Brow Bone Reduction

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in a brow bone reduction. Given the strong prominence of my forehead, and based on everything I have seen on your website, my brow bone will probably need to be removed, reshaped, and reattached. If this is the case, how many days will I need to take off work and approximately how long will it take before there are little to no visual signs of surgery? I have decided I want to go through with this, I simply need to schedule time off work. Email is the best way to get in touch with me, given my schedule. Thank you

A: Thank you for your brow bone reduction inquiry. The recovery from brow bone reduction is largely that of appearance. I(swelling of the eyes and forehead)  It probably takes about 10 days to 14 days after surgery until one looks fairly reasonable and a full three weeks until one appears visually completely normal and does not have any signs of having had the surgery. There are other physical issues that take longer to recover from such as forehead numbness and incisional healing but that is not an externally seen recovery issue

Dr. Barry Eppley
Indianapolis, Indiana