Institute of Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery. Call (714) 421-4022 to schedule a complimentary consultation.

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Dr. Thomas T. Nguyen board certified plastic surgeon Fountain Valley, CA A Magna cum Laude graduate from Millsaps College, Dr. Thomas T. Nguyen is a board certified plastic surgeon. He brings with him a plethora of skill, expertise and knowledge given his 20 plus years of experience in the field.

Dr. Nguyen is presently the medical director of The Institute of Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery. He has engaged in research and contributed to many medical publications and continues to be deeply passionate about providing the best possible treatment for his patients.
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