Male Brow Bone Reduction

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in brow bone reduction surgery for my prominent brows.
I have read your posts online and I see there are 2 different options for the scalp incision. What would you recommend for having it the least bit noticeable and the best chance of healing the best?

A: In a male, the scalp incision is usually going to be back further in the hair, rather than right at the hairline because you don’t know how stable the male frontal hairline is. The exceptions to this would be in a male if one wanted to do a hairline advancement at the same time as the brow bone reduction, one had a good familial history of hairline stabiity our one wanted to eliminate any risk at all of any hair damage along the incision line. Having used the hairline incisions in men numerous times for different indications I have not have any postoperative concerns about the scar or the recession of the front edge of the hairline behind it.

But both hairline and more posterior scalp incision can be successfully used and the scars heal well in both locations. But it is important to carefully these incision location choices in the male brow bone reduction patient.

Dr. Barry Eppley
Indianapolis, Indiana