Asian Facial Skeletal Contouring

What is Asian Facial Skeletal Contouring surgery?

Asian facial skeletal contouring procedures are performed frequently in Asia, especially in South Korea. These surgeries that decreases the width and sharp angularity of the cheek bones and jaw. These surgeries address facial characteristics that tend to be more prominent in individuals of North Eastern Asian descent. However, these procedures are not limited to Asians. Individuals of any ethnicity who would like to modify their wide angular cheek bones, wide and low-set jaw, and short and broad chin, are all potential candidates for these procedures.

Am I a good candidate for Asian Facial Skeletal Contouring surgery?

  • You have been unhappy with your face and believe it is too big, too flat, and/or too wide.
  • You are tired of trying to cover the sharp and wide contours of your cheeks and jaw with your hair.
  • You would like to correct your asymmetrical jaw, chin, and/or cheeks.

The Procedure

Zygomatic Reduction

This procedure decreases the sharp outward contour of your cheekbones. This is performed through an “L-shaped” osteotomy (cutting of the bone) of the zygoma. The zygomatic arch is then fractured. The segment of bone is shaved down and reinserted with inward rotation of the zygomatic arch to decrease the lateral protrusion. The segment of bone is then secured with surgical screws.

V Line Surgery

This procedure improves the contour of the chin and decreases the width and height of the jaw. The chin is modified through a “T-shaped” osteotomy, and secured with surgical screws. The mandible (jaw bone) is contoured with osteotomies as well. All incisions are made intraorally (through the mouth).

Mandibular Contouring

This procedure is for those individuals that are satisfied with the shape of the chin but unsatisfied with the width and height of the mandibular angle. The mandible is contoured to create a more feminine jaw line. All incisions are made intraorally (through the mouth).

Sagittal Osteotomy of Mandible

This procedure is for those individuals who require narrowing of the jawline. This may be combined with any of the above procedures to maximize the narrowing effect.


  • Mild to moderate pain (especially the day of the surgery) is typical. Pain is well controlled with over the counter and prescription medications.
  • Swelling is unavoidable and most significant approximately 72 hours after surgery. Cold compress for the first 72 hours followed by warm compress.
  • Wear compression bandages as instructed
  • All incisions are intraoral (within the mouth), mouthwash as often as you can for the first week.
  • Baby toothbrush to brush your teeth for the first 2 weeks.
  • Liquid diet for the first 5-7 days. Injecting liquid into mouth with a small syringe with your head tilted back is the easiest way to get food into your mouth.
  • Avoid dairy products for the first 2 weeks.
  • Avoid opening your mouth bigger than 3 finger widths.

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