Malarplasty is a surgery aimed at increasing, through a prosthesis, the size of the cheekbones to create, together with rhinoplasty and mentoplasty, a greater harmony on the patient's face.
In facial feminization, malarplasty is closely linked to mentoplasty. One of the fundamental differences between the male and female facial structure is that the male structure is more square. This is because the angles of the male jaw are more robust, with a more vertical projection. The female facial structure is smaller, finer, the branches of the jaw are more oblique inwards, from top to bottom and from outside to inside, in addition the angle of the mandible is not very pronounced and the cheekbones and chin are usually more projected showing a more triangular appearance.
When we have a very square facial bone structure, typically male, many times it is not necessary to perform surgeries that affect this structure, through malarplasty (placement of cheekbone prostheses) we can achieve a more feminine triangular structure, projecting the cheekbones.
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It is a simple intervention and can be performed under local anesthesia in an outpatient procedure, its recovery is very fast. Two small vertical incisions are made inside the mouth at the edge of the gum groove and on each side at the level of the canine teeth, to be able to place the prosthesis. The aesthetic result can be observed almost immediately, improving with the passing of days.
Yes, it is very common to combine malarplasty with mentoplasty to achieve a projection and obtain a good facial triangulation. Using prostheses for the cheekbones and the chin achieves a very good aesthetic result, avoiding more aggressive surgeries that affect the facial bone structure.