Facial Skeletal Reduction

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  • Facial asymmetry
  • Dissatisfaction with an excessive prominence or exaggerated size of the forehead, cheeks, or angle of the jaw
  • General
  • 2.5 - 4.5 hrs
In / Outpatient
  • Inpatient
  • Through remote or hidden incisions, the soft tissues are separated from the facial skeleton
  • The overly prominent bones of the facial skeleton are contoured, reduced or repositioned
  • Swelling and bruising of the face peak at 2 days after surgery and largely resolve over the next 2 weeks
  • Return to school or work after 2 weeks, but no strenuous activity or contact sports for 12 weeks
  • Subtle swelling and numbness of the face will remain for up to 6 months
  • Provides a permanent enhancement of facial contours and proportions
  • Infection, bleeding, scarring
  • Residual asymmetry or deformity
  • Numbness or weakness of the lips, cheeks or forehead
  • Sinus inflammation, discomfort or headaches