Is My Orbital Decompression Result Possible?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am a 24 year old healthy male. Due to my ethnicity, my eyes are more prominent than I would like, and this orbital decompression would be purely cosmetic + I don’t have any health conditions and my eyes operate normally. With this orbital decompression I would like my eye to fall further back in my eye socket like photo.

Is my desired orbital decompression procedure result Possible like photo? I appreciate any response

A: Orbital decompression works by dropping down the anterior orbital floor which makes the globe drop down and back a bit. How significant those changes are and controlling them in a precise way is not an exact science given the variables of how much of the floor is lowered, the size of the orbital contents and that fact that this is a bilateral/paired structure. So applying orbital decompression as an aesthetic procedure where the outcomes are much more highly scrutinized than when done for medical reasons would suggest that your imaged goals may or may not be exactly achieved.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana