What Type Of Brow Bone Reduction Surgery Do I Need?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in getting a brow bone reduction.

A:Thank you for your inquiry and sending your pictures. While it is true that our brow bones are over developed you have a significant backward slope to your forehead which contributes to the protruding brow bone appearance. The relationship between the two is important and it can affect what are the best procedure(s) for your forehead reshaping. If the slope of the forehead is not an issue for you then a Type 3 or bone flap setback technique is needed for your brow bones as the primary treatmen. (see attached imaging) If, however, correction of the forehead is also deemed aesthetically beneficial then a Type 2 brow bone reduction technique is needed where lesser brow bone reduction is done by burring only and some forehead augmentation is done above it. (see attached imaging)

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon