Doctor insights on:
Puffiness On Cheekbone
Swollen, puffiness under eye at cheekbones. Is this due to blocked tear ducks? This is day 2; better but still puffy. I started a eye lash boost serum
You may have: Allergic inflammation from pollen or mold or other air pollutants. Or you may have sinus infection or orbital swelling from congestion. Blocked tear ducts are typically one sided, as it is rare that you have a condition that will block both sides at the same time. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
I have puffiness under my eyes above cheekbones. Di I need fillers or plastic surgery...How can it be tightened?
Depends: Puffiness under the eyes can be caused by: loss of volume in the tear trough, bulging orbital fat, loose skin or flat cheekbones. Treatment is based on the cause. Fillers may replace lost volume, bulging fat and loose skin respond to surgical removal and malar (cheek) implants may improve a weak bone structure. See a competent surgeon with experience in cosmetic procedures of the eyelids. ...Read more
Depending on the cause of the swelling, cool or cold compresses can help a lot. If an infection is causing the swelling, further treatment may be needed. Blepharitis is a common cause of eyelid swelling, you can get more info: http://www.2020vision. Com/blepharitis. Html
sinus and allergy problems can also be involved in this type of swelling. ...Read more
I have a puffy line under eye right around cheekbone and dark circles around eyes I have a picture but I don't know what it is or if it's serious?
Zygomatic Bone: Forms the zygomatic arch.Get a more detailed answer ›
Evaluation and x ray: Have it evaluated and x rays done. Go to the er if you cannot be quickly seen by your own doctor. ...Read more
Does this mean that: Your Jaws is becoming locked in either an open or closed position? If yes, you could have temporomandibular joint dysfunction. An ENT physician or a dentist who specializes in this - may be able to help you. ...Read more
Is it normal if my left cheekbone is more prominent than my right one, and I find it looks obvious?
Facial asymmetry!: Your body is really quite asymmetric, one foot may be larger than the left, etc. Issues facial asymmetry are magnified, particularly with females. Check with your pcp and discuss this. If there is a severe difference you may have surgical oprtions, ie plastic surgeon, oral-maxillofacial surgeon, or ent. ...Read more
Diagnose first: The first and most important step is to see a healthcare provider to diagnose the type of fracture you have. If it is a non-displaced fracture, no treatment may be necessary. If there is displacement of the fracture, the location and type of fracture (s) can dictate what surgical approach will be used. Afterwards, healing is dependent upon a healthy diet and following postop instructions. ...Read more
Have cold with swollen lymphs, woke up with pain on/under one cheekbone, very painful, any relation to cold?
Possibly: Colds may cause swollen lymph nodes but not as much as bacterial infection. If the swollen node is under the angle of your jaw it may also be caused by an infected tooth or possibly a sinus infection. If your cold worsens or you get a fever then see your doctor. If the cold goes away and the node gets better then they were likely related. ...Read more
I wouldn't say I'm in pain but every day now I have what feels like burning in my cheekbone that keeps coming and going and it's starting to worry me?
It would be: Reasonable to see a dentist and make certain there is no oral cavity or dental issue contributing to your symptoms. If everything is Ok the next step is a sinus evaluation by an ENT. If everything there is OK and you haven't developed a rash then it would be prudent to see a neurologist for further evaluation. ...Read more
Fracture: An x-ray of facial bone would help to identify if you have any fracture. ...Read more
Trauma: Trauma results in temporary bruising and swelling. We can't determine over the internet what's occurring in your particular case. See your dentist and\or physician for an accurate and proper evaluation. ...Read more
Yes: Generally most underbite problems are characterized by a deficiency in the growth of the upper jaw which will give the appearance of a flatten "cheekbone" area and a large, protrusive lower jaw. Early treatment of these problems is recommended to avoid surgery later once growth has ceased. If you are already an adult, often you will need jaw surgery and braces to correct your underbite. ...Read more
Please: Consult with a facial plastic surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
Recommend: Consultation with a plastic surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
I had an accidental hit to my cheekbone 61/2 weeks ago and I still have a larger cheekbone on that side, how can I speed up healing, will it be normal?
Fracture?: That is a long time after the hit, I would expect swelling would be gone by now. Did you ever had X-rays taken? Maybe you had a fracture. Because this is your face, I would suggest you consult a ENT doctor or plastics. ...Read more
Right cheekbone hurt w a sharp stabbing pain for two seconds then pain disappeared 'til 2 days now, pain very briefly, but left w dull feeling in area?
Could be...: One of the conditions that come to mind is possible trigeminal neuralgia. It is a condition when the trigeminal nerve (cranial nerve v) for whatever reason fires abnormally and causes brief episodes of severe, sharp lancinating pain. It could be precipitated by chewing or by blowing air in one's face. There are other potential causes. But make a visit to your doctor. ...Read more
My response: You are very young, at age 22, to experience classic tic doulereux, or severe painful trigeminal problem, but a sensory neuropathy secondary to viral cause might cause semblance of swelling. If you do have pain, search for underlying Multiple Sclerosis, or another intracranial cause. Have a neurologist manage. ...Read more
TMJ: Unilateral crepitations in region proximal mandible w. chewing raises concern for Temporomandibular Disorder, oft called TMJ, "j" for joint. I have often seen in persons w. chronic head tilt, who develop crossed muscle syndrome, uppermost hypertrophic & hyperdynamic & lower deconditioned, in masseter muscles. Your photo suggests left sided disorder in rightward tilted head. See a TMJ specialist. ...Read more
Cold pack: A cold pack might be helpful but a steak per se offers no specific benefit. If you were hit hard you might want to be checked by a doctor to determine if you need a c/t scan to rule out a fracture. ...Read more
Pressing sensation on my face. Feels like hair on my cheekbone. No pain, just a sensation. What could this be?
No idea: I have no idea, but typically most weird sensations are due to the presence of some toxin, pathogen or allergen. These can be identified and detoxified. ...Read more
Is it normal to have swollen right superclavicular (~1cm) when experiencing left side sinus pain/cheekbone pain for previous 2 months?
Swollen what?: If you are talking about a lymph node, this is almost never normal. If the bone itself is "swollen", is it possibly you have broken it at some time? It is on the opposite side, but do you have a diagnosis for the sinus/cheek pain? Are there other swollen nodes in the neck, jaw, or armpit for example? You should probably be seen by someone who can evaluate all of this. Good luck! ...Read more
Have a metal plate on face from injury sustainedthree years ago. Last few months increase in facial pain. Now have hard knot on cheekbone- painful.
Infected plate: If the increased pain and swelling is in the area of the pain, the plate/screws may be infected. See an oral surgeon or ENT doctor for this problem. ...Read more
Has my cerebrolspinal fluids been compromised for life since I had to recieve a titanium plate with 4 screws to support my skull left upper cheekbone?
Uncertain why: You need to discuss this with your physician or the surgeon who first operated on you ...Read more
No: Do not take antibiotics unless you can identify an infection. ...Read more
Hi, I had my cheekbone fractured and had an zygoma surgery. I had the surgery on 31/03/2016 and the swelling on my face has not fully disappeared. The?
Check with your --: -surgeon 2 make sure there is no complications. It's really only been a month, and swelling is 2 B expected still, but 2 B sure check with him/her. ...Read more
Scars;VitaminE: Life holds no guarantees as we know, but vitamin e oil placed directly on the scar regularly can help to fade or remove the scar. You can get a bottle of it in the drug store. It's inexpensive and worth a try; just be patient. I don't know about Dermaroller. Also consider seeing a plastic surgeon who may be able to help. Peace and good health. ...Read more
What test could one get that would show if there was something under your cheekbone towards the temple area?
Xray vs ultrasound: I'm trying to envision "under your cheekbone". Do you mean skin & soft tissue covering cheekbone or do you mean cheekbone itself or perhaps even "inside" cheekbone? If it's superficial soft tissue, ultrasound can help determine if solid or fluid filled. Xray can initially evaluate bones but CT scan can offer even more detail of bones & stuff inside skull. Discuss your concerns w/Family Doc or ENT ...Read more