Can I Do Contact Sports After Brow Bone Reduction?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Can I ask a few questions please about brow bone reduction. 1. What does this procedure entail ?. How long is recovery? I used to be a boxer, obviously I don’t compete anymore but I still train regularly in judo. After the operation am I still able to do sports that I’m passionate about. Can I go without being struck in head as I don’t spar or compete anymore but I still like competitive physical sports. Will my forehead be weakened at all ?? Thank you.

A: In answer to your brow bone reduction questions:

1) To fully understand the surgical aspects of the procedure I would go to and search under Brow Bone Reduction where detailed descriptions of the procedure are fully available.

2) Recovery is largely about facial swelling which will take about two weeks to largely look normal.

3) Once the bones are fully healed (three months) you can return to any contact physical activity.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana