Can The Brow Bones Be Lowered With A Bone Graft?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I need some information about hollowness between eye and brow. Is it possible to use bone graft to fill the hollowness and lowering the supraorbital area. What do you prefer to use on that case. But remember please, only permanent result.

Is it better using implant or bone grafts. Usually plastic surgeons use filler or fat graft but i do not like temporary result.

A: As a general statement while either bone graft or implants can be used to augment/lower the supraorbital rim/brows, custom implants are preferred because they will have a predictable preoperative determined shape, can be inserted through much smaller incisions and will have an assured smoothness. The same can not be said when it comes to bone grafts….not to mention the need for a harvest site.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana