This surgery is also called “temporal fascia lift;” it is currently a novel scar-hidden facelift procedure, and the main goal is preventing and treating the sagginess of the cheeks and side face caused by zygomatic bone reduction. After cutting open a 2cm incision on the scalp medial to the temporofrontal hairline, Dr. Chuang will detach and release the superficial skin and deep temporal fascia. In the 45° superolateral direction, the whole unit of the cheek skin together with the superficial fascia near the zygomatic bone are lifted to the inside of the scalp, and extra scalp tissues are resected and sutured. Finally, Dr. Chuang will proximally fix the distal skin on the deep temporal fascia with non-absorbable lift sutures. In this manner, the sagging deep nasolabial folds or lateral cheeks can be improved; this surgical result will last for 3–5 years.
In conclusion, this procedure can be simultaneously performed with cheekbone reduction to postoperatively prevent potential skin looseness or be independently performed to resolve the late complication of cheek sagging to confer the effective facial contouring results.