Facial bone contouring
with Rejuvenation

※Recovery time, hospital admission and visiting for treatment schedule may vary among individuals.
  • Operation time
    2 hours
  • Method of anesthesia
    general anesthesia
  • Hospital admission stay
  • Suture removal
    in about 14 days
  • Visiting for treatment
    2 times
  • Recovery time
    about 2 weeks

Does the patient look older
after facial bone
contouring surgery?

The reason for desiring a facial contour surgery is to soften and smoothen uneven facial lines.
A look of the actual face may often show a drooping cheek and chin, appearing older, even
after well-performed operation with respectable resultant CT images.

Such phenomenon is frequently observed among patients in their late 20s or older who undergo facial bone
contouring surgery. We observed many incidences in which patients would often consider revision or lifting
surgery for this reason. A face, literally and metaphorically, is an expanded balloon for individuals in their early 20s.
Under these circumstances, the balloon may still be a blimp even after a slight deflation.Nevertheless, further
deflation of the balloon will result in a crumpled balloon. Excessive bone esection is not
desirable in facial bone contouring surgery.Considering the overall facial aesthetics
and/or surgical techniques, while keeping the healthy looking outcome in mind
is essential for an outstanding surgery.

What is Facial bone contouring with Rejuvenation at
Apgujeong YK Plastic Surgery Clinic?

Carrying out facial bone contouring procedures for the last fifteen years, we have had much
concern and research in finding facial approaches to looking young and pretty.

In the final analysis, facial bone contouring procedure has, in fact, the effect of engendering beauty and that of facial lift at the same time.
Informing patients of these effects have been a real joy! First, the foci of the face are organized by lifting/reduction of malarplasty, for which the malar bone,
located in the central aspects of the face, is resected and fixed. Then, square jaw surgery of the long curved cortical bone is carried out. The slim facial line
attained from square jaw surgery, together with the zygomatic arch (zygoma) that raises the masseter muscle, which originates from the zygomatic arch
and inserts onto the square jaw, lifts the lower face. Endoscopic forehead lift is carried out in the upper part of the temple to raise the soft tissues together,
thereby lifting the upper face. Consequently, the effect of increased overall lifting after surgery permits a younger look and more elastic face.

Key points of Facial bone contouring with Rejuvenation


Completes youthful complexes


Finishes a
facial contour line


Smooth facial contour without sagging

Cases Requiring facial bone
contouring with Rejuvenation

Case where a patient looks
older after facial bone contouring surgery
Cases where skin drooping
is a concern after facial
bone contouring surgery
Cases of
aged-and-dull large face
Cases in which
a three-dimensional
look is inadequate
Cases where the patient
desires a beautiful
and youthful face.

Facial bone contouring with Rejuvenation Method

Step1 Upper faceGO

Endoscopic Forehead Lift

Endoscopic Forehead Lift has the lifting effect from the temple area and improves the eyes, brows, and the well-defined eyes outline.

Step2 Mid-faceGO

Zygoma Reduction

Lifting-Zygoma Reduction minimizes droopiness after reduction of malarplasty, and improves the volume of the mid-face.

Step3 Lower faceGO

Square jaw surgery

Square jaw surgery of the long curved cortical bone results in a slim look both medially and laterally. Its synergistic effect with lifting-reduction of malarplasty avoids the excessive jaw line and allows a well-defined chin contour.