Will A Custom Forehead Implant Stretch Out My Eyebrows Laterally?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am greatly interested in the customizable forehead implant you offer. I read that the prominence can be projected upwards to 5-6 mm, but I am more interested in the width, specifically the area at the edge of the eyebrows.

I know that the determining factor is the orbital shape and length which cannot be currently altered, but I wanted to know if it will be possible to use implants to “stretch” the eyebrows horizontally. If it is possible, by how much can the width be increased?

A: While the lateral brow bone and orbital rim area can be augmented, I can not say that such augmentations necessarily produce significant eyebrow stretch as a result. Quite frankly it is just not an issue that patients have ever asked for before nor have I ever actually looked or measured that type of overlying soft tissue change. Whether it occurs or not in the way you would like I can not precisely say.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana