What Is The Cost Of Brow Bone Reduction?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have some questions about brow bone reduction. I read your case study “Reduction of Prominent Brow Bones in Men” and was wondering what the cost would be to have a surgery done like this? I have a prominent brow bone and would like to have this feature removed from my face. How long is the surgery? What are the long-term effects of the surgery? Are there any medical conditions that could occur as a result of the surgery? 

A: Brow Bone Reduction surgery is typically a 2 to 2.5-hour procedure. The surgery is performed through a scalp incision way back from the frontal edge of the hairline. The outer portion of the prominent brow bone is removed and reshaped to create a flatter appearance. The procedure is highly successful with no known medical conditions or problems associated with the surgery. The only potential issues are aesthetic in nature, with the risk of asymmetry of the bones and some persistent forehead numbness (though both are uncommon). The cost of a brow bone reduction procedure falls in the range of $8,000 to $9,000. I would be happy to review any pictures you could send me to see how this procedure may be of benefit to you.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana