Revisional Brow Bone Augmentation after Over Aggressive Brow Bone Reduction

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am 21year-old male. I had my brow bone shaved because it looked like a Neanderthal. Although my surgeon shaved it too much and now it looks too feminine.My question is can fat grafting make my brow ridge more masculine and how masculine can I achieve? Since I don’t want to have an invasive procedure again.

A: Given your own restrictions (no surgery) you are left only with the options of injectable fat for fillers. How aesthetically successful they can be can not be predicted beforehand. But suffice it to say that ‘soft’ materials like fillers and fat do not create the same effect as stronger augmentation materials like bone cements or implants. While I see little harm in doing injectable fillers, which are reversible, I would try that first before doing fat injections. Perhaps for just a little bit of indistinct brow bone augmentation these softer materials may be effective for your brow bone aesthetic needs.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana