Does A Brow Bone Reduction Result In Any Long-Term Bone Resorption?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I need a sinus setback procedure. I think it is called the brow bone. but my brow bone is a bit asymmetric. Will a browlift be needed after this surgery? Is in the quoted price also the hospital care and everything? How many days should I stay in your town all together? Also is it possible to make some sort of insurance arrangement in case something goes wrong so that I am fully covered in this case? Finally have you not seen or have you also not heard of anybone resorption with this procedure? Long term consequences really scare the XXX out of me.

A: In answer to your questions:

1) Generally, a browlift is not needed after a brow bone reduction. It does not usually cause the brow bone to fall.

2) Any price estimates given to you is all-inclusive of the surgeon’s fee, OR and anesthesia costs. A formal price quote can be given based on reviewing pictures of the patient. Most patients return home 48 to 72 hours after the procedure.

3) I can not think of anything that could go wrong with this type of surgery that would require hospitalizations. But most insurances will cover medical problems, regardless of the origin of the problem.

4) I have not seen or heard of any bone resorption afterwards with this operation.When properly done with good surgical technique, brow bone reduction should not result in any long-term bone resorption problems.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana