Can Eyebrow Lowering Be Done?

Q: Dr. Eppley, How can I lower my brows? Can brow bone reduction help? I found them too high on the face, not close enough to my eyes! Is eyebrow lowering possible? 


A: I am not aware of a 100% reliable method for eyebrow lowering. Brow bone reduction topically does not cause the eyebrows to ‘fall’ or lower even in large brow bone reductions. Eyebrows maintain their position because of the length of the forehead skin/soft tissue rather than the bone structure underneath it. Tissue expansion of the forehead skin could be done and the the eyebrows released from the brow bones secondarily to attempt to have drop them down, thus creating more forehead skin. This makes theoretical/anatomic sense but I can to speak to its clinical effectiveness as I have never have forehead tissue expansion for this aesthetic purpose…even though you are to the first person got have asked me about it.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana