Attractiveness by high cheekbones (zygomatic bones)
A cheekbone onlay allows enhancement of cheeks which are sunken or receded. Faces with a flat midface structure and rather elongated shape can be made considerable more attractive by enhancing the cheekbone.
Treatment takes place via the oral cavity, preventing outwardly visible scars
Onlay materials such as lyophilised cartilage or other biological materials emphasise the cheekbones. The size and position of the zygomatic (cheekbone) onlay is determined in consultation with each patient. Every region of the zygomatic complex is carefully assessed, i.e. the anterior upper jaw/zygomatic region in the area of the sulcus infraorbitalis, the zygomatic body itself and the zygomatic arch. This differentiation is important and is often not considered.
As treatment takes place via the oral cavity there are no outwardly visible scars. The treatment is performed under general anaesthetic and is painless. Postoperatively there is merely a little swelling which usually occurs. The patient can subsequently return home. A long lasting result is achieved.
Patient report 2016
Experience report by Maliqi Kushtrin, Switzerland
Since the age of 16, I have been unhappy with the asymmetry of my face, more precisely with the difference between my cheeks and upper cheekbones, and I began to look for a specialist on the Internet.
Professor Sailer in Zurich seemed to have the most experience in this, judging by the many photos on his website. The response to my first written inquiry already gave me the impression that my case and my aesthetic desires were being taken seriously. Based on the photos of my face I had sent to the hospital, I received a free phone consultation with Dr. Schwob a few days later. After the very informative conversation and a good feeling as well as a sense of trust that I had come to the right place, I agreed on an examination appointment. X-ray images were taken, and I also met Professor Sailer. He was very pleasant and I was surprised at how much time he took for me and my problem. I was also shown many impressive photos of patients who had undergone surgery at the clinic, and they even offered me the option of contacting some of them. They first of all prescribed an anti-clench splint for me, as I was clenching my teeth together and my jaws always make a cracking sound, which in turn caused my masticatory muscles to strengthen and grow. I was also given Botox injections around my masticatory muscle to help it relax. This lead to a good, but unfortunately still not completely satisfactory aesthetic result. I was determined to undergo reconstructive surgery to have my cheekbones aligned. My mother and my brother accompanied me to the last consulting appointment before surgery and encouraged me to proceed with my plans.
Nearly two years have passed since then and I am writing this letter to give a big thank you to Professor Sailer.
I am very glad I underwent this surgery.