Brow Bone Reduction

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in brow bone reduction surgery. I have deformities in my skull that I would like to change. I don’t know if my skull is changing still or what caused my skull to change into this shape. But I have my brow bone sticking out in the front, the right side of my head to stick out more than my left (which if you see my right eye its more into my skull than my left eye), and I have my skull is not flat on top. I have not been to the doctor about these issues yet. Seeing what my current options are to fix this and if you have any insight on my skull defamation.

A: I can not speak to why your skull has developed this way, I can only address how you would treat it. Your strong brow bones can be reduced through an osteoplastic brow bone setback procedure. The right temporal protrusion can be reduced by a combination of total muscle and subtotal bone reduction. The top of your head is the biggest challenge, as some height reduction can be done, you can never get it close to being flat.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana