Cheekbone Reduction and Augmentation

Cheekbone reduction and augmentation plastic surgery is a series of procedures that can be used to alter the shape and size of the cheekbones. Cheekbone reduction surgery involves removing excess bone from the cheekbones, or repositioning the cheekbones inward, to create a more tapered, sleek appearance. On the other hand, cheekbone augmentation surgery involves adding implants or fat grafts to build up the volume of the cheekbones.  The implants can be made of a number of materials including: titanium, silicone, polyethylene; and can be either “stock” (off-the-shelf) or “custom” (bespoke to you as the patient).  Dr. Derek Steinbacher is a trained and experienced facial plastic surgeon in the community of Guilford, Connecticut, who is pleased to offer this surgery along with many other facial procedures for enhancement and rejuvenation.

Cheekbone reduction vs. cheekbone augmentation

You may be wondering which one is right for you. During a consultation visit with Dr. Steinbacher, his team will evaluate you and speak to you about your goals. Then, he can make a recommendation based on this information to ensure you get the results you desire. Both methods of cheekbone surgery can be used to create a more youthful appearance and address any functional issues that may be present due to an imbalanced facial structure. For instance, those with naturally large or prominent cheekbones may opt for reduction surgery to achieve a more balanced look. Alternatively, those who have lost volume in their cheekbones due to age or weight loss may opt for augmentation surgery to restore a fuller, more youthful appearance.

Who is a good candidate for cheekbone reduction or augmentation?

The decision to undergo these procedures is a highly personal one. Many factors should be considered before undergoing cheekbone surgery, including your facial structure, skin quality, and desired results. A consultation with Dr. Steinbacher can help you determine which procedure is right for you and if you are a proper candidate. He offers a wide range of facial procedures and may recommend an alternative cosmetic surgery depending on your desires and current appearance.

Schedule a visit with us today

If you are interested in learning more about cheekbone reduction or augmentation plastic surgery and live in Guilford, CT, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Derek Steinbacher today! Call (203) 453-6635 to talk to his welcoming front desk team to request time with our providers.

Dr. Derek Steinbacher MD, DMD, FACS

Dr. Derek Steinbacher has devoted his life to aesthetic and life-changing surgery. He is an artistic and meticulous surgeon who draws patients from around the world due to his perspective, unmatched skill, and exceptional results. He is able to uniquely address the face (facelift + rejuvenation), jawline (orthognathic; chin; contouring; implants), nasal (rhinoplasty), eyelids, profile, neck, breast, and body with one-of-a-kind results.

He is a multiple Board-Certified, Fellowship-Trained Plastic, Cosmetic, and Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgeon. He is Fellow of the most prestigious surgical organizations, including the Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, Societies of Craniofacial and Maxillofacial Surgery, the Aesthetic Society, and the Rhinoplasty Society. He has served as Full-Professor of Plastic Surgery at Yale, including Director of the Cleft and Craniofacial Program, and Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Steinbacher has unparalleled training at premier institutions, including Harvard and Johns Hopkins. His perspective brings together the best aspects of many distinct – but related fields – and it is this intersection of scope and expertise, in addition to an artistic eye, which enables excellent comprehensive results.

Dr. Steinbacher's approach: technical acumen, meticulousness, and penchant for combining art and science, together with his eye for balance, beauty, and harmony, helps achieve outcomes that greatly improve a person's confidence, health, and overall quality of life. Patients can trust that they are always in good hands!