Is Brow Bone Augmentation Best Done With Implants or Cartilage Grafts?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hi, I am interesting in surgery to increase by brow ridge, and masculinize it that way. I’m wondering what an estimated price range would be for this procedure, and what implant options there are? I have heard of some surgeons using implants, and others using cartilage from other parts of the body.

A:The use of bone or cartilage grafts for brow augmentation is associated with irregularities/asymmetries and a generalized lack of a smooth brow augmentation effect. Not to mention the need to harvest the graft as well as requiring a full coronal scalp incision to place them. Custom designed brow bone implants create far superior aesthetic results as well as bypass all of these issues and can be placed through a limited scalp incision using an endoscopic technique.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon