Q: Dr. Eppley, I have 2 questions about injectable brow augmentation and chin asymmetry.
1. Is it possible to create a more deep set (masculine) brow via fillers?
2. the bottom of my chin is a bit asymmetric. Can filler be used to even this out? Thank you for your time.
A: Inejctable brow augmentation and correction of chin asymmetry can certainly be done by using injectable fillers. It takes a fair amount of injectable filler to augment the brows, usually about 2 syringes. But it can create a significant brow augmentation effect. The improvement of chin asymmetry will take far less volume. While effective, like all injectable fillers, its effects will be temporary in the range of 6 to 9 months at best.
Injectable brow augmentation can be a very good initial ‘test’ to determine if overall brow augmentation produces a good result. If not it can always be easily reversed by hyaluronidase injections or simple the passage of time to let the filler resorb naturally. If one likes the result, one may progress to the use of fat injections or to a permanent brow bone implant. Permanent brow bone implants are made from the patient’s 3D CT scan and are usually placed through an endoscopic approach.
Dr. Barry Eppley